Yesterday, I tried using Belle's Jolly Ball instead of a tennis ball or monkey's paw for our running contact session. The Jolly Ball is pretty close to the top of Belle's "I want it" list, and I thought it might get her excited enough that she wouldn't care quite so much about being right. I also limited our starting position to somewhere on the DW, with the exception of one last rep which we did after playing around with an exercise from April's issue of Clean Run.
Belle did an excellent job with that final rep, especially considering I forgot to take the milk crate from under the edge of the ramp. (I use milk crates to keep the boards from being in constant contact with the damp ground when we're not using the teeter and the DW.)
Today, I decided to do two short sessions and continue using the Jolly Ball. I began both sessions with Belle on the cross plank of the DW, and quickly progressed to sending her to the tunnel. (I decided against having her start from the up ramp or a sit-stay before the DW so that she didn't have to fight gravity while trying to get up to full running speed.) I was very pleased with the results. Definitely got more than just 1R foot high in the yellow on several of the reps.