Jake and Lil running around the 1st Doggie Luge of the season (2013-14)

Not much to say other than shoveling out the luge takes a while but it is well worth the effort as it gives Jake and Lil an opportunity to stretch their legs and run, run, run when there is a lot of snow on the ground (as there is right now in Woodstock, NY). I think there must be 12-14 inches of snow.

13 second video of Jake running around the luge

I am mixing in some Waits and Turns, mostly with Lil though.  So far Jake is running with total conviction this season so I don’t want to slow him down by asking for too many WAITS and TURNS.

29 second video of Lil’s first two attempts with the WAIT cue.

20 second video of Lil running around the luge and demonstrating a very Punchy WAIT on the home stretch.

28 second video of Lil focusing forward before I release her and then doing a fantastic job WAITING and TURNING at a distance.

I love that Lil is not slowing down in anticipation of me saying WAIT.  I also love that Jake is driving full force all the way around the luge, including away from me this season.

6 thoughts on “Jake and Lil running around the 1st Doggie Luge of the season (2013-14)

  1. Omg…. Dog luge. How awesome.
    (Being in Australia, it would never have occurred to me to create a dog luge… nor is there ever any need to! 😉 )

  2. Consider yourself lucky! I’d rather NOT have the ongoing opportunity to dig through a ton of snow just so my dogs can run around a little. I hope you feel very sorry for me 🙂

    • Hahaha, but snow is so fun (possibly not when it’s piled so high and you have to dig through it so they can run around)… and on the flip side, we get 40C days (104F) throughout summer and about 10 kinds of deadly snakes, so not only is it too hot to walk anywhere, even when it’s less hot, they’re likely to get bitten by a snake. Maybe we can both feel sorry for each other? 😉

      • I think I’d pick snow over snakes any day! We don’t get snow where I live, and the hot temps don’t last too long. I just don’t have that kind of open space for my dogs to run, unless we are actually at a trial and in the ring. Loved watching this luge episode, though.

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