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Loretta Mueller seminar was today, it was great and I had a lot of fun. I learned about tracing a dog's line with my eyes instead of looking straight at the next obstacle. There was a ton of other information too.
The Penny specific issues we worked on were visiting people, anxiety barking - a ton of it - and grabbing her leash.
I've been working on her not grabbing her leash for a month without any improvement. I was told to teach her to tug with it after a run to relieve stress so I guess I'll see if this works better.
At the end Loretta had about twelve people stand in a semi-circle around us with Penny leashed. Penny was so, so good - even had them squish in close to us and clap really loudly and she just sat there hyper focused on me.
After that exercise we did a course with a total of 12 people, either one or two people at the sides of multiple jumps, and in one case someone sat in the middle of a "u"-shaped tunnel. It's the most people-distracting exercise she's ever done for agility and she was fabulous. She checked someone out slightly on the way back, but at least that wasn't when we were running the course.
Last edited by Eclipse; 01-08-2017 at 08:17 PM.