During second day of camp, the Finnish summer, yet again, did not fail to show its most charming side. The cheery pack of camp-goers certainly did not let this bother and training continued indoors with both technique and course practice.
The German turn, running on the dogs line and the Jaakko turn were just some of the the techniques covered during the second day of camp. The training is very thorough and for many the participants some of the techniques are somewhat novel. Getting it just right comes down to the tiny little details of body movements and timing, something that just needs practice, practice and practice. As proven by some hard-working handlers, these techniques can also be practiced at home with some help from remote controls portraying obstacles on the floor!
On the course training side today, Tuulia and Mikko were giving the handlers some practice on agility courses. Tuulia put her trainees to the test with a modest 37-obstacle course, perfectly suited for putting one's handling maneuvers to test. The same continued with Mikko on the other side of the fence, described as challenging yet good fun. However, as stated by one of the participants, the challenge is what we are here for.