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Old 08-18-2008, 04:57 PM
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First of all I live in Northern Minnesota.

Whee and Rick are freestlye dance terms.

that is why I'm asking for help because I know that I'm not getting a very sound instructual experience, but this is what we have. I live in an area of the dark ages when it comes to dogs I would have to say that 90% of the population still thinks that dogs on chains in the back yard is fine. I belong to a small dog club about 50 members. We try to educate the public about things you can do to have fun with your dogs. The instructor of this class competes in shows around the midwest area. I don't know where he learned I know that he is not certified as a dog trainer but he is the person giving the class.
Thank you for your suggestion I'm going to take DaVinci to the park it has a tunnel leading from a bridge to steps. He has gone on this before so I will work him in both directions there. In the spring with income tax refund money I will order a tunnel.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:59 PM
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Oh sorry I forgot your one question. We have done 4 classes in agility. only have 4 more and it will be the end of this session. That is why I'm making some of the stuff to have here at home. Already made the tire jump looks pretty good my son is sanding the legs for the pause table as I write this. Thrusday I will have cut the boards for the A frame. Already have jumps and the chute is almost done.
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:40 PM
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Oh sorry I forgot your one question. We have done 4 classes in agility. only have 4 more and it will be the end of this session. That is why I'm making some of the stuff to have here at home. Already made the tire jump looks pretty good my son is sanding the legs for the pause table as I write this. Thrusday I will have cut the boards for the A frame. Already have jumps and the chute is almost done.
I didn't mean to sound harsh. And I am glad you realize it may not be the best.
Trust me, I know that feeling, I started with someone too that wasn't good and I know the frustrations that go with it. I also know how long it took to fix all those problems that came from starting with that woman. She too had us running courses in 4 wks, it was at that point that I quit because I knew it was doing more harm than good. Actually the whole experience was so bad, I just about hung up agility forever
After 4 wks, doing 18 obstacles is a lot. Most instructors don't have their students doing half that much in twice the mount of time, if not longer.
I recommend getting a subscription to Clean Run, that you wont regret on any level.
If you are also interested I can provide you with some awesome websites that have a great deal of info from leading agility instuctors. The problem with a lot of those sites is the fact that they are often too advanced for novice people both in skills and the terms used. Therefore people are lost.

Good luck
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:07 AM
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That would be wonderful. I love to have a place to go to learn and help my dog become all that I know he can be. I'm going to look into that clean run. Sounds like it would be a good thing to hae around as now my sister would like to try agility with her flyball dog and my son is working with his pitbull on agility too. I know we are oing to fast but we don't have a place to work the dogs all winter long so agility will be wrapping up here in 3 to 4 weeks and we wont get back to it as a club until june. One of the reasons I'm making some equipment. thank you for all your help, Sharon and DaVinci
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