Who’s Ready for Some Belle-O-Vision!?

My GoPro came in last week and I immediately strapped it onto Belle. Just for the record: She hates the GoPro Fetch harness. But she's getting more used to it each time I put it on her. I almost always have Belle on a leash so I mount the camera on her front so that [...]

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The 3rd Class and Vlog #6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO-F83NLbRA Wow, Vlog #6? I don't believe myself. I must be lying. I think the third class is a great time to reflect on what I've learned so far. Bring poop baggies. Belle likes to start class that way. One bag of treats is not enough. I must work with her everyday in order to [...]

Our Second Class and Vlog #5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F3jDU9LJTI Belle and I had our second agility class. I'd love to say that it went smoothly but a certain furry four legged friend of was a giant pain in the rear. On the plus side, Belle didn't poop or pee on the floor this week, soย silver lining. When I got to WonderDogs I immediately [...]

Some Outside Sessions Vlog #4

http://youtu.be/UtXktNuxYks As promised, I recorded some training with Belle in the backyard. She decided to show me up while the camera was running and actually listened. I feel like the cable lead had something to do with it.ย  The moment that the camera stopped and we were within spitting distance of my backdoor, Belle decided [...]

Our First Agility Class and Vlog #3

http://youtu.be/vU8Kb687Wgg Belle and I had our first class last night at WonderDogs, in Berlin, NJ. The class has mixed levels, meaning some people have taken agility classes before and some have not. I thought Belle might stand out and be the only large dog but she wasn't. One thing that surprised me was that we [...]

More Notes and Vlog #2

Our first class is tonight! Here is a brief vlog about Belle (and her sister Luka) getting their shots. Belle needs hers for class, but they were both due to get them. Don't worry, their big ol' Lab butts don't feel a thing. http://youtu.be/Wzcql6inWxs Agility is an athletic event which demonstrates a dog's willingness to [...]

Some Preliminary Notes

Since my Agility Class at Wonderdogs does not start until March 2nd (I'm going to have some late Mondays), I thought I'd look up some details about Agility Trials. I found the AKC (American Kennel Club) Beginner's Guide to Companion Events. Unlike other competitions I have been in, Classes are not defined by their level [...]

Vlog #1: The Beginning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxOvXOHpov4&feature=youtu.be 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 [...]