Monday, April 13, 2009

Last training before BOTC

Teller and I had our last training session before BOTC this weekend, he'll have the rest of the week off - which is harder for me than it is for him. We just did contact reps tonight with some really short sequences - dogwalk, tunnel dogwalk, A-Frame, tunnel to A-Frame and running to the 16" table. I've almost exclusively worked the 24" table with him - and have a gorgeous 24" table behavior - but haven't worked a lot of the 16" until just before Syracuse. I needed to do some proofing - he just does fold and hit in mid-air the way he does with the 24" table.

I've switched up Teller's dogwalk performance - I'm now asking him for a sit at the end of the board. I've been training it on the teeter at home (because I don't have a dogwalk) and it seems to have transferred - I was feeling like I needed a "whoa" at the end.

Murph had his last practice on Friday and will have a week off before the trial - Murph knows his stuff - it's just a matter of whether or not he comes out ready to work - I'll bring the papa franks' meatballs for the Smurf :-)

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