Tonight he did 2 x 2 hour sessions and I had decided to book both of them - the first one with Pepper and the second with Ruby.
The first session was focussed on handling foundations using Dave's Q-Me and Turn Me techniques. We did work using wings and jumps and finished with a little course of jumps and a tunnel to put it all into practice.
Pepper worked really well and I was pleased with how she was starting to drive into the tunnel. I need to do more work on wing wraps and getting her to be more independent but overall it was great.
The second session was on contacts. We started by doing a run over the dog walk so that Dave could see the level of our dogs - I had warned him that Ruby's contacts were not at all reliable! She ran over the dog walk and stopped perfectly in her two on, two off position! Little monkey!
We went on to work on foundation contact training and it is clear that I need to do lots more work on the basics with both dogs. Ruby knows what she is supposed to do but just doesn't do it 100% of the time and I know from the competitions I have attended recently that she will jump off from half way down both the dog walk and the A-frame!
I really need to paint the plank that is sitting in the garage so that I can start working on this with them at home!
All in all it was a great evening, despite the cold!