Friday, October 1, 2010

Putting Things Together

The jump training continues. Along with other training too of course. But I thought I'd post an update on some of the stuff we're working on now.

We are still working on the basic drills that I've already talked about, and we're adding distance and impulsion to those exercises. Unfortunately, Andrea was right (darn her for knowing what she's talking about)LOL As soon as Dare started picking up speed and not just striding through, but planting her feet to jump, the box turned into the same scenario as all other stride regulators before it. Something to land as close to the front of as possible.

This week, I've been working a bit on pinwheels. Here's the baby pinwheel work:

The next step is obviously raising the bars, and then changing the angle of the pinwheel. The next thing that I wanted to do was try adding the pinwheel to the standard jump chute that we've been working on. So, here is that video.

I was looking for her to still read the spacing and jump heights of the straight part of the chute, but then be able to adjust her striding and jump style to solve the puzzle of the pinwheel at the end, and have her jump closely to the inside uprights for an efficient jumping path. I think she did a pretty good job. :-) I'm still waiting to hear back from Andrea, to see if we've missed anything on this one, but hopefully not.

Anyway, that's all for today.


  1. YOU GUYS ROCK! I love how you have such a thoughtful program and are proceeding in such a well thought out way. FANTASTIC, thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Clever Dare, she's so cute and so beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing the videos. Dare is fantastic. She definitely shines in agility!!!

  3. All of that looks great! I wish I knew what I was doing with foundation agility exercises!

    Have I said how much I love your header photo?

  4. Great job! All these foundation skills are going to make a champion out of Dare!