Tales from a nature-loving, German Shepherd-raising, homeschooling, Waldorf-inspired, Christian family.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Agility, Here We Come!
Since we have to keep these fuzzy little neurons firing and building new bridges, we got out the kids' play tunnel today. I prepped Alex with the idea that the puppy might be a little frightened of this at first-- we would probably just work on getting her to play near it, and maybe next time try to lure her through.
Justin and Kolachi take turns running the tunnel.
Boy, was I wrong. First time she saw it, she darted through! Then, after Justin insisted on demonstrating how to crawl through the tunnel, she did it with a running start and dropped leash-- just like the agility dogs do (well...at least like how they begin!)
Alex is certainly coming into her own as a dog handler/trainer. She takes her job very seriously and is looking forward to being old enough to participate in Four-H with Kolachi in a few years. She is more confident every day, and is picking up on some tricks to keep a puppy from nipping (and corrects her when she does).