Thursday, July 2, 2009

Tricky T-Day and Dogwalks

Another Tricky Thursday already - summer is flying by. July 4th is this weekend - where is the time going?

These are easy tricks but mom thought I looked cute doing them.

Yesterday we went to agility practice at the club - haven't been there in a very long time. It was fun to see everybody and fun to practice on real equipment. We set up the dogwalk and ran it a few times. Then mom decided to try a target - she put some chicken at the one end and showed me that it was there and then led me away to the opposite end and said "walk it!" - Well, I RAN it! My fastest dogwalk ever. (Still not Miley or Sizzle fast). We tried it several times and it worked really well. (Mom had her Flip camera with her but forgot to ask someone to tape us! Silly mom!) So now mom is all excited and can't wait to try again. Next time we'll start putting a jump after the dogwalk with the chicken on the other side of the jump. Guess that's the way to progress? We know that I have to get faster or we'll never make it through an excellent course within the time allowed. We rigged up a "dogwalk" in the backyard and we're trying a hoop at the end to get me to understand that I need to run all the way to the end of the board. Today we'll try it with a target too.

Gotta zoom!



Sara said...

Cute tricks Ricky!

I've been meaning to use a target after the dogwalk, but just never get around to doing it at school. I know that would really get Oreo going! Glad to hear it is working for you!

Diana said...

Im glad class was fun. I used targets to teach Miley in the begining. I still bring them out every once in a while. I think the was an article recently in clean run about targets. I think they interviewed Stuart Mah and he had great advice about targets and how to use them effectively. Ricky's tricks are cute too. Diana

Ludo van Doggy said...

You doing so better at me at tRICKY T-day. It too hot to do much here now. I will get to posting some stuffs now I has my computer back.
~lickies, Ludo

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry khute!


Dawn said...

What a cute guy you are! Very nice tricks. We're still waiting for the dog trick book to come from the library!

Marie said...

We love watching you do your tricks Ricky! As for using a target at the end of the dogwalk...we think that's a super idea. I'm really glad to hear that it's working for you. We use targets at the bottom of both the dogwalk and A-Frame to start.

Nat said...

Very cute tricks, as always! :)

Congrats on the DW success!! Mom trained Mika's running DW kinda like how your mom is going to -- with a jump bar on the ground 30" from the edge of the down plank of the DW.