Zumi's Running Dogwalk Progression

The first snowflakes of the season :(  Bye bye agility equipment.  This summer was really the first time I've had my own equipment to practice on.  It was so great to be able to teach Zumi's foundations at home.

And having access to a full dogwalk to teach her running contacts was a godsend.  I made so many mistakes with Vito's and while I had a rough few weeks in Zumi's training and ended up going all the way back to step 1, she came back strong.  I have no doubt that Zumi has a very solid understanding of how to adjust her stride to hit the end of the dogwalk on straight lines.  Soft turns are deteriorating some and with Silvia's advice I've gone back to doing really hard 180 turns vs soft 90 degree turns.  I can already see the lightbulb going off.  Hopefully we can successfully hit the pause button until April.

I officially started Zumi's running dogwalk in May, so 6.5 months of training.  This video makes me smile so much!

And the great part is that the aframe really did come for free :)  Love Silvia Trkman's method and how it has evolved over the years!

Ximena  – ( November 23, 2015 at 1:44 PM )  

Zumi's super impressive, for sure, but your dedication to getting her RDW is definitely more impressive. Congrats on your success - she looks fabulous!

Laura and The Corgi, Toller, & Duck  – ( November 23, 2015 at 11:15 PM )  

Ha ha, thank you! you do have to be a wee bit obsessive if you want a running dogwalk!

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