5th Day Of Home TrainingPosted: September 17, 2010 | |
Today was a nice chilled out day as far as work was concerned.
Both instructors joined me again, at about 10 o’clock. We first did the matching walk we did yesterday, and it went rather well. We even had an “off kerb” obsticle at one point. They said that if i really wanted, I could ask for my neighbours to park in spiciffic places, but I pointed out that I wouldn’t be able to practice my “off kerb” obsticles!
The only real mistake was that I thought there was a rounded kerb, and in fact it was, but I couldn’t understand why you would go left on the up kerb when i had indented left on the down kerb. I thought that you would outdent to the right again since that is what you do when you indent to the left. Apparently though if you are doing a turn, you just carry on going left or right, no matter what way you indented.
Apart from that, it seemed like a good walk. The instructors told me though that they want me to try working things out a bit more, and only relying on the instructor if i really need it. Hopefully nothing bad will happen!
When we got back to the house, we put Ushi in the car, and drove off to our local park. There is a nice open part that you come to after you walk through the park called the “5 mile walk”. We decided to let Ushi have a run here. We put the “halty” on her again, and she was great. I went through all the usual obedience that one must do before a free run, and then let her go. I was expecting her to run all over the place, as this was what she did on class. Instead, she ran but still kept an eye on me, which was good. It was a nice relaxing end to a day. I discovered that a dog does most of its running in the first 15 minutes. They will still run, but all their excitement is in the first 15 minutes. I think so anyway.
After that, I just chilled for the rest of the weekend. What a great end to a week!