I had a great class with Tally last night. He was so full of himself. His last class as an intact dog. He has an appointment for neutering on Tuesday : ( I don’t want to do it, but it will have to be done sooner or later, so I might as well do it now. I do plan to get another sheltie when I retire in about 2 years and it will be intact, as I plan to show conformation and possibly breed. Its a bucket list thing. Since I have no intention of breeding giant shelties, it is probably best to take Tally out of the picture, breeding wise. ha ha.
Anyway, back to class. We were working some much needed by me rear cross drills and there was a really hard section. Tally struggled the first time, he was able to turn (before the jump) or jump, but not jump and turn without knocking the bar. The second time, he nailed it. Also fun was I am trying to teach him a quicker “sit”, as I am trying to use that to mark contact mistakes. I was at a loss, because of course he knows “sit”, but if I try to tell him to sit during agility, it doesn’t seem to click. So I asked my instructor how to get him started on being able to do that. She took him and showed me. He is so fun to watch! Just as excited to be working with her as me! Anyway, at least I have some ideas now. The difficult part of class was one dogwalk I wanted to really get Tally running and he just can’t seem to put together a super fast dogwalk with a stop at the end. He thinks if I want him to run, it doesn’t make sense to have to stop at the end. We will keep working on it. I have purchased a dogwalk, will be getting in sometime next month, so that should help.