SUMMARY: Photos from July USDAA.A teenage photographer (Gadabout Photography) came to the SMART USDAA back in July and took a ton of photos. Didn't find any of Tika, but here are some of the many Boost photos.
Boost keeps a low profile going over the Aframe. She's pretty fast, flying close to the surface.
She always hits pretty solidly in the yellow zone and almost always lands two on/two off--but whether she'll hold it and wait for my release is getting iffier. I'm kinda wishing I had taught her a running contact, although, boyohboy, if I think I'm falling behind her *now*--
When she's ascending to fly over a jump, her ears fall back--
But descending from a jump, those floppy little ears fly straight up! That'll be the only time you'll see her with pointy ears.
This could be part of our bar-knocking problem, although I haven't asked any experts for analysis--she's leading with her left foot but also looking left, meaning she'll land on the wrong lead and/or try to change directions in midair, possibly knocking a bar. I wonder whether some dogs always tuck the same foot under when jumping and it's OK, or whether this is a symptom or cause of some of her bar knocking?
Here's another one--she's clearly jumping to the right and leading with the left paw (which would be correct if going to the right), but looking left, so I miscued or she misunderstood--too bad I never see any photos of her with the bar coming down! Maybe the photographers just never put those photos up?!
I wanted to find a nice photo of her jumping from the side, and, ah ha!, here's one--
Oops, but wait-- what's wrong with this picture?
Boost seems to get a thrill out of doing the teeter--and of course of taking off running again afterwards. Dang ear flipped backwards on top of her head again! Makes me crazy!
My 2.5-second-weaves Booster!