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Starting agility... 12 months old

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by missRV, Aug 30, 2013.


  1. missRV

    missRV PetForums VIP

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    Hi....

    Rosie has had a couple of lessons at puppy school with very basic puppy agility (no jumps) tunnel and weavy thing. Now that she's 12 months I'd like to start her out alongside her puppy school. I've spoken to our trainer about keeping her in pup school at 12 months for the socialisation.

    I've got her a little set from pets at home, and just checking that it's set up right. I've got her a hurdle but it's literally a few cm off the ground and low enough for her to step over rather than jump. Is this safe for her and at her size for 12 months? She's about 9kg and a Cav x Bichon so a small/med size dog

    She seems to love it, we only set it up today, she's ran through that tunnel loads of times already and done the weaves :thumbup1:

    Also, anyone near the Liverpool area know of an agility school? We've phoned a few and not heard back from any :mad2:


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    Does this course look ok? Does it matter which order she does each thing?

    Any advice welcome :)
     
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    button50 PetForums VIP

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    Love the set up, Im thinking of doing the same with Bubba, If you dont mind how much was your equiptment?

    Oh and Rosie looks lovely :D
     
  3. Canine K9

    Canine K9 Bailey Woof

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    We have the same, £10 per equipment piece.:D Jumps and weaves not used yet though.
     
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    Oh nice think ill take a trip to P@H :thumbup1:
     
  5. missRV

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    £10 each :) we nearly got the 4 way tunnel by accident, we did the reserve and collect. The man said £35 for the tunnel and the slalom and I argued without checking the picture, he knocked it down to £20 then when we saw the pic we realised what happened.

    May be worth reserving and collecting because it's mostly sold out everywhere.
     
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    We have the same equipment. Well, I say have. The jump is laying in several pieces around the garden and the tunnel has been flattened. :eek:

    I'd definitely try and find a class to show you what to do. I've only been to one class with Kindra but we didn't actually do the course, he wants us to concentrate on getting her to target an item and to recall to it.
     
  7. missRV

    missRV PetForums VIP

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    Thanks :) we're desperate to get her to class, not so much to compete or push her to the next level but I don't want to make her do anything she's not ready for! By the way Broder and Kindra are beautiful x
     
  8. JessIncaFCR

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    12 months is fine :) Great little set there :)

    Here is a list of clubs: Clubs A-Z

    Have fun and good luck :)
     
  9. ickleviking

    ickleviking PetForums Junior

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    I don't know how near Liverpool you are, but if you're the Ormskirk side, there are agility classes in Parbold on a Sunday evening.
     
  10. Jugsmalone

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    Your setup looks great and your dog is beautiful.

    Change the order of the course don't keep it the same that way if you decide to compete at agility your dog will be used to using the various equipment in a different order. Also if you call out the name of each piece of equipment, when she gets to do agility off lead she'll know where to go next I.e tunnel, jumpes etc.

    I do agility with Buster and he loves it.

    Hope the above makes sense. :)
     
  11. missRV

    missRV PetForums VIP

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    Thanks that's a great list, we've found some but no one is in :( I'll keep nagging

    PM coming your way, we pretty much live in Ormskirk so this sounds perfect :)

    Aww thank you :) that's great advice too :) and your doglets are lovely :)
     
  12. Canine K9

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    Rosie did very well today MissRV you should be so proud of her :) She is such a beautiful girlie
     
  13. missRV

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    :) hey chick, was lovely meeting you and gorgeous Bailey at class today.... he's a superstar and you're fabulous at handling him.

    We have loads to learn and we'll enjoy every second ... she's currently fast asleep on the bay window with her head on my shoulder!
     
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