Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Clean Run

We are finally getting a little break from the extreme heat! Hurray! Today mom and I went to the park to do some long-line walking and dad met us there and walked with us for a while. We had a great time as usual. This afternoon mom and dad taught lessons (I helped mom teach her students). Then after dinner we did some agility practice! Mom got a subscription to Clean Run for her birthday. She loves it and can't believe how chalk full of information it is. She reads an article and gets all excited and inspired and tries to do the exercise or drill with me. Tonight we tried out some of the drills with the number 6! The first couple were pretty easy and then they started to get harder. For instance, mom doesn't really know what a "reverse flow pivot" is yet - but she'll figure it out. There are so many drills with the number 6 that it'll be a while before we get through them all. We also need to make one more jump so we have four jumps plus the tire. Tomorrow night is our agility class - another chance to work on the chute. Oh, we have been practicing on a broad jump of sorts in the house - sometimes I jump it and sometimes I walk over it. Don't ask me why - I know I only get a treat if I jump it! I guess I am testing to see if I can get away with walking on it and maybe mom won't notice and she'll reward me any way?

Gotta zoom!


Ricky

3 comments:

Diana said...

I dont know if you have already tried this or not. But if you put a regular jump over top of the middle of the broad jump, then the dog will understand to jump it and not walk on it. Does that make sense? Diana

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Yes, it makes sense and it's a great idea! Thanks!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

i saw some ppl tend to shorten the length of broad jump initially... don't know how it works though...i'm lucky for not having problem with it...

the clean run mag is awesome.. juz too bad we didn't get to subscribe it...but we did download the sample copies though...