Agility class #6 - The Book of Ramblings
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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Wed, Jun. 17th, 2009 08:13 am
Agility class #6

Wow...the last agility class already! I was never quite clear, for some reason, on whether or not there were 6 classes or 7. It turns out there was 6. The problem? I didn't think to bring my camera just in case. I could have kicked myself! The instructor had a camera but it was a pretty crappy one and it was hard to get action shots off of it. She did get one decent photo of Dahlia coming out of the chute, and one as she was starting to leap over a jump (just had one foot in the air at the time), but that was it. Damn. I could have taken a lot better photos than that! Oh well.

There were only two of us in class this time around, just the female dogs: Dahlia and Ellie (I think, if I remember correctly, Ellie is some sort of pit bull/lab/sharpei mix of some random sort). We started off with having them do individual obstacles and taking pictures of them doing it. It was fun. Dahlia was none too fond of the weaves last night. She had closed them up completely and I think she was a bit confused. I did manage to get her through them but not at the usual speed. She did well with the jumps and the chute. And I got her to get two feet up on the teeter. I really think jumping is where it's at for her. She loves jumping and has no problem with just leaping over them when we get near them. The rest I think she could give or take, but jumping she enjoys. I'm glad that I bought her a jump!

We did a few run-throughs of the course in various arrangements. Dahlia was exhausted by the end. With only two of us there, she did a lot more than usual. During the last run through she just barely made it through the weaves. Poor girl! She was still grinning though.

At the end of class we all got a little goody bag with some biscuits and a toy for our dog, a plastic dumbbell (which floats!), and a gourmet biscuit which Dahlia loved and ate right up in the car on the way home.

Overall, I'm glad I took the class. They're going to see if they can set up "play dates" for people to come and use the equipment for a small fee, so we'll definitely go down for that if they can get it together.

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