Saturday, December 10, 2011

More Agility

The same weekend Lyric earned her NA Whisper earned 3 QQs and more class placements. When I started agility with Whisper my goal was to try to earn a MACH. Along the way agility has become so fun that we are now working on our MACH2. In the last 6 trials we have managed to earn 5 QQs and numerous points. It now is a game to see if we can beat our previous best times and to try more distance handling. Generally the two go hand in hand. We are getting faster but I find I handle more cautiously in a trial, especially if a QQ is possible, than in class. I need to learn to let go and let her fly. Agility is a learning game for the handler as well as the dog.

She seems to have more and more fun running agility as both she and I gain confidence and experience running together.


jcp said...

Very nice. I enjoyed the videos!

Anonymous said...

It's such a joy to watch the teamwork with you two. AND so wonderful to see Whisper wagging her tail (really shows on the table), indicating she's really enjoying herself.


Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Lovely to watch:) Whisper is so happy. Her weaves are great. Those courses seemed pretty tight to me (I know nothing though!) and she handled those quick turns so well. I giggled at the way she bounced out of the closed tunnel on the last video:)