Chihuahua agility

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  1. Threelittlewoofs

    Threelittlewoofs PetForums Newbie

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    Hi guys, my Chihuahua Jake and I are going to our first agility lesson on Monday! Neither of us have done it before, and we have found a lovely lady who is going to give us private lessons. We are excited!
    Any tips?
     
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    Take lots of treats, and enjoy it.
     
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    Threelittlewoofs PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks! I'm excited. I've bought a new toy (which will be his 'agility toy') but as he is more food focused, have also got his favourite treats in.
     
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    hope you both had fun - would love to hear how you got on
     
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    Threelittlewoofs PetForums Newbie

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    Hey! I had fun, Jake was a little overwhelmed by the whole situation i think.. was very reluctant and quiet ( far from the usual excitable little character he usually is).. going to give it another go next week though. The lady was really patient and kind :)
     
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    We've sometimes got a tiny Chi trains in our Thursday class and it took her a while to be comfortable with some of the equipment but she loves it now. Hopefully Jake will find it less daunting next time and he'll start to have more fun
     
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    Hi OP,

    I have a chi cross who does agility. We did a training day in June which completely blew his mind and then started regular classes last October. He's gone every week since then (apart from 2 weeks over Xmas). First proper lesson he went mad running round not listening to me and after that was very wary of all the equipment. It's only in the last 6 weeks he's been confident enough to really enjoy it. I was thinking of stopping going as it really didn't seem fair on him but then something just clicked and away we went. My trainer thinks I should get him registered and start competing towards the end of this year as he's come on that fast and so well-not sure I'm up to competition standard!!!

    Although Obie is Chi cross, he has a very Chi brain. It's been totally worth persevering with as he's a sensitive soul and not a massively confident dog- it's worked wonders for his confidence in other aspects too.
     
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    Threelittlewoofs PetForums Newbie

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    Hi Sesmo, thanks for your reply. Im happy to say that we went to our second lesson last Monday, and I had decided that if he was still overwhelmed and uncomfortable, Id not go again (well, I would, but id take a different dog!) However. He loved it! He was amazing, and learned alot. I cant believe how much fun we had.

    Do any of you have any book reccomendations? and links to somewhere I can possibly buy some small garden sized equipment to practice on in between lessons? Im addicted!
     
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    I made my own weave poles using insulating tape and upvc plumbing pipe like this:

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/floplast-pex-pipe-22mm-x-2m/94352

    Cut in half, then cut each half in half again on the diagonal (so I can push them into the ground). Insulating tape wrapped over and round the top. Can't put a pic on as they are in my parents garden as I don't have a garden at home.

    No doubt I'll add the collection as we progress. :)