I have worked my tush off trying to find an agility club in my area to check out and possibly take Sabo to. I'm not quite sure we are cut out to go the whole 9 yards, but I do know I want to learn and have him learn so we can have fun! I found the thread on how to make your own agility equipment, and OSH was having a sale...so off we went to see what hodge podge I could find to make a few things. I was able to make two low jumps and a weave pole with 5 poles (ran out of rebar to stake into the ground, or I'd have 6)...
I'm pretty sure I set the weave all wrong, but I want him to get the idea of the motion before closing the stake together. The jumps? Well, I have to pull them out and give him more space...
This is the initial video. We played like this for about an hour, and at the end of the hour (1) I had no one around to video as hubby had gone inside and the kids were in the front and (2) he was doing it WITHOUT HIS LEASH! I was still guiding him with treats, but he was going straight forward weaving through the poles with only a treat leading him!!!
I wish I had someone to take video because after the first several attempts we took a break to play with the hose (it was hot) and goofed off then went back to the "equipment"...and what does that silly dog do? Run the darn thing then tear off to the hose, grab the nossel and drag it back to me as if to say "Last time when we were done, you sprayed this, now spray it!!!". That is how the last part of the hour went...he would run the "course" then take off for the hose and drag it to me to play. I of course freaked out because he coughed and I thought "OMG! BLOAT!" and we were done playing.
I will get him back out there before I go to work tomorrow for a bit and see if I can get him to run through it and see if I can get better video. I think I'm also going to start a blog for him to have one timeline of photos/videos as he gets older.
Lets see if that video works