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We had our first fun match with Flirt

hmmm - that's all I have to say hmmm - September seems like an EAGER goal to reach to trial ha ha. We had a blast. I felt like I had 3 left feet. Wrong spot, late, flapping arms, pointing figers. running on my toes. I'm am athlete darn it all. Dh gave up videotaping the first run...it was ugly. But I've grown as a trainer over the years I didn't panic. We worked it out. In class we've done 4-5 obstacles maybe 5 times so this was a big step for us.

second run - I got wise and remembered to stop just short of losing her after the tunnel to jump when I make her sit.
YouTube - funrun2

third run - getting better. Need to work on rear crosses and sendig. She's NEVER seen a tunnel under an Aframe.
YouTube - funrun

She didn't like their dog walk. My instructor was adamant about not forcing, letting her bail and teaching her how to bail if need be when we trained it. She's big and clumsy
YouTube - dogwalk

...this is WHY we are taught to bail and why I don't push for speed near contacts with her.
YouTube - dogwalkfall

She's fine and we went over it again. I think I'm heading back out tonight - addict

And here she is so happy to have "Precious" (filthy dog and toy after throwing in dirt)! She will do anything for "Precious"

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She really had fun! I think you did too. Good job! Fun matches can be so much fun. Yours seemed way more organized than ours are.


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Looks like fun! Keep at it!

I looked at photos of me at my first match w/ Cheers 2 yrs ago and I was running pointing both right and left fingers as I went. Maybe that is why my dog is confused at times??? I have decided you have to be able to laugh at yourself to pick up a new, fast-paced, sport like agility. My instructor laughingly called me "Gumby" due to stiff armed commands!!
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At least you guys had fun!!! I find that if you have the drive and eagerness to DO and DO MORE, then it is easier to shape and refine the behaviours you want, accuracy etc. vs. trying to cheerlead and drag a dog who's just tuned out or too laid back about it around the ring. The more i do agility, the more i'm finding that agility people have really great senses of humour ... hmmmm, i wonder why LOL I have had to learn NOT to take myself too seriously most of the time and know when to pick my battles, otherwise i'd be dead from a heart attack by now LOL

I think you guys are doing great and you are building a love for the "game" for Flirt!

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We went back last night and things got a wee bit better.

YouTube - funrunday2

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