Saturday, June 7, 2014

Pre-Agility at Dog-Gone Fun: Week 1

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My dog, Buster, completed Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced obedience courses and got his diploma! He also passed his Canine Good Citizen test. (Have to wait for the certificate to be mailed).
Summa Cum Laude!
So the next stop on our journey is Agility! (It was a New Year's Resolution.) I chose to take him to Dog-Gone Fun in Kernersville. They offer several Agility courses starting with Pre-Agility.

It's very important that your dog be proficient in sit-stay and down-stay in a distracting environment. These are things Buster and I had been working on since his Beginner class back in November.

For our first class, we introduced the dogs to jumps, tunnels and the A-Frame.
Dog has to run up and down A-Frame , making contact with the yellow parts.

The A-Frame can be a little scary because it's very tall. It was close to 5 feet off the ground at its peak. But Buster conquered every obstacle we gave to him and was very eager to please (and to get the chicken treats)!

So far I'm very pleased with how Buster has responded to agility. I always said as long as it was fun for him, we'd work our way up to competitions. 

We've practiced in the backyard and he seems to enjoy it, so we'll see.

Backyard Agility...with brooms

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