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Showing posts from October, 2011

This is the Subject Everybody Finds the Hardest

"This is the subject everybody finds the hardest, but you're gonna have to pass it if you want to earn your TARDIS!" -Gallifreyan Histroy 101 by Chameleon Circuit
Knight-Introduction to the Jump Chute
Basically, Knight already knows what a jump is, and has seen jump chutes before, so I skipped right to Lesson 3 of week one, which has all 5 jumps out for the first time. 
What we did -Set five jumps two strides apart -All Jumps at elbow height (He's 5", set the bar at 6") -Leave dog two strides from first jump -Two Sets of Three repetitions, with break between sets
I measured out Knight to be roughly: Body length= 11" Full Height= 9" Elbow Height=5"
So I put him in the 8:10, 50% body type class. In theory, his stride length should be his body length x 3. So I set up the jumps 66" apart. This is what I got (full screen for best viewing, I wanted to get all 5 jumps in the shot)

The above video is our baseline. What you see is what I got. Very …

I Don't Know How We Happened

"I don't know how we happened, We just kinda did..." -"You've Been On My Mind" by Dave Days
I've been horrible with updating, but with the fall trial season in full swing I figure now's a good time to get back into the habit. 
This afternoon was the coldest we've had in a while. I did what any dog nerd with 170 ft of pvc would do and built 9 jumps. Clip n Go jump strips are awesome. Totally worth every penny. 

Mia's been living with my for the past two weeks and I'm absolutely in love. She and Knight are getting along fabulously, she's hilarious, and just such a joy to have in my life. I've gotten a few double-takes at the dog club as people notice that I have three dogs in the corner instead of my usual two.

So, for the fall now each of the dogs has a little "project". Knight will be working on "The Clothier Natural Jumping Method" in attempt to smooth out his over collecting with jumps, Lilly will be workin…