Today, we introduced the chute. Loki took to it like a champ. Not even scared a little. We’ve also been working on lead changes the past couple of weeks. He’s actually much better than I am in that regard. I have a lot of work to do! The instructor said I would get to start doing distance work next week, which I’m really looking forward to. It’s going to help us so much once we get out on a real course (as opposed to the tiny room where we’re running right now).

We did a small course during class today, which consisted of the following obstacles. There was one lead change (optional, at the very end, which I screwed up the first time, hah).

Pre-agility with Loki

Loki did absolutely amazing, just like I thought he would. He actually exceeded my high expectations. This is what we worked on in class today:

  • Figure 8 through the legs
  • Bow
  • 360° left
  • Back up
  • Following my hand

At the end of class, we did a five-obstacle course:

  • Jump chute (3 jumps)
  • Tunnel
  • Table (+ switch sides)
  • Tunnel
  • Jump chute (same 3 jumps)

Loki did the course like a champ!

Went rock climbing today!

Went rock climbing today!

Loki’s Pre-agility Homework

This week, we’re working on:

  • Bang it! Knock over plastic cups so they make a loud noise.
  • Here! Follow my hand.
  • Mark! Touch a target (paw and/or nose).
  • Wait! Stay there, but get ready for another command (start-line stay).

We did some practice with bang-it tonight, but Loki was having some issues figuring out what he was supposed to do. The hour at the dog park might have made him a little too tired, heh.

Just some things we’re working on!