Thursday, June 23, 2011

Two Stepper

Check it out!  Seven is finally weaving through regulation weave poles.  I started to hurry her along because my training set is only spaced at 22 inches between the poles.  Competition weave poles for the agility trials I attend are spaced 24 inches.  I thought 2 extra inches might make a big difference and I think it did.  This is Seven's very first time weaving through 24 inch spaced weave poles in line.
I am still experimenting with having Seven pull against her collar while I put some resistance on her leash.  I alternate between no leash and pulling against the leash.

One thing is for certain, Seven is definitely a two-stepper.  Most big dogs will swing one leg around each pole, but Seven hops her front feet around each pole like small dogs often do.  The extra space between poles definitely makes it easier for Seven to do what feels more natural to her.

Me... I am super pleased to be putting away the training set of weave poles.  I am looking forward to the guides coming down next.

10 comments:

Megan said...

Way to go Seven! She looks so natural and smooth with her transitions between poles. That's awesome Jen that your experiment has paid off.

gyeong said...

Good Girl, Seven! You deserve all those treats for learning the weave poles so quickly.

Apex Agility Greyhounds said...

Seven looks awesome! Way to go both of you!

Catalina said...

She looks great!

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

Awesome!!

Layla's a two-stepper too. It's strange because she isn't only tall but she's so long. Oh well, whatever makes it easier for her.

houndstooth said...

She does look like a natural! Good work to both of you!

jcp said...

Awesome job!

jerZgirl said...

looking great!

Michelle said...

Congrats to Seven and you!! Looking great. :)

Donna and the Dogs said...

Nice job! I bet you'll have the guides off in no time!!