|Tyler looking at that orange tunnel|
CONQUERING TUNNEL TREPIDATION - Well, when we arrived at class last week, I followed our friend Rebecca's instructions and crept into the opening of the tunnel with Tyler. I was armed with tasty chicken treats. Everytime I crawled inside and he followed I gave him a treat. Once inside, I told him "GO TUNNEL" and he ran through and met me for more chicken treats! We did that 10 times, and he got it! He beat his aversion!
|The course we ran correctly the FIRST TIME!|
SUCCESS AT THE BIG TEST!! - Lee, our instructor, told us that this is the day of the big course test. We walked through it first. There were 3 jumps, then running through a YELLOW TUNNEL. Then another jump. Then the ORANGE TUNNEL. Then jumping up and staying on a raised platform for a count of 3. Then another jump, and run up and down an "A Frame" (what I call "upstairs" and "downstairs") and finally over a last jump.
It was astounding. We did it correctly the FIRST TIME!!! I was so proud of Tyler that it brought a tear to my eyes.
Wow. This is how it feels to be super proud of your child.
TYLER'S SHORT INTERVIEW VIDEO - After passing the big test, I sat down with Tyler and interviewed him about it. Here's what he said: https://youtu.be/aicnmJIj60k