I took a private lesson today with Daisy Peel. She is an agility trainer who has competed on World Team and has trained with Linda Mecklenburg. I decided I needed a fresh look at my handling because I feel like we are stuck and I have high hopes for Twitch and I.
Twitch is such a willing partner and I want to be all I can be for him. So we headed to Mulino today to see what we coil d find out.
I know we have problems with turns and either going wide or lack of motivation through the turns. She pointed out that I don’t give the right cues for turns and so we will work on that. She also reminded me that I haven’t spent any time on perpendicular to perpendicular jumping efforts. So I cleaned up my wing jump and brought that inside today.
We also looked at our contacts and Twitch didn’t know what he should do when she said Spot and was inches from the dog walk. So we broke out the 2o2o board and did some practice with that too.
Lots of good suggestions and things to work on. I think I will try to do one a month with her just as a second set of eyes and keep us progressing along.
Looking forward to great things this year!