Ooh sorry forgot to update!
So last night was week number three. A number of sort of crazy things happened last night, so here's hoping I don't forget anything.
1. Levi has officially recognized when we turn onto the road to the barn. Cue the whining. I love that he's excited, but man he's annoying.
2. Trainer again, was petting the reactive Aussie in my class like crazy before we started. Dog lunged and grabbed her coat, she slammed it down and wrapped her hand around the dog's muzzle to hold it shut. Trainer and owner laughed and said "she wasn't expecting that". Yiiiiikes. I feel like after that, she was extremely reactive for the remainder of the class.
3. We had two new obstacles last night - Tire and the chute (or soft tunnel whichever you prefer). Levi loved the tire, was slightly tentative the first time in the chute, but after the first time, he loved it, same as the other obstacles.
4. He's obsessed with the A-frame still, it is his favourite without a doubt. We were doing the tunnel, and he came out and took a hard left towards the frame. The trainer started screaming "LOOSE DOG" while running around waving her arms. Levi looked at her like she was crazy, and I said "Levi, come" and he did, but it was bizarre.
5. While practicing the frame, I mentioned I'd really like to eventually do running contacts, and she had no idea what I was talking about.
6. While our class is running, the other side is used for the club to practice. One dog was super excited, and was FLYING off the end of the teeter. Apparently when your dog makes a mistake, you're supposed to yell "WRONG" at them. It was quite a sight.
Really cool news - H360 should be available any day now, and my hubby gave me the go ahead to actually pay for it, so we should have lots of fun stuff to do at home. In addition, one of the ladies I work with is also doing H360 and has a full barn with rubber floor that she says I can come practice in with her once or twice a week!
- I'll get my husband on it! Unfortunately, these trainers seem very set in there ways, so I basically use these classes as proofing his working ability/focus with other dogs, and a nice introduction to obstacles.