Super fun!! Jude designed this as a Special Event during #staythefuckhome. Regular Parkour Tracks allow one Theme entry per track. As in all Parkour Tracks, this Special Event had 5 levels en route to Championship – ADP-L1(Th), ASP-L2(Th), ADP-L3(Th), ADP-L4(Th) and ADP-L5(Th). All entries had to be filmed at home. No problem! 😉 EFs did not have to meet regulation requirements, although most of ours did. It was fun to add a bit of creativity. Photo shoot of props. Catchy title identifying each Theme. Ending credit message from Tanner.
Of the 60 exercises required for this Championship we only had one do-over. That was due to my oversight during editing and submitting all 5 entries over a short period of time. I can always find something I think needs fixed (like my head cut off the video). Finally decided good enough is good enough. If something needed fixing the judges would let me know. Sure enough. 🙂 In Yoga Props (Awk! Propped Up By Yoga – why did that just come to me now?!?!!) I submitted Get On (Moving) and Get On (4 Feet). Both looked the same. That’s not allowed. For the win, I did a retake of Get On (4 Feet) using the u-bolster as the EF.
This special event was such a success Jude is going to offer it twice a year, during the months of February and August. I’ve already planned our February Themes. Might even try L1 with Elliot. Also brushed off old video and soon will be submitting entries for ADP-L3. Tanner and I are also going to start the Premier Track and the Sequence Track.
He really does love this stuff. He gets super excited when I get out his harness. Presented with an EF he starts offering behaviors before I cue him. At class a couple weeks ago, instead of going up the dogwalk (one of his favorite obstacles) he went under and jumped through one of the supports. Good boy!
Initially, when I researched Parkour, my thought was build Tanner’s confidence by letting him act on his environment rather that being concerned about it. Really glad we found this niche! Super fun for both of us. Very creative. Requires lots of skills, including ongoing learning for both of us. So! CONGRATULATIONS to us!