I didn’t post for class #5 and we couldn’t go to class #6 because Belle was in heat but lemme tell you about class #7.
We were a small class this week and one of my instructors was not there. We had an addition to our class this week, a corgi named Max.
We started with the chute (closed tunnel) which Belle notoriously does not like. But we made some big progress tonight. At first she went half way in, backed out, then followed me around the tunnel. So my instructor folded up the chute and fed her treats while she went in the tunnel, but after every treat Belle backed out. She did eventually go through the whole chute but only once I was at the end.
I am beginning to wonder how long it will take her to run through the tunnel without me at the end of it. Continue reading “Class #7”
- Did you start agility by taking classes? What were they like and how long was it before your dog started showing confidence on the obstacles?
- IF YOU DIDN’T TAKE CLASSES: How did you train your dog for agility?
- What was your dog’s worst obstacle when s/he first started? What did s/he do?
- What was your first competition like? Do you remember your 1st time? Was your dog as confident at the competition as s/he was in training?
- How long before you knew your dog was competition ready? What behaviors were you looking for?
- What do you find most rewarding about agility? What do you find is most demanding?
- Has your dog ever sustained any injuries from agility? What were they and how were they treated?
- Have you won a title? What title was it and what was your time, class, and jump height?
- Do you find agility is easier with older or younger dogs? smaller or larger dogs? Do you have any breed preference? What makes them better?
- Why did you start agility? What sparked your interest in Dog Sport?
Continue reading “Woofing It: Interview Questions”
Just a funny side note: No one asked me why I was recording/taking pictures of class until I put a GoPro on Belle.
But now that everyone knows, people have been staying out of my camera shots! Hooray!
On to class:
We started with a low jump. Normally, Belle goes over these fine. I mean, she hesitates some but it’s not like she’s terrified to jump over anything… or on anything… or anyone… but she wouldn’t go over the jump at the beginning of class. As it turns out, someone had to poop. Continue reading “Our 4th Class and Vlog #8”
As part of my Core 2 research project, I am training my Labernard, Belle, to compete in AKC Agility Trials. I start classes on March 2nd, 2015, at Wonderdogs in Berlin, NJ and I just wanted to make a quick post about where I am at the start of all this and also to introduce you to Belle! Click here to check out the whole project: Woofing It Continue reading Woofing It (Vlog #1)