Thursday, October 27, 2011

More Backside Training

Well, that title should get some interesting hits....hee hee.

Anyway, this is a video of more training with Tibby to take the backside of the jump.  I do not know what I am doing!  This is hard.  Tibby is amazing that she can figure out (most of the time) what I want.  Seriously I watch these videos and I have no idea how Tibby can know what I'm directing with my floppy arms.  I would not make it as a traffic cop. 

I am trying to teach Tibby a verbal 'back' to take the backside of the jump.  Also, I'm (again trying) to direct with my body. 

Interesting things:  This video is 2 different days of training.  Yeah, I wore the same coat.  The first day I was happy, excited and having fun.  I used BIG ole arm sweeps.  Up here to the sky!  Look!  Tibby is short.  Can she really see my arms waving way up high?  I don't know.  Is she watching my knees?  They don't seem to be doing too much.
The 2nd day (today) I was tired from work, but Tibby was begging (yes!) to work/do something/anything/pay attention to me!  I hardly used any arm movements and Tibby did much better.  She wasn't as impressed with me, because of my attitude.  She needs cheering.  But there is always tomorrow. 

Hopefully I'm not messing up too badly.  Don't break the puppy!  That's my motto.  Tomorrow Tibby is 18 months old, so not such a puppy any more. 

We are having fun.  Tibby wants to do agility.  Yeah.  The world might be ending.  She sits outside trying to get me to come out and train with her.  Cute.  But not as cute at 11pm, when it is freezing, the grass is covered with frost and I have been playing with her for an hour already!!

Yay for happy, crazy Tibby! I knew she would come back someday.


Hound Girl said...

great job!! Keep up the good work, I love the video! I have total dog envy :)

Wyatt said...

Good Job, Tibby!
Agility is a partnership, you both will have your good days and bad days. As long as it stays fun :D

Wyatt and Mom

24 Paws of Love said...

Looks good to me!! :) Though I don't know what the hell I am doing most of the time either!! So glad she is enjoying the agility and wants to do more.

We don't have a serious set up, but our dogs seem to enjoy doing it too.

Good luck!

scotsmad said...

Such a clever pup.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Sagira said...

Tibby is doing great. Keep up the good work. Are you going to start competing in agility or are you just doing it for fun?

Catalina said...

We would like to compete eventually :)