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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-20-2013, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
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At what age could a puppy start to be introduced to agility equipment?

My wee man is 14 weeks old and ive just enrolled him in a 7 week "basic puppy training" course. He already knows: sit, high 5, lie down, stay, give (when asking for his toy) etc so he has a few of the basics sorted before the course begins but id love to start agility with him as soon as its considered suitable
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-20-2013, 09:07 AM
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I started my current GSD in a puppy agility class when she was 14 weeks old. I son't know whether a class with older dogs wold have been good for her but she seems to love the puppy agility.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-20-2013, 11:40 AM
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Were in puppy agility now, started at 6 months. I wanted to make sure he and I had an understanding before we started agility, but its a foundations class that goes slowly. Can he do those basic commands with lots of distractions. Start line stays have been our weakest point since he's so excited.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-30-2013, 07:24 PM
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They usually say wait at least a year for the jumps as the dogs plates are still soft and growing. There is puppy agility stuff you can start now though. Google is a great source
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