So after last weekend and my dog totally loosing her mind in standard, I have a new plan. I think that I looked confident at the b-match when walking to the line and leading out. But when at the trial, I dont think I look as confident. I dont trust my dog to do her job which is maybe why Im having trouble.
So here is a video of lead outs from last weekend. I ended with our T2B video. I felt like I was confident in that one and we did well except for the dropped bar.
After this trial I wasnt going to do AKC anymore. Whats the point if she wont get on the table. But I have a new plan. Im going to use my AKC standard runs to work on me. Im going to work on looking confident when leading out. If she breaks, then we leave. I will mark a missed contact. I will take chances that I normally wouldnt take. AKC standard will be training runs. The other new thing Im doing is not carry treats with me when I train. Now if Im training a specific skill , then I will . Or if she struggles with something, I will go get treats to help her learn what I want. But for just running something I think she can do, no treats. Reward with a "good girl" if she holds her contacts ect. We'll see what happens. Miley is a dog who likes everything the same all the time. So I need to make things from training and trialing more the same.
Today we spent the day out at the clubs new agility field working to get it ready. We moved the contacts onto the field. We had to take the shed apart because it was missing pieces, moved it inside the fence area and put it back together. The fence is still being build but the post are in. Then we moved all the equipment inside the fence too. Made new jumps, wobble boards and planks. And painted the pump house for the field. There is a huge pond, river or lake behind the field but there is an alligator in there. So we had a pump put in to pump water up to the field so we can cool dogs off.
I was the first one to use the field. Here is our run. Miley self released the first time over the dogwalk, so I made her come back. I have no treats and the next time I said "good girl" when she got it.
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