Sunday, November 16, 2008

Stewie does distance

Stewie and I went to a distance workshop today with Lynn S. We learned new things and were reminded of some things we should be doing. I learned some things I need to practice:

Sends along a line of jumps when I have to layer parallel jumps
My body language, I "pump" my arm with the out signal, instead of holding it out straight.
To let Stewie know before he does an obstacle where he is going next.
Pressure on the line
Need to build more lateral distance.
More left and right work
Use a large cone to practice go outs
Use smaller cones as targets for me to "push" against, halfway between the obstacles
Stay away from the line, then I will have room when I need to push into his path to send him out- goes along with more lateral distance.
Work with Stewie on more decelerating tools

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Good Practice Tonight

Stewie and I had a good practice in the backyard last night and tonight. We are working on A frame tunnel discriminations from a lead out position and also running. We working on going on from a line of jumps to a tunnel on one end and the table on the other.
Tonight I put up my stick in the ground weave poles at 21" and he had great entries at speed from various spots. I stayed about 15 feet away from him laterally while he was weaving. I also took off laterally away from him while he was weaving and he kept going until he was done. It was a fun workout for both of us.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Success with Touch and Go

Stewie had a great Touch and Go run at Mt Holyoke too. The course was fun and fast with a course time of 34.42, Stewie's time was 23.52, going 5.65 yps, giving him a Q and a 1st place finish.
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Sunday, November 2, 2008

NADAC Nov 2, 2008


Stewie earned his Lifetime Points Award with an awesome Regular run, with a Q and a blue ribbon. Course time was 45.18 and Stewie's time was 30.61, traveling 5.03 yards per second.
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