St. Huberts used this nice Saturday afternoon to conduct some agility run-throughs as a means to raise money for St. Huberts as well as giving us some practice before the winter lull in trials rolls in. There were about 30 dogs or so who ran in 2 minute intervals between 1:00 and 4:00. The run-throughs were running behind or there were more dogs than anticipated so we only go 2 runs in per dog by the time we had to leave at 4:00 p.m. for a dinner engagement.
The novice course which I ran with Rags had 14 obstacles in it which included a teeter and weaves which I avoided with Rags. There was also a turn-around tunnel which Rags refused to do in the first run-through, so I didn’t attempt it in our second run through. Rags did the chute well, jumps and tires she took fine and her contacts at the A-Frame and dog walk were great. She loves those obstacles. Considering she will be graduating beginners agility class tomorrow morning at the same St. Huberts practice field, I’m proud of her effort and abilities. Her only real problem was getting her nose lost in the treat ridden grass, but she wasn’t as bad as Scraps from that perspective.
Scraps was distracted because his nose was also lost in the grass way too often. He did do the 12-pole weaves well and only had some issues going up the A-frame. In the end it’s great to get a little practice in with the 2 dogs and to get Rags used to hanging out to experience what a day of agility competition will be like. It also gave me a great opportunity to photograph the other dogs running. For most of the day I had good sunlight and got some good photos, so check them out.
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