SUMMARY: Boost's weaves are a disaster, and it's USDAA time again.Yesterday's weaving practice fell apart. Boost couldn't make the slightly harder entries again.
I dropped the number of poles to 4 so she wouldn't have to be doing a lot of weaves just to practice the entries. I'd been throwing the toy as a reward, but not quickly enough, so she was essentially doing a u-turn at the end to come back towards me. I worked on throwing the toy earlier to get her to go straight out of the weaves, and she started popping out.
Frustrating-- even if she made the entry, she was popping. Or she wasn't making the entry. I caught myself saying "No!" on more than one occasion on the pop-outs and finally stopped to do some very simple weaves (straight on entry with me running alongside) to have 3 successes in a row and stopped for the day.
I have to rethink this. Thought I was going back to basics but apparently I'm going back to screwing up the basics.
And it's agility this weekend, too, curses--feeling so unready.
However: It's USDAA out in Turlock, always a pleasant group of people, and the weather should be absolutely perfect. They're predicting rain for Monday, but until then, parrrrtay!
Only thing is, hmm, I was planning on sleeping overnight in MUTT MVR on site, but I'm reconsidering, looking at those overnight lows. Even with down and two dogs...brrrr...