Friday, November 21, 2008

Balancing Act

Here is what Riley is working on. She is a wild and wiggly girl. With so much movement, she is more at risk for falling of dogwalks and teeters. On this exercise, I am click and treating for having all 4 feet on the board. I want her to walk across it. I want her to be able to turn around and sit on it without falling off. I want her to be comfortable moving around on it and to know her job is to stick to the board no matter what she is doing.

Here is Riley doing some low teeter work. To minimize the amount of pivot, I have the far end of the board land on a table. Over time the teeter gets taller and the table gets lower. When you do not see us in the frame, I am rewarding Riley for not putting herself on the obstacle without me telling her first. I want her to wait until instructed to do so.

Here is a clip of Riley's weave pole progress. She knows to travel down the middle of the poles now.