Running contacts- almost full height!

The good news is that Lance is on the last height we can do before getting to a full height dogwalk.  With the way the boards are made I simply can't raise it any higher by putting it on the 2nd dw plank.   He has conquered all previous heights nicely with only the occasional flying leap.  It's going to be awhile at this height though as Lance is really having a hard time hitting low.  He's not doing a ton of jumping, just hitting higher than I like. 

The corgi has also done the aframe a few more times.  I was hoping that he would start striding over the apex and do a clean 2 hit down side before I raised it but now I'm debating about raising it anyway and see what happens.

Vito has recently decided to omit a stride from his running dogwalk.  Instead of his consistent 6 hits he's done for the past year he is now trying for 5 hits.  Not as pretty.  I have no idea of what to think about it, but at least he's consistent.  We haven't trialed a ton and won't be doing a lot this summer.  Since he is usually slower and bounces around during a trial versus running in practice, his dogwalks have been 6 or even 7 hits in a trial setting.  I would be more ok with his 5 hit thing he's doing if I knew he would be extra high in a trial and thus be more likely to omit that  6th hit.

Shenna Lemche AKA Project Leader  – ( June 22, 2011 at 8:56 AM )  

Yep, that gianty leap from the top board to the down plank is what you get when they get more confident.'s a good sign? But it seems like he might not be driving off as straight forward now? I wonder if that has something to do with it.

Loretta Mueller  – ( June 22, 2011 at 9:09 AM )  

Vito...I wouldn't think much of it...he's trying to figure things out. Just really JACKPOT the lower hits...he'll figure out what is comfortable for him to meet criteria. Good news is he is experimenting, which is great as he will have to adjust on the fly depending on different load speeds etc. So I would call it a good thing :) Don't worry!

Lance's A-frame...bring him out on the 17th too :) We can play around with that!

Jaana  – ( June 26, 2011 at 3:30 PM )  

Vitos contacts remind me of how Silvia Trkmans border does it. I am a fan of her borders :)

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