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chase's 1st agility class

Discussion in 'Dog Agility and Flyball' started by kelly, Jul 7, 2009.


  1. kelly

    kelly PetForums Member

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    i took Chase to his 1st agility class last night and he loved it!

    can't wait til next week, think I'm the one that needs the training though!
     
  2. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    Good to hear you both had a great time.

    It's always us that need the training ;)
     
  3. Bex190

    Bex190 PetForums VIP

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    I'm hoping to try agility with my boy when he's old enough. It's a long way off yet but I'm sure he'll pick it up faster than me. I am blonde after all!
    What did he do in his first class?
     
  4. Nicky09

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    The first class they do very low jumps on lead and maybe try the dog walk and tunnel. Nothing too difficult. Or at least thats what Sophie and Buster did.
     
  5. kelly

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    he did:

    low jumps
    A frame
    walkway

    all on lead, he was very excited!
     
  6. Micky

    Micky PetForums Newbie

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    How old should dogs be to do agility training?
    I will soon have 2 Chinese Cresteds and I see that this breed loves agility training. Already I can see with Sing Lung, my powder puff who is 11wks old, that he will need to be all he can be!!:001_tt2:
    Micky
     
  7. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    They should be at least a year before you start training its pretty high impact and the jumping excetra could damage their joints and to compete they have to be 18 months.

    But you can start the basics from any age - a good strong wait is essential, teach them to turn to the right and left on command.
    If you wanted to get them used to the equipment, place poles on the floor for them to step over. Don't get them to jump or weave though as this could damage the growing bones etc.

    You'll have great fun.
     
  8. kelly

    kelly PetForums Member

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    3rd class 2nite!

    Chase is doing really well- the tunnel was a bit of an issue the first time he tried but he soon got the hang of it! (he wanted to walk round with me!) did the box, table, walkways, A frame, and jumps.
     
  9. hazel pritchard

    hazel pritchard PetForums VIP

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    Thats great news so glad you are both enjoying it,i train with Jack tomorrow night ,im looking forward to it as had to miss last weeks,Jacks fav thing is the see-saw hes like a child in a play park sometimes,
     
  10. Wendy103

    Wendy103 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi guys ang girls,
    I took my dog to an agility class to see how she would get on and although she is 7 yrs old now she loved it. A great way for dogs to be excercised the way they would ask you to if thet could talk. She is a cross collie/alsation so is made for this sort of training.
    Pleased that chase enjoyed his first class, Kelly.
     
  11. hazel pritchard

    hazel pritchard PetForums VIP

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    I agree Jack would go every day i am sure, untill i got him i had never thought of agility with our previous dogs,my hubby also takes our other dog training and its so good for Rusty,he really gets rid of some of his energy.
     
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    Buster and Sophie would happily go everyday they love it and Sophie is doing great she only started just over a month ago.
     
  13. kelly

    kelly PetForums Member

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    3rd class went well apart from chase being over excited! totally agree they love it and it uses up a lot of energy!
     
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