Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Weaving Update

It's long overdue as always, but here's an update on how Dare's weave training is progressing. The last time I posted, we had closed the channel, but we still had grid guides on all the poles.

Since then we've been able to exchange all the grid guides for less visual weave wires, and now we're in the process of removing those one by one. You can see the progression in the videos.

Now with more wires, less grids...

Grids only at the entries, and working on me in various positions...

With only 7 wires on the twelve poles, (note the sneaky little spin move to get the treats that she fakes me out with at the beginning) LOL

And now down to 5 wires...

That's where we are this week. :-)


  1. Good job, Dare!
    I didn't know we could use wires as guides on weaves! Thanks for telling us :)

  2. She is FAST! And a little bit sneaky too, LOL! I like the idea of leaving a treat for her, letting her know it's there and then she runs the weaves for it. Cool!

  3. HeHe! I saw that sneaky spin and the grab of the treats off the target! I have done that to my mom too!!

    Dare is doing so well with her weaving! She'll be down to no wires in no time!

  4. That is so much fun to watch the progression, you guys are really doing so awesome, CONGRATS on the fantastic work!----Kathy with Liz/Breeze/Cricket(who can not wait until she gets her chance to weave in a few months!)

  5. I wanted to let you know we love following your blog and we have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award http://urbancanines.blogspot.com/2010/08/versatile-blogger-award-thanks-murphy.html . See our post today for details and thank you for posting such wonderful blog entries.

  6. Dare is super cute! Love her markings!

  7. Marie,

    Sorry to ask this on Dare's blog, but have you heard of anyone else having problems logging onto your ResqTails blog? For the past 2-3 days I've only been able to get to the version that is cached by Google. Thanks, Cheryl (Trudy's mom) cheri.best@gmail.com

  8. Cheryl, no need to apologize at all! Something is still going wrong with the new server/host, whatever it is. My friend that set up Resqtails for me, is working on resolving it, but she said today that she may just have to find a new server/host. It's all over my limited knowledge, so all I can do is apologize and ask you to please be patient, I'm sure they'll get it all sorted out soon.

  9. Cheryl - Trudy's MomAugust 22, 2010 at 9:53 PM

    Thanks, Marie, I'll definitely keep checking back as I love your blogs. Congrats on your days of competing with Dare this weekend!