Schutzhund to Agility Transition
So the hubby has been doing agility with Elsa with Tracy Skelnar (we are soooo blessed on the dog trainer front). I had put a pretty solid foundation on her a couple years ago but never wrapped things up enough to trial before Medo came along.
Anyhow. Elsa is a very good agility dog but does shut down a bit when stressed (hence why stress a SchH washout) so well probably never be a super stellar agility dog. DH had planned on starting Medo in agility after I got our SchH titles, however, Tracy's schedule is rather crazy and she isn't around all the time. And I'm not getting to train as much since I'm caring for a little one. So I was thinking he could go ahead and start Medo in agility soon (for fun he did all the obstacles one day with Medo... he's gonna be FAST).
For the people who do both SchH and agility with their dogs did you have any confusion with the jumps and a frame or are the dogs able to differentiate enough between the two sports that it isn't an issue?
J, mom to:
- Elsa - "Da Pookins"
- Medo - "The Beast From The East"