Our new goal in agility is… SPEED!
NADAC is a very fast venue, and Levi is… well, just not a fast dog. Especially on the contacts. So last night I asked the teach what we can do about it. She said we can start to use a treat to pull over the A Frame, to get him to go faster. A really yummy treat that I’ve ‘teased’ him with somewhat the week before. So I have to work on that.
We are also going to start to do some running contacts, although while making sure we have a stop in our repertoire still, so when I do need to cross in front of him on a contact I can. I think that’ll help a ton. Last night we worked on that, when his foot hit the yellow, I released him and we zoomed to the next obstacle! It was fun.
And his weaves are doing really well, too. I just need to remember to call the weaves early. If a jump is before them, I need to call the weaves when he’s on top of that jump, or even before that jump. If a tunnel is first, then when he’s in the middle of the tunnel. If a contact is first… I don’t think I’ve ever seen a contact before weaves, but if so, then right out of the contact spot. We’ll get there!