http://www.sugarbushfarm.net/. Then off to Westminster, Vt. for a seminar called "Putting it all together" with one of our favorite trainers Stacey Peardot-Goudy (http://www.cspotwin.com/)
It was a big step for the baby Roo and oh so hard for scaredy dog! It did not help that I left his bag with all his toys and favorite things at Sugar Bush!
Stacey set up this sequence for us to start:
Roo actually had a nice start line. He missed a couple of jumps and zoomed off a few times, but he wasn't bad!
However, when we went up for our second try, something scared him. Who know what? He went over a gate to do his A Frame. It took a lot of work to get him back and happy (and some meatballs- thanks Julie!) but he did eventually do it. Poor Scaredy Dog! Stacey wanted us to practice a front cross and a rear cross on this sequence. He actually did the rear cross on the 8 to 9 the first time through.
Next we went on to this sequence:
He needed a lot of reinforcement, but he did it! he was much happier going away from the gates where the other dogs were. All in all, it was hard day for him, but he did a great job!