Thursday, November 14, 2013

More Mad Training

Maddie was so good on Tuesday! I think it might be my favorite training session to date with her.  It was not so much about what we worked on, but that she was motivated, interested, and attentive the entire time. I got the impression she really wanted to be there doing what we were doing rather than something else. And it was cold and windy! Perfect excuse to be a butt head, but all three hounds were wonderful.

Here is a video of Maddie's training session.  The highlight was that the last two passes through the four weave poles are in line and at regulation spacing. WooHoo! Then we went to my training field to work on some simple jump sequences with front and rear crosses. All of her jump work was perfect!
Maddie does have a teeter problem right now so we have had to back pedal and start over. A few days ago, she took the teeter as if it was a dogwalk and was surprised when the board dropped out from under her. I wish I could figure out a way to help them distinguish the teeter from the dogwalk so that never happens.

9 comments:

gyeong said...

Sounds like it finally clicked, and she is on board with being the best agility dog she can be. I'm sure there is still plenty of mischief left in her.

houndstooth said...

When I watch Maddie move, she reminds me a lot of Flattery! I love how happy and enthusiastic Maddie is all the time!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Maddie does look like things are falling in to place for her. Love her attitude :) Hope she gets the teeter sussed!

Team Zero Gravity said...

As you know Rio had BAD teeter issues for years. I think what helped Rio to distinguish the dog walk from the teeter was LOTS of time in the dog walk.

At my old house, she use to love to sit on the dog walk so she could see what was happening over the fence. She LOVES the dog walk. She TOLERATES most teeters now doing about 90% of them in a trial.

With you at the helm, I have no doubt that Maddie will get it and be confident soon.

Team Zero Gravity said...

Forgot to add, Blaze on the other hand prefers the teeter to the dog walk.

Hazel said...

I think that first photo looks like you had to teach or train Maddie to roach!

Janette Ash said...

A joy to watch. Maddie is coming along so nicely. It is wonderful to see her attempt the teeter, even though she is still a little uncomfortable. As always, thanks for sharing.

Ruby The Whippet said...

I know I'm very late with my comment, but yay that was a great training session!!! I LOVED her attitude in weaves. She was very persistent at figuring them out.

Amy Frank said...

She just loves working for her toy and your affection. Such a cute player.