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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by frosty2010, Apr 5, 2011.


  1. frosty2010

    frosty2010 PetForums Member

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    Our puppy Husky went for his first agility class tonight weve just got home it was really fun however he just wanted to play with all the other dogs lol he enjoyed it so much lol bless him.
     
  2. frosty2010

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    Does anyone else here take there dogs to agility classes?
     
  3. Eroswoof

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    Haha it's brilliant fun isn't it :D

    We've been twice now :thumbup:

    Love it!

    Em
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  4. frosty2010

    frosty2010 PetForums Member

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    Yeh :D the problem is our sibe won't listen to anyone except for my partner sometimes me aswell but mainly my partner he wouldnt do anything the trainer asked him he would only do it for my partner lol.
     
  5. Eroswoof

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    I'm sure he'll get used to it :D

    I thought Bumby would be like that but he was worryingly obedient :yikes:

    Em
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  6. frosty2010

    frosty2010 PetForums Member

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    Yeh im sure he will get used to it just will probs take a while lol
     
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    Yes, I've been going to classes for about 14.5 years and been competing for 11 years. 1 of my dogs competed at Crufts this year in Novice Agility.
     
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    I have been taking Tiger for the last 3 weeks.... after the first night, I came home and bought my own agility set... it is fantastic!

    I have just done half an hour or so on my weave poles with him and he is picking it up so much :)

    I love doing agility, I wish we'd started it 3 years ago when we first got him!

    It's an excellent let out for his energy. He is a VERY energetic dog (think Border Collie and you're nearly there - he never stops) and where I live, there is nowhere close by that I can exercise him off lead so a combination of street walking and agility in the garden is just perfect for him. He used to be insane in the house but in the last few weeks, I have found a new, calm dog in him - buy yourself a set for home, you seriously won't regret it!

    How old is your pup btw? If he's young, just be careful you don't over do it - Tiger is 5 years old now so he is in his prime & can go on the equipment all day but puppies need to be exercised more carefully as too much exercise/strain on their growing joints & muscles can cause problems.
     
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    Yogi is only 18 weeks old and about the size of a full grown Border collie we don't over do it with him it was an hours class but we only participated for half an hour, he does have more than enough energy to run for a couple of hours solid although we do try to prevent it but thats a Husky for you lol.
     
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    bloomin heck that's a big size for a Husky :scared:

    I know the feeling, Tiger hates waiting for his turn around the course, if it was up to him all the other dogs would be banned from the class :lol:
     
  11. frosty2010

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    yeh everyone keeps thinking ours in a Malamute because he is soooo big his paws are the size of my palms they are huge lol.
     
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    Wow 18 weeks is so very young to be doing agility, could i ask what he was doing?
     
  13. frosty2010

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    Its just beginners classes for puppies at the moment getting him used to commands and socialising once the trainer is happy with his progress he will be moved up to the next class :D
     
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    Got to agree, it's far too early to be doing the equipment. My pup is just a year old and I started doing small jumps a month ago, she's also done the tunnel a few times and the a-frame, she hasn't done any weaving yet.
     
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    We have a Briard and can't even start to think about the simple agility things until his 18 months old. If you not very careful you can damage their hips.
     
  16. frosty2010

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    He isnt working with equipment yet. He is being trained too walk on his lead without pulling, fetch his toys, follow commands ignoring other dogs which are around such as sit, stay, down, watch, and retrieve.

    Obviously once he has mastered this we can start thinking about new things to teach him he wont be using the equipment for several months.

    Sorry for the missunderstanding.
     
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    :D
    You'll get there, it felt like forever waiting for Willow to be old enough. In the meantime I done her puppy, bronze and silver Good Citizen Awards and now she is studying for the Gold. :D
     
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    Awwwww Bless,


    its quite funny Yogi is the biggest dog in his class lol and by far the youngest lol.
     
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