Our 5th Agility lesson was today. Sundays are much harder than Thursdays. Trooper is full of energy having slept all night. And he isn't super hungry. Plus we're outside and it is much more distracting - all the smells and sights that aren't in the barn.
My sister in law joined us today, which was SO great. She hadn't gotten to see him in class yet and she took videos. =) I'd like to point out that I did not fit in those jeans 6 months ago and now they're starting to get a little bit baggier. Woohoo!
Trooper was having a hard time going from one jump to another. The instructor had me work on the second jump over and over - jump, treat, jump, treat. And then he was supposed to do two jumps in a row and get a treat but he decided to keep going to the end. And then to the tunnel which also seemed a challenge today. Plus the other group was right there and very distracting. :)
Then we get to play on the plank. When we first got to class he went across it without me even asking. lol He's definitely not scared of it. He's quite a handful. =) The goal is to walk the plank and then turn, jump, and go through the tire. I was glad he went through the tire so easily - Thursday he didn't do so well with it.
Yes, he got slightly distracted with his girlfriend at the end of the plank. They had lots of fun last week playing together in the field. Her name is Abella. :)
And last but not least we did the Teeter Totter. He's not so fond of this exercise. But he did a lot better on Sunday than he did on Thursday when we practically had to pull him through it.
After practice we got to run and run and run in the field next door. He can run pretty fast for such a big guy and I love his face when he runs. This is just a few seconds of him running and heading for the water. He gets hot fast too. And dirty.