We’ve been hitting the obedience pretty hard, so it was time to break loose and have some fun with agility. We did jump chutes to start with. The boy is bouncing 10 and 12 foot bumps. Oh my. I knew from previous work that he can extend, but has some problems with collecting. So after some long stride work, we switched to the bumps 5 feet apart. I was actually very pleased with those. Nice collection.
Then some tunnel fun! He is driving out of that tunnel so hard to get his tug that I have to be braced or down I would go!
And then he did his first two contacts on the a-frame. I’m not having him go over it – just hopping up on the side and going down the few steps. All the pre-contact work we did pays off – the second time, he understood what to do and did a nice two-on-two-off. Now, I’m still not convinced that I want a 2o2o with him – do I do that or running contacts? I’m not sure. But I figure it can’t hurt to get him liking the bottom of the contacts.