Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Tuesday Training - February 8th, 2011

Crappy weather and crappy roads again tonight. More snow and more grease on the roads...yuck, yuck, yuck, yuck...Anyhow, I didn't want to work Teller much tonight - a bit of contact reps, some weaves and a bit of indoor retrieving and then home again before rush hour. Mission more or less accomplished...Here's what we did:

I had one of those moments tonight when I really wished I didn't train alone so much of the time. It was the Hunter Green path above (and right) - a really straight forward serpentine to what I thought was a relatively straightforward (easy) weave entry....I started with the blue handler path - short lead-out, serp'ed the two jumps and rear-crossed the weaves. 

Teller was consistently hitting pole #2. I then tried the purple line - and now he's nailing his entry. Back to blue path and the same thing. Unless I brought him way out (several extra yards) following the third jump my rear-cross was sending him in at pole #2. I did a couple of reps where I pulled him to me before rear crossing and then just put it away - with the mental note to set the same thing up again soon - and also setup a tripod and video camera to see what the heck I was doing - I KNOW it was something weird I was doing - maybe rushing the rear? Too close to the poles? 

To be continued..... 

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