Behold, Molly's new agility collar! I don't like fussing around with removing a collar before runs, and the slip lead that I was using was leaving red marks on Molly's neck. I saw this nice padded slip off collar/leash combo and knew that we had to have it.
Of course we gave it a test drive in agility class tonight, and it's confirmed - it was a good purchase!
Speaking of agility class - we did three jumpers courses this evening. I always have Molly's jump run out tendencies to think about, and between that and the fact that Molly was under exercised, I didn't have much hope for success. Boy, was I wrong! Molly tore up those courses with no jump run outs (could be that I am finally learning when to push her and when to pull away and steer my body...finally!)
and drove through the line of weave poles. Faster, faster, faster!
There was also a spot in the last course where we had to wrap our dog around a jump. I have never learned to do that properly and tonight my instructor A) Showed me the correct way, B) Explained what happens when the wrap is done the WRONG way, and C) suggested I work on it at home.
Since I NQ'd a snooker run by wrapping Molly improperly at the last trial, I very much appreciated tonight's lesson.
P.S. We are going to try to play USDAA agility for two weekends coming up soon, and Molly will be jumping 22" instead of her normal 20". We ran a course at 22" tonight and Molly handled it perfectly fine.