Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Riley Brag

I am long overdue on a Riley update. The "Golden Child" (Reagan) is getting far too much attention here. Riley is coming along and I would say that her agility work is really good except that she is still learning to weave. Weave poles are hard, but she has been by far the slowest learner. She has been working on them for over a year now. On days I train agility, my primary focus is on weave poles and Riley continues to make progress....
I am very pleased that Riley is consistently able to weave with just 2 guides at each end.

However, I must share a really big brag and I so wish I did not delete the video. Normally, I cut out the errors I make so you guys think I don't ever make mistakes (just kidding :-), but this one was a big brag for Riley. I had placed the middle and last 2 guides on the weave poles incorrectly. Instead of bailing, Riley ducked and continued to weave below them. At first I was not sure what happened, but when I reviewed the video I could see that she remained correct despite the "obstacles" in her way. Good dog!

5 comments:

Zan said...

She's looking good Jen. I wish you hadn't lost the video too.

Carrie said...

I agree, she does look good. She looks pretty fast to me. I watched the CA video of Whisper and was trying to compare her to Reagan and Whisper looked slower than Reagan. I don't know if it was the course, the size of the dog or just me being a first grade student watching and learning as you train your 2 girls. I am glad you got to take a vacation and spend time with your friend, looks like you had a good time. I love watching the videos! Thanks for sharing.

Tarmar said...

Good girl Riley! You show them that brindle girls can do it too!

cindi said...

Good pup! that's so awesome!

Elaine Summerhill said...

Very nice!