Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Nari takes on the Weave Challenge!

I saw a really great idea on the YouTube channel 'bordergirlsmom' - it was a weave challenge to work on building independent weaves. You can read about the details of the weave challenge here on Kathy's blog.

This was perfect for us because both Nari and Starbuck need more independence! I started with Nari because she's a little more independent on her weaves. Here she is working on the exercises for week 1:

And I threw in some of her contact work at the end of the video - what do you think of her running dogwalk? Still a work in progress. I am still recovering from my nose surgery so I wasn't sprinting as much with the dogwalk so I'm hoping we can get it a little bit faster.

Since we finally had a break in the rain (and the doctor just cleared me for running again) I worked on the exercises for week 2 the following day:

After sitting down and watching videos with my agility training on Saturday, he suggested that I do some more work on perfecting my timing on front crosses so we threw some of that in after our weave work.

I'm loving this weave challenge, and it's so much fun to see the other dogs and handlers who are working on the same exercises! Hopefully I will be able to start Starbuck on these exercises soon, she just needs to do a little more work on her send in the weaves so I'll be doing that at home in our basement this week.

Hope everyone is having a great week!


  1. The video was awesome to watch. Good job!

    Togo, Tagar & Gamby

    p/s Mommy is now wishing she had dogs that listened to her sometimes.

  2. Now how have we never been here before!!!! Thanks for stopping by our blog. You are all so beautiful. MOm is very jealous because she would love to do agility with us, but she can't do that kind of running.

    We hope to be back to see more.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  3. Togo, Tagar & Gamby - Thank you so much, so glad you liked the video. We don't always listen that well, especially when there are critters outside that need chasing :)

    Phantom, Thunder and Ciara - Thanks so much for checking out our blog! You're such good looking huskies, we love checking out the photos on your blog :)

    - Starbuck, Nari and Alpha


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