Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: New Mexico
Dogs Name: Zeus
Dogs Age: Born: October 29, 2017
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First Agility Lesson!
Today Zeus had his very first Beginner's Agility lesson! Omg it was so much fun for both us and Zeus! He was able to fast track some of the things because he already knows the "tunnel" and "place" commands, and we've practiced jumps a little in his class back in Texas, but he hasn't had much work with it since. It was Zeus and another dog, and next week another doberman (a rescue I'm told) will be joining our little beginner's group. The other dog that was present today also had some basic training, so he (his name is Helmet, which I thought was an awesome name) and Zeus were able to do a series of sitting on a table, to running through a curved tunnel, to jumping over a very low jump in this first lesson! I'm so glad we were able to find an Agility instructor here as I feel as if the obedience class we've enrolled in isn't as rigorous as it was in Texas. They offer Beginner's obedience and Advanced obedience, and Zeus passed the Advanced test back in March, but they haven't scheduled any Advanced group classes yet. She says she's wanting more people to pass the Advanced tests so there won't be just 2 or 3 dogs in class, though in my opinion a small class would be great! So we're ho-humming through the Beginner's classes which we go to because we've already paid into this and it's at least something to do, and Zeus usually ends up being the class example because he knows how to do everything already, lol.
Back to Agility! The instructor recommended that we get a cooling vest for Zeus because now that the weather is warming up here, it's getting hotter earlier. Our class is from 10am-11am and we were sweating. She recommended a website called Cleanrun.com for products, but does anyone have any suggestions? Would a vest from Amazon work just as well? Is there a specific type that works better than others? Thanks in advance!