While Dandy has been going back and forth between being amazing and being a green bean, Harley has been doing AMAZING in her agility training. We’re two weeks into our Pre-Novice class (the last class before you start going into the classes that prepare you to really trial) and we are having a blast running the whole novice course.
Harley is listening better, doing less ditzy runs, and really seems to be enjoying herself. Even her weaves are getting pretty good! She still needs a lot of work on her entrances but she can do the full 12 without me leading her with a treat. When she’s really on she can do it without me giving her a reminder guide.
Our training center teaches all the basics but mostly focuses on NADAC style and are hosting a trial the second weekend of September. Since NADAC just recently added an Intro Division (only 6-10 obstacles, no object discrimination, no weaves), our trainer thinks it would be a great time to get Harley out there and see what she’s going to be like at in a trial situation.
I’m super excited for this! I didn’t think we’d be able to trial for a lot longer because Harley is such a spaz. But if it’s just intro, I won’t feel so bad if we have a ditzy run and DQ.
Even better, our trainer, K, also thinks Guinness is far enough along to go as well. Should be a fun weekend.