was in addition a GREAT week
He was SUCH a good boy last night. I only had to spray his leash with bitter apple once to get him to realize he needs to stop trying to play tug. The "watch me" command really helps him focus!
We did a few new things last night - the high dog walk (he stumbled the first few times but then loved it) and also the broad jump.
He hit the boards on the broad jump the first time, but then was fine.
We starting to do a sequence of obstacles this week. He did a great job - he goes through the tunnel now without being afraid or hesitant! At first he used to back out - not anymore. He jumps through the tire like its not a big deal.
we had a course of this:
table sit (he has issues w/ sitting quickly or laying quickly...so lazy and selective hearing)
weave poles (still working on these. He's afraid of them I think - sometimes he does well, othertimes he jumps out of them and we have to start over)
So we did this combination like 2 times and on the third time he did everything perfect! After the weave poles the tall dog walk was right there and he just started going up it even though I didn't command my "walk this" like I normally do! How awesome!! He also went up the A frame after the dog walk cuz it was right there - it's like he is anticipating what is next!
My only issues are the weave poles and the table sit/table lay - or "pause box"
How do you get ur dog to QUICKLY sit or QUICKLY lay down. At home he will do it pretty well. Is there anything I can do to make a "new" command that means DO IT NOW?
silly boxers and their selective hearing.
Excited for next week - we are learning more handling things as most obstacles have been introduced.
The last week of class we get to take our dog for a run of the course OFF leash! I'm looking forward to this but also think it is hilarious cuz I"m pretty sure he will not pay any attention to me and run around and do whatever he wants.