Monday, 30 August 2010
Working trial training, jumping!!
One of my big reservations regarding working trials with Unikko was the sizes of jumps she would have to do, didn't think it was possible for her to compete in same class as large German Sheppard's and mad Border Collies. Also getting the training was difficult as we meet up once a month and then wait in turn for jumps. So I decided the best way forward is to have my own jumps, high jump and long jump, will have to wait with getting the scale! A month ago a picked up my own "bespoke" jumps:) and what a difference! I have no garden to speak of so get up early, go to local recreation ground and have a go. Today I actually set up the jump in my garden and Unikko flew over 79 cm (31 inches) She needs to be able to do 90 cm (3ft) She skips over 213 cm (7ft) long jump, need to do 273cm or 9ft. Fantastic:) She is so agile! Now we need to do the 6ft scale, but thats another story! I think now one of my biggest WT challenge will be to do a 10 min down stay with me out of sight! She is so alert, she never relaxes into her down, head is up looking around all the time, get to about 7 min and suddenly she will spring up and enough is enough, bored now! Hey ho, great fun trying, next week we are in my training clubs members trial day, and 18th is our first trial (beginners stake)!!!