Wednesday, April 22, 2009

jump jump jump

^^^ Some "backyard agility" from earlier in the month. Happily, we have been able to move on from stacking flowerpots and now are getting to practice over actual uprights.

Agility class started last night. Can you say.. FUN? We mostly did foundation stuff, like all kinds of turns that I'll do a terrible job of explaining on here, but we did get to practice with actual jumps (though the poles were on the ground).

We started paw targeting for the contact zones, though she emphasized that we will work on getting the dogs to go over the A-Frame first just to desensitize them to it.

I personally can't wait to start work with the obstacles, and it looks like our instructor is going to to a little bit of both in the class. I would love it if Marge is introduced to another piece of equipment next Tuesday. It remains to be seen, but in the meantime we've got (fun) homework to do.


Life With Dogs April 22, 2009 at 11:45 PM  

I can almost hear Van Halen in the background. :)

NCmountainwoman April 24, 2009 at 6:31 PM  

Sounds like a LOT of work and a LOT of fun. Good luck in the classes.

Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart April 30, 2009 at 3:13 PM  

It is a lot of work, but it's really fun ... even when it goes amiss.

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