The snow melted down to 2″ so it only took a few minutes to shovel some paths in the backyard to create a Doggie Luge, which this year is more like a racetrack due to grass vs. snow on the paths.
Initially I thought this years Doggie Luge had three loops but it actually has four loops– one big loop with a path cutting across the center to form two smaller loops plus another loop off the end of a dogwalk ramp that angles down from the porch. I love this set-up for practicing GO ONs, LEFT, and RIGHT turns. Eventually I’d like to shovel out another path to form an X in the center of the big loop to practice more discriminations with Lil, but I think that would make it too difficult for Jake at this point so I’ll likely stick with this current design until the snow melts. Here is a short video of the “course” that I shot with my iPhone.
Below is a video of today’s sessions with Jake and Lil. Apparently I’ve been doing too many turns and not enough GET OUTs with Jake lately so I kept his session short and sweet. For the next few sessions, I plan to do 100% GET OUTs to regain the balance.
This is one aspect of winter I really enjoy and I’m pretty sure Jake and Lil enjoy it as much as I do!
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