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I have been very busy lately. Working on my extensive flower garden. OB classes with Tamora. She is making good progress.
Now I have started agility. Brum we will have to compare notes.
I have never done this before. There are 4 levels and of course we are on level 1. You can take up to 6 months to complete.
Tomorrow night is our second class. Tamora loves the jumps (nothing high yet) and sails through the tire.
Anyway my question is any suggestions, hints, pitfalls to avoid etc. would be greatly appreciated.
I have always admired and loved this sport. Thanks!
 

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always the best piece of advice I can offer is to take it slow and don't push things. Speed will not be a problem with your dobe trust me!!! You can see losts of dogs buzzing around 90 to nothing but dropping bars left and right. What's the point with speed if your gonna NQ because your dropping bars and not sticking your contacts. Remember it is better to be slow and accurate than to be fast & sloppy.
I have started Gaston in beginner agility and he is awesome, but I have to reel him in sometimes because he is soooo wired!!!!
I have competed in the past with my mini schnauzers and they earned their excellent titles in both standard & jumpers. It is a whole new ballgame running a big dog and I'm loving it!!!! I will have to teach Gaston to read the numbers and stand in the middle & point, LOL because he is like a blur on the course. Boy does he give me a work out!!!!!
Also remember your doing this to have fun with your dog and fun you will have and if you should qualify well that's just icing on the cake!!!!
Good Luck to you and wishing you clean runs!!!!!
 

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always the best piece of advice I can offer is to take it slow and don't push things. Speed will not be a problem with your dobe trust me!!! You can see losts of dogs buzzing around 90 to nothing but dropping bars left and right. What's the point with speed if your gonna NQ because your dropping bars and not sticking your contacts. Remember it is better to be slow and accurate than to be fast & sloppy.
I have started Gaston in beginner agility and he is awesome, but I have to reel him in sometimes because he is soooo wired!!!!
I have competed in the past with my mini schnauzers and they earned their excellent titles in both standard & jumpers. It is a whole new ballgame running a big dog and I'm loving it!!!! I will have to teach Gaston to read the numbers and stand in the middle & point, LOL because he is like a blur on the course. Boy does he give me a work out!!!!!
Also remember your doing this to have fun with your dog and fun you will have and if you should qualify well that's just icing on the cake!!!!
Good Luck to you and wishing you clean runs!!!!!
Good advice. take it slow. That does make sense. Fun-yes I`m all about having fun--if its not fun I`m not doing it. I already met someone at my dog specialty store and she wants me to train (informal) with her and friends one night a week (she has Aussies-I won`t hold it against her). Anyway, I think we need a little more training but I told her I will be there eventually.
 
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