Wednesday, April 14, 2010

More on the trial this past weekend

All three of the "young ladies" ran. Kittie wants everyone to know, she may stink in practice, but that's just because she's saving it for the ring. She was amazing, ran her heart out in every run. 4" may be kind of silly, but she loves it! she was almost 30 seconds under time in standard. Go Kittie!!!

Abby, Abby, Abby not quite ready to grow up just yet. Since moving her to preferred she still hasn't moved up from open.....needs two legs in both. Her jumpers runs were quite nice, both had weave pole faults, sometimes skipping the last pole, other times missing the entry. Standard, what a mess! She hates the table, either runs over it or makes a u turn as soon as it's in her sight and it's presence in the ring causes a total melt down. She did complete the weaves in standard though....go figure.

At this point I'm considering running her in some other venues, like nadac that have no table or just skipping standard with her for a while.


The Pug Boys said...

Maybe one day I'll get to cheer your girls on. Is there a way you can make a positive association with the table for Abby? When I first started teaching the dumbbell retrieve with Sidney, I used the clicker and food. I shaped the dumbbell.

westoverpugs said...

Abby's table issues are only in competition. To watch her at home or in training you'd never know it, it's the one place she gets lots of cookies in training too.

For a little while, saying YAY, good girl!" as she was approaching the table seemed to help, but not this weekend.

I'm open to any and all suggestions, it's very hard when it doesn't surface in training.