a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Boost Full-Height A-frame

Monday, August 28, 2006

Boost Full-Height A-frame

SUMMARY: Wow! She did it! And fast, too!

I've been saying that Boost's just not that close to doing a full-height USDAA A-frame (6'3" at the apex), although her lower-height A-frames have been getting pretty fast and accurate. Indeed, she slowed down a little in class last week when we were using a Performance-height A-frame (5'6").

But tonight, since I had the full-height A-frame up for Tika, I thought, What the heck. So I backchained her quickly up from the bottom, starting a foot or so from the bottom, then a couple feet, three feet, then from the table top next to it, got her to four or even as much as five feet up, and she just blasted right to the bottom with a 2-on, 2-off. So I sent her out through a tunnel 30 feet away and called her up the A-frame as I ran past it, and up and over she went, into a perfect 2-point landing! Wooooooohooooo babydog!

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