Lance CPE trial

Lance did some agility this weekend at the CPE trial.  He finished up his level 2 standard title and now is in level 3 or higher in everything running with the big boys. 


Saturday:
Full house- Q
I thought he leaped off the aframe, although at least he didn't land like a thud into his down.  Looking around a lot on the down too; man he hates it!  Missed the aframe/tunnel discrimination the first time around, and used the table as a platform to launch off.  I gave him a look and he did down on the dirt right away upon landing.

Jackpot- Q
Apparently Lance can't do the weaves if they are the 2nd obstacle.  This isn't the first time he has blown past the entrance.  I gave a much stricter "floor" command on the aframe and Lance went slowly down but didn't jump.  The gamble itself was an easy straight line of obstacles and Lance didn't have any issues with his "go."

Colors-Q
Nice easy run with no issues.

Standard-Q
Much better aframe and dogwalk in terms of not leaping, but slow to down again.  Really no issues with the course, but knocked the last bar.

Sunday
Standard-Q
I was very happy with this run.  Slower coming down the aframe again but downed nicely.  I almost sent him off course after the dogwalk but recovered immediately.

Wildcard-Q
My favorite run of the weekend!  Lance was fast and had some really nice pull ins.

Snooker-Q
We went for the 3 7's in the opening as it looked pretty simple.  Lance did it just fine but knocked a bar on the last jump of #5 in the closing.  We qualified by one point though!

Really late "floors," especially on his aframe.

Overall
Lance is handling very well but we have some major issues we need to work on.  Besides his hating the 4 on the floor, he has a real problem with jumping.  Lance has started to stutter more and more and it clearly needs to be resolved.  He has been seeing a chiropractor regularly and is doing great so it is clearly a training problem.  I know I need to set up jump chutes, I just don't know what specifically to set up.  His new agility instructor has been gone the last couple of weeks so I haven't been able to ask her.  I will probably need to invest in a susan salo dvd pretty soon.

Muttsandaklutz  – ( October 11, 2010 at 9:42 AM )  

Wow, was that a 100% Q rate for Lance this weekend? Way to go :D

Mango  – ( October 11, 2010 at 7:59 PM )  

He looks so calm and collected when he is running the course and he just floats over the jumps. I didn't see any problem, but you are closer to the action.

Mango Momma

Amy / Layla the Malamute  – ( October 11, 2010 at 9:07 PM )  

Congratulations on all those Q's! Looks like you have a good idea on how to fix his problems. I haven't seen it, but I've heard nothing but awesome reviews for the Susan Salo DVD. Thanks for posting the video, he's a lot of fun to watch run!

Honey the Great Dane  – ( October 12, 2010 at 11:52 PM )  

Hi Laura - just wanted to say thank you so much for all your comments and suggestions - I really appreciate them! I've just replied to your latest comment on Honey's blog - just wanted to let you know in case you didn't go back and didn't see it! :-)

Hsin-Yi

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