Friday, August 3, 2012

By George I think shes got it!

I've worked a lot on getting Java to run fast. How did I do this?  By getting her to chase me.  Send her into a tunnel and run like heck.  I have also been doing lots of restrained recalls.  So now she thinks everything is about chasing me. Ive had a hard time getting her to take jumps at speed. If I walk by them, no problem. But once Im running, she would just chase me and not take any jumps. LOL  So now Ive been working on getting her to take jumps  while running. (Ill tell you a secret. Ive been worried that Java was going to be slower than Miley. And then people would say, "Yea she couldnt run her fast dog so she got a slower one)
Today I took the dogs out to the field for a short practice. Its still hot as heck. Well I was so shocked when Java just took off running. Took all the jumps and went to the tunnel without me babysitting each  jump. Whoohoo!!

10 comments:

Sara said...

Go Java!

onecollie said...

she looks awesome!
love your new header picture :)

Chris and Ricky said...

Java really looks great!! Something must've clicked for her. Now there is no stopping her! :)

manymuddypaws said...

yeah Java!!!

I believe that speed comes with confidence and understanding. Jave looks fast, and like she is having fun. Good for you!!!

Marie said...

Yep, doesn't look like you've got to worry about whether she's got some speed. :-) She's looking great!

corbinwooten said...

No worries about that now--Java is QUICK!

Dawn said...

Nothing slow about the new girl....

Loretta Mueller said...

LOVELY SPEED DIANE!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!! :-)

vici whisner said...

Great Family, great video. :)

Kathy said...

Great training!!!!!