Monday night was agility class. It is great practicing and learning new things that will benefit both Zack and I when we move to the next level agility class which includes learning the equipment. I haven't done agility for probably 15 years and there is definitely alot I have forgotten and new and better methods. It's like schooling a young horse, there is alot of ground work that needs to be done before moving along to serious training - which I think is a great way to start in any sport. In class Zack was still very much focused on the ground at times so I am going to buy a little food treat container and new tug toy I can put treats in, then switch them around to keep his interest. I can't wait to continue with his journey in agility. I hope he loves it once we get going.
Since finishing our Rally Obedience classes I have definitely "slacked off" with my training. It's amazing how much classes motivate to train, etc. If I am ever going to be ready for the trial at Spruce Meadows at the end of July (which is my goal) I am going to have to get my butt in gear and practice with Zack. I did manage to print off all the signs from the internet for Rally (thanks to Amanda for the link) and will get them laminated. Luckily in my backyard I have a large concrete area where I can practice so I have no excuses. Hopefully we will be ready, but if not, I am not going to rush things and will just wait til November when there is a Rally trial at the Lethbridge Dog Show and enter Zack into that one.
Crikey, that reminds me, I haven't got my CKC registration back yet. I guess everything hedges on whether I get that back in time. Hopefully it will not be rejected this time around.