Chaos Crew

Chaos Crew

Friday, February 27, 2009

Rip 2x2 weaves update

After getting to 6 poles the other day, I decided to give him a day off from practice. Today I had moved the poles to a new location to make it easier to have jumps on either side, and just to mix it up a bit for him and make sure to take location out of the picture.

We have this little ritual we do before practicing weaves. I get the squeaky tennis ball, and we head out the back door. Rip then zooms over to the training building, and we play ball for a few minutes in the building first. Then we go out the back door of the building, and lately he runs to the weaves and hits them for his ball reward. Today I took him out and we played, and then he ran out the back and looked around for his weaves. It was pretty funny - he's all "hey, where did they go??". Then I showed him their new location and he hit them without issue.

As it was cold and windy today, I only had him do a couple jumps into the weaves. Probably twice from on-side, and once from off-side, but all were 100% successful!

Its supposed to be nice out this weekend so I expect to get out there again and probably film it.


Jackie said...

Very cool! Do you guys work on other stuff to when you're out?

Greg S said...

We work on other stuff too, maybe not every day, but every couple sessions. I dont do much sequencing with him, just 1/2 obstacle sequences.