Agility forum: Agility Training

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ImageWindigo
Feb 22, 2010 9:03 AM CST
Name: Deb
Tell us about your experiences with Agility training? I've watched, but never trained a dog for this. It always looks like dogs trained in agility really love what they do.

Deb
ImageMikeJ
Aug 31, 2010 11:50 PM CST
Name: Mike
Hillsboro, OR
Although we didn't train her, one of the Bouviers from our first litter of Bouvier puppies 13 years ago, went to become the most titled Bouvier in agility and ranked # 2 in the country of all breeds for awhile. Even at 10 she was still blowing Boarder Collies off the track with her times. She was so fast through the weave poles that they where a blur getting out of her way (and if they didn't, to bad for the pole Hilarious! ). Anyone that went to agility trails on the Central East Coast (she lived in Virginia) probably saw her run very often. The woman that trained her now has another Bouvier girl that was born 19 months ago and is already learning the agility ropes. We've had several others out of our breedings also enjoy agility although their owners were not quit into it as much as the first one was.

Agility has always been one of our favorite dog sports. I've taken 10's of thousands of pictures at agility trails and love watching all the different breeds that run them. I think the most amazing dog was a 3 legged Doberman that did very well time after time. The funniest one was a Basset Hound that the owner had to go through all kinds of motivation antics to to keep him going. But everyone would always cheer them on as they ran (well, I wouldn't call it running exactly Rolling on the floor laughing ) but it was a hoot to watch and they had a great time. Hilarious!

Mike
ImageWindigo
Sep 1, 2010 11:50 AM CST
Name: Deb
I would love to see some of your pictures!

I know a few afghan people who have done agility work, and an afghan in full coat flying over the jumps, or going through the weave poles is incredible to watch, I just can't imagine the amount of work that goes into that, knowing the sighthound mentality!

Congratulations on a pup from your breeding doing so well in the agility ring. The amount of dedication to training to that level must be immense.

Deb
ImageMikeJ
Sep 16, 2010 6:21 PM CST
Name: Mike
Hillsboro, OR
Hi Deb, you know, I posted here and then totally lost track of the post and didn't know you replied.

Here are a few pictures I've taken at agility trials:

Patents is a virtue... Hilarious!

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ImageMikeJ
Sep 16, 2010 6:29 PM CST
Name: Mike
Hillsboro, OR
And some jumping...

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I have a bunch more, but I need to find where I have the images stored on my computer. I have a bunch on my web site but images can't be linked from a web site and have them so up in the thread.

Mike
ImageWindigo
Sep 16, 2010 7:13 PM CST
Name: Deb
Great shots!! Agility always looks like both the dog and the handler are having so much fun! I wish I had the time to dedicate to training. I would love to try agility one day.

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