I have started introducing Maddie to some of the advanced obedience exercises. With such an awesome sit, I hope to compete Maddie through Utility level (highest level) obedience. Two very difficult Utility exercises are the the "go outs" and scent articles. "Go outs" are actually a piece of an exercise called directed jumping. The dog is sent to the other side of the ring and has to turn around and sit and then you send the dog over a jump on your left or right. So I have started Maddie on "go outs".
Lastly, we did some rear end awareness with the balance disc. Later on agility contact obstacles, I will want her to do two feet on and two feet off. It is one way to ensure the dog moves through the contact zone. So we practice a little of that on the balance disc. I also work on her finding and placing her rear feet on things.
Who stole my tiny puppy?