Tatum in a crate
Tatum in a crate

So Tatum is doing great in agility! She really is. She is learning to put obstacles together in sequence. I’m very proud of her. She’s not too sure yet about doing jumps at speed, but she is having fun, her tail is up, and she really loves it. She likes that I run beside her too. At flyball practice she tends to run off… but it’s not as structured as agility is and I don’t run beside her. So we will work at agility more to get her the idea of doing jumps, and other obstacles, in order.

This picture is of her in a dog crate we had set up in the front room. She loves the crates. šŸ™‚ It was for Jet… but we took it down already becuase Jet just doesn’t need crates.Ā  It’s weird, having a puppy that doesn’t need to be in a crate. :p

Anyway back to Tatum. She’s starting to learn front crosses, too. I tried some rear crosses with her but she doesn’t have the commitment to the jumps yet that she needs to learn rear crosses. I need to break it down, too. I tried to do some rear cross training without jumps, but I actually think the jumps make it more clear to her.Ā  And I keep the jump bars really low, like 8 inches, just so it gives us something to focus on.

Tatum is so much fun to do agility with. I need to get serious about her weaves. I really think she could be ready to compete by next spring. šŸ™‚