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Limbering up all ready for the first agility lesson tomorrow. Have treats, a new toy, whistle at the ready and even lost 3lbs last week! Will let you know how I get on when I get back tomorrow. It will probably just be a complete hoot with dogs tearing around all over the place as their untrained owners try to persuade them to comply. I often feel like the trainer is desperately trying to train the owners and not the dogs when going to any classes. He'll probably see the potential in Flo and think 'if only I could get my hands on that lovely dog without the dippy, inconsistent, crazy women in tow'.

Oh my - just noticed that I've turned into a 'senior cockapoo', how depressing. What's the next status!!!!!
 

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Hi yes FIFI loves doing Agility and has a hoop to jump through and a tunnel and slalom poles (if thats what you call them!). She is great at jumping through the hoop and going through the tunnel, we taught her ourselves and she loves it. Tracyxx
 

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First agility session done and it was really interesting. The trainer was great as he just got stuck in and by the end of the first 45 minute lesson introduced all the dogs to a jump, tunnel, ramp and weave pools. Just 6 dogs in the group so we all got plenty of time at each piece of equipment. All the dogs had a good level of obedience which he was really pleased about as they all had sound wait, sit and down commands which meant he could concentrate on familiarising them with the equipment. He uses a white lid a lot and puts the lid with a treat at the end of the ramp so that the dog learns to focus on the lid and pause at the contact point before taking the treat when told to. It was also good to have a toy or ball they will run for which was used to bring them out of the tunnel and weave poles quickly by throwing the ball/toy as they came to the end. Can't wait for the next session. Flo was the smallest dog bless her and the group we were in and the next group that came along afterwards were all collies + 1 gsd and 1 lab.
 

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thats simeler to what we were taught, dog walk, A frame and seasaw(Gypsy didnt like that one) they had to down so they wouldn jump the contact point.

glad it went well, where is the video lol
 

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glad it went well, where is the video lol
Are you kidding - keep the dog under control while doing agility and film it as I go? Now where is that third hand I always hoped for when juggling a toddler and a baby (I don't literally mean juggling). Once I've had a few lessons I'll get one of my boys to come along with a camera and take a video.
 
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