Sunday, March 04, 2007

Mixed Results at Run Thru

After a really good agility class last week, Wyatt has some mixed results yesterday at some run thrus in Vermont. This was a new facility for both of us. The good news is that he ran and did not shut down and run out of the ring. He did show reluctance to run on his third run but I coaxed him into running. He definately was not his usual self though. His weaves, jumps, and A Frame were good. He jumped off his first teeter but it did bounce funny when he got on. We had a real problem with a dog walk though. There was a tunnel on one side of it and another tunnel quite a bit away. He was very reluctant to come off the dogwalk into the far tunnel (good contact though). He kept running back up the dog walk instead of heading with me to the far tunnel. I had to bribe him and/or direct him strongly with me to get that tunnel. Not sure what was going on. I am going to try and get back up for a private to work with that specific equipment and placement...

All in all, I should be happy but I have to realize he is still not 100% and I have to be patient.

I also forgot to warm him up which I am supposed to do for his back! He were running a little late setting up for the baby but I have to remember NO MATTER WHAT...

3 comments:

chinabound98 said...

"He did show reluctance to run on his third run but I coaxed him into running."

I wonder if his back was bothering him by then? Do you stretch him out both before and after his runs?

Stephanie & Zoie

John Heffernan said...

Could be. I have seen a decrease in desire the more runs we do. I have tended to warm up before the whole practice and after the whole practice but should do before/after each run consistently.

Thanks, Stephanie!

John Heffernan said...

Could be. I have seen a decrease in desire the more runs we do. I have tended to warm up before the whole practice and after the whole practice but should do before/after each run consistently.

Thanks, Stephanie!