Friday, March 8, 2013

Stout's Highlights from Day 1 of the Seminar

Can I mention again how awesome Stout did at the Lisa Bonker seminar last weekend?  :)

Sure, he had some insane puppy moments... But this is only the 2nd time he's done agility in public! And he was definitely the youngest, least experienced dog there.

I just can't get over his continued speed & enthusiasm! Porter always gives it about 85% the first time in instances like this, then it drops off drastically with each repetition. But Stout started at 100% and it only began to wane when he honestly got tired (vs. being bored, distracted, etc.).

Unfortunately I didn't tape at all the first half of the first day. These were from his final 2 turns at the end of the day - which is pretty impressive that he was still so enthusiastic, and not too exhuberant. It was an 8 hour seminar day.

Were there moments of puppy-brain? Yes. But honestly, it took until these last 2 runs for them to show up! Little guy was mentally tired...

And at 1:32 on the video, that is Lisa's way of keeping Stout from humping her leg  :)  Her stomp / kick / dance worked pretty well!

These were his first rear-crosses into tunnels! Until then, we had only done them during flat-work.
Still needs some work, but he's figuring it out.

1 comment:

  1. He is simply fun to watch -- I hope you're enjoying running with him as much as like watching. In person at Missouri Nationals perhaps?