Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A competition video and a training video

First, here is Summit's Standard run from Sunday. I love this run and really liked my handling. I was one of the few handlers who did a rear cross on the flat (between jump and teeter) but it was the best option for Summit. His 1st place time was 32.70 seconds!




Here is a video from Monday's training session at Mary's house. First a little background on the teeter board...
Last week I took my teeter board off the frame and put it on the ground (it has a three inch block underneath it). Soleil had a lot of fun jumping on it and making it move. The next morning, I went out with her to play on the board and it was covered with frost and very slippery. So I moved it into the sunroom and she offered to jump up on it. Well it made a noise on the tile floor and also the vibration was different. She was NOT comfortable and avoided it after that. So my goal that entire week was simply to build lot's of value for the teeter board. I put towels on each end to muffle the sounds and after a week, was able to remove the towels and she was happily offering to jump up and walk around on it without fear.

The video shows the first time she got on Mary's teeter. We lowered it as low as it would go and then put the pause table top under one end. Once she got on the board, I was clicking for any forward movement. When she reached the point where the board would tip down, I jackpotted that. We are not *training* the teeter nor am I asking for any end behavior.  As you can see, she quickly becomes comfortable on Mary's teeter.

I will continue to play teeter games (eventually we'll tug on the teeter but right now her gums are sore from teething) until December. Once I start plank work for running contacts, I'll put the teeter board away as I don't want to confuse her.

7 comments:

Diana said...

Awesome run!! Diana

Brittany said...

What a great run!

Patti and DeBoys said...

Nice run! And, thanks for the training video...going to have to try it with De Boys -- Patti

Ricky the Sheltie said...

I really enjoyed seeing Soleil learning about the teeter! She looked very comfortable up there. Brave girl!

Priscilla said...

Thanks for sharing the video! Great run!

Soleil, you're a clever girl and you rocked !!1

Kathy said...

The teeter training looks like it is going very well, she is going to be so well prepaired. I am going to look on youtube and see if I can see your run....it keeps saying an error occurred try again later, ...maybe a windows 7 thing with my computer????

Christine said...

Great run, and Sol training vid:-) Can't wait for Marc's Dixie to start hers next month.