Thursday, August 14, 2008

Check It Out

Check out Reagan's progress in agility. She is really doing well. Stephen was kind enough to come video some of our training today.

Here is Reagan doing channel weaves. Instead of a "V" shape, these poles are upright, but spread apart (rather than in a straight line). The distance is about 4 inches right now.

This is the only the second time Reagan has ever done the chute and the first time she has ever done it without any assistance. We started out with Stephen holding up the cloth end so she could see some light at the end. Each time he dropped it more and more until she was doing it on her own.

This is my favorite clip. This is the longest jump sequence I have ever tried with her and she did it perfectly the first time. 10 jumps, 2 front crosses, and 1 rear cross. She is starting to feel like a real agility dog.

More jumping with a rear cross, a front cross, and an A-frame. Again, I couldn't be happier.

More jumping and a full sized teeter now.


Denise- LessIsMore17 said...

Wow! She's doing awesome! Do you think her first show will be sooner rather than later? I know you keep saying next year;-)
I'm so glad to see the arena still getting regular use:-)

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Thanks! It really depends on how well she is weaving. The weaves really take a while.... there is still a lot of work to do. The poles eventually have to be in a straight line and she has to learn to enter the poles from various angles. By the time she gets that all figured out, I'm sure everything else will be in place as well..... maybe next spring.


KF-in-Georgia said...

Oh, she's doing so well! It's wonderful!

Kathy said...

Jen--she looks GREAT! Keep up the good work :)

The long jump sequence was awesome--you all are starting to get a groove going!

Maria Peters said...


It is so good to see you back in the ring...Reagan looks are doing one of the things that you do best. Travis would be proud. xo

Debbie (Emma's mom) said...

You and Reagan are awesome! What a promising team...thanks for sharing the videos.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Reagan is awesome. I love the perfect contacts! She really looks like she is having a ball, too. No doubt about it, Reagan is going to be an agility superstar!

Nice training, Jen!

Janet S.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful series to watch Jen. Reagan looks like she is having a blast and is so tuned in to you.
P.S. nice job of filming Stephen