We've been working on this under arrest trick for awhile and I still don't really do it as well as mom would like me to. She has to cue me most of the time with "arrest, feet" and point to the wall. Sometimes I get confused and want to do my "corner" trick since it involves the wall too. Mom is hoping I will eventually just go put my feet on the wall and stay there while I get "frisked" (I don't like to stay up there) and then wait until she says "Ok!" But at least you can see where we are in the process - it's not a super hard trick or anything but mom thinks it's kind of cute.
I FINALLY got to do some agility this week! Monday was our last class with Jenn for awhile (until April). In this class we ran a course that Jenn set up to test us on all the moves we have learned in the past 6 weeks. So mom did a forward motion front cross (people who did lead-outs used a foundation recall to heel), a parallel send, another FMFC (that wrapped me around a wing jump and into a tunnel), a rear cross, the serpentine recall to heel, another rear cross, another front cross and then a tunnel-entrance discrimination. I ran the course fairly well considering I was a multi-tasking, swivel-headed, distracted dog (once again knowing for sure that everything I saw as I ran by was FOOD). After the run-through, we had to practice the hardest parts in smaller sequences. Then I was a little more focused.
Today we went to practice at our club. It was very quiet - not many people came today - so mom and I were the only ones in the building during my first turn in the ring. I was much more focused today and ran really fast -we did lots of rear crosses too! I even slipped in the weaves on the metal base because I was going so fast (fast for me, remember, not Miley-fast!). Wish we had video because I also did well during my second turn.
Doing agility felt good! I get one more chance this week - another practice on Friday. Then we have to cross our paws/fingers that the snow in our backyard melts and allows us to practice out there because I have a trial on March 7th and mom works that week and we can't get to any of the indoor practices. Let's all pray for warm weather!!!!! After all, Spring is only 24 days away!