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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-10-2015, 07:04 PM
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How exciting! I've gone through level one to advanced with three dogs now and it amazes me how much I learn each go around. Handling is definitely the biggest learning curve. Agility has taught me SO much about how the dog views its world, like your foot facing the wrong way by an inch and it totally changes the dogs direction. I don't do IPO but agility has definitely helped with our obedience routines and scent work. I can guide a dog much more easily through a room on a search now that I understand how my body correlates to where the dog goes. And I use 'get out' for soooo many things lol.
Have fun! Agility is very addictive!

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We had our fourth session yesterday. Agility is just something we are doing for fun, and our trainer competes almost every weekend so it hasn't been an every week thing. We do lots of homework though. I couldn't be more proud of how the dogs are coming along with it. It has been so much fun. We did our first sequence yesterday. Jump, a-frame, double jump, jump, front cross, tunnel, jump, jump, jump, tunnel, rear cross, chute. My dogs are loving this.
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We are still at it. We took a couple months off because of the weather and holidays. It felt so good to get back out there. I never thought I would have this much fun with agility. Here are a few pictures from yesterday.

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Looks like they're having a wonderful time

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They are! The dogs love it! Even when they or I mess up I just keep going and make up the rest of the course in my head haha. The dogs think it's the greatest thing ever.

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Too cool! A fun and completely different way to work with your dogs.
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I don't know how you get a shot of Kimber, that clear. Expensive camera that keeps up with her. Lol.
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Thanks everyone.

Steve it's a Nikon D3200 with a 55-200mm lens. Nothing too crazy. Kiersten is just way better with it than I am.

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That's awesome!

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They look like they are having a blast. Great pictures!

I did agility with Jenna and Joy. The first instructor wasn't good and while we learned to get on and off of the equipment and jump the jumps, she did nothing about footwork and body language, and I got a little of that with Joy. Joy's favorite was the a-frame. Least favorite the teeter. The thing that stuck with me on both agility and herding the first outing, was that the instructor said, whatever, praise, no corrections. With the herding that was, whatever interest she shows in the sheep, praise. With agility it was, all praise and treats. The dogs really respond to that.

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