Saturday, June 12, 2010
Ok - I got 'em
I actually got my scorecard in a format I could view from a lovely lady in the office called Renee - she is so lovely.
As I have mentioned - or was it just in my head.... when I submitted this video audition I felt when watching it afterwards that it wasn't a good snapshot of where we actually were. I think because the filming had been arranged, plus props (not on our property) there was this invisible imaginary pressure to get it done. Silly me.
So - score wise - interestingly rapport is my highest score, and respect is lower... sideways was the worst (crumbs) - no excuses - it wasn't a good sideways, yo- yo or circle day. And my driving mark was down too - I think that's the key - too much draw and not enough drive... it's been that way all along our journey - he wants to sit in my lap 150% of the time.
Good marks (could be better though) for technical, obedience, draw expression, relationship... (on a positive note)....
But you know - now that I realise his hip was out all along - he tried so hard for me. And only the following week I had a nice soft less than phase 1.
Might work on getting him 100% confident with the plastic bag on the end of the carrot stick over winter and try Emma's idea after her lesson with Linda.... he's a big scaredy cat when it comes to plastic bags on sticks - or green balls above ones head...but if said plastic bag is in my hand with perhaps carrots inside well - different story!
Wintery squally weather today - hoping for some sunshine next week - also waiting to hear is grass arena is ok to use...