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8-3-14 Agility trial

8-3-14 Agility trial
Oh my goodness! I actually got some photos for the 52 weeks of techniques group!

Not sure if this is cheating or not, but as you can see I used the people at the dog agility trial I was competing in this weekend. I also did these in black and white (in camera) as a way to try out last week's technique. :-) I felt the chaotic colors of the scene would detract from the photos and that the B&W better suited the scenes.

We had some really beautiful runs (I hobble around, my dog runs) :-) However, he kept hitting ONE bar in each class except the one class where he didn't and we got 1st place. So if he can keep the bars up, we do fantastic! And actually, dropping jump bars is not usually something he does.

I got several nice photos from the photographer on site. You can see them on Dazzle's facebook page: www.facebook.com/DazzleDog

In spite of 3 NQ's out of 4 runs, we still had a good time and I was very proud of how well he did. Especially considering he has to do so much distance work due to my slow speed.

Some friends took videos of our NQ runs today, so I'll add the links when I get them.

Open standard video: vimeo.com/102496548
Jumpers with weaves: vimeo.com/102688095

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Gina Morin
Gina Morin
Nice B&W scene!
3 years ago.
bublynski
bublynski
Perfect for the challenge! And I love reading about your agility work. I'm having the same trouble keeping up with Audrey, and am also working on distance. Can't wait to see your videos.
3 years ago.
Scoutdogs (Chris) has replied to bublynski
Photo description updated to add video links. Bublynski, I do a lot of "lazy" training. I park my rear in a chair in our yard and direct him to take various obstacles. If he goes and does the right one(s), I throw the ball with the chuck-it. :-) I started out with the obstacle close to my chair and gradually moved my chair farther till he would go across the yard to do it. I did that individually with each obstacle I have (I don't have them all). Then I moved close again and started combining 2 obstacles. And it has progressed from there. But he's very ball driven and will do anything to figure out how to get me to throw it :-) He's also not put off by making a few mistakes along the way, so I thankfully don't have to do "errorless learning" with him, though I do my best to make things as clear as possible to reduce frustration/errors.
3 years ago.
Evergreengirl
Evergreengirl
Thanks for the video links. It was neat to see Dazzle in action.
3 years ago.