We started class with some dogwalk work - Jenn wanted the dogs to drive forward and complete the dogwalk while the handler decelerated. So we used a target (even though she is not a big fan of targets). Jenn stood at the end of the DW and the handler ran with the dog and each time tried to stop forward motion earlier and the dog ran to the food target that Jenn put down as the dog was approaching. At first I thought - who is she and why is she standing at the end of the DW - but once I realized she had chicken, she quickly became my new BFF!
I was good in class - no sniffing! And I am kind of willing to play a little before taking off on a sequence. I do bounces or hand touches or something - I think the hand touch game Kathy taught us is beginning to work! Mom didn't do lead outs with me - she just tried to get me to play and then go! Since we have been doing some fun weave pole drills in previous classes, they have become my favorite obstacle there and I cut behind mom once and headed for the poles and another time ignored mom's signal to jump and went for the poles! I even did a DW on my own instead of following mom to the teeter. Jenn says mom needs to keep her eye on me and that cutting behind her is especially bad, but mom couldn't help but smile and be happy that I was enjoying myself so much!