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Old 04-18-2012, 05:54 PM
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Um, yeah, we had a corgi named Nevile LongBottom in our puppy class once and OMG he was just a rotten brat. He had to stay on leash during play time. So, so cute though, by far my favorite client dog.
Oh they're all rotten! I will forever and always be convinced that the ONLY reason they live past puppyhood is because they are farking adorable.

Let's face it, there's no way in hell you're killing one of these...



(Gah! Ryan's been torturing me with corgi puppy pictures because he's decided we should have another corgi as our next dog.)
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:03 PM
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I don't really see the point I guess.

Around here classes are already divided by skill level of trainers as well as dogs, and classes are often subdivided between two trainers to make sure every one gets what they need.

And agility classes are divided by jump height as well as skill level for all but the most basic (flatwork) and the most advanced (masters level dogs) courses to maximize working time for the dogs.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:07 PM
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I there's a large population, I can see the benefit. It might not be a bad idea at all. Around here I don't think it would fly.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:20 PM
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I like the idea of agility classes based on jump height.

(Oh my word, I almost had a really bad typo there)
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:20 PM
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I there's a large population, I can see the benefit. It might not be a bad idea at all. Around here I don't think it would fly.
Very good point. Logan's the only smoothie around here at all, and there aren't many roughs either. If anything, there would be enough GSDs, beagles and labs to have their own classes, but that's about it.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:28 PM
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I don't really see the point I guess.
Me either. Honestly I think it does more good than harm to have dogs with various personalities and learning styles in a class. I've learned a lot about expectations and picked up tips from seeing dogs who learned various skills differently than my dogs.

Also sometimes just seeing how something is supposed to look when it's really sharply done is beneficial for me even if my dog isn't as "good" at it as someone else's dog. Especially now that I'm starting to take some Rally classes.
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Oh they're all rotten! I will forever and always be convinced that the ONLY reason they live past puppyhood is because they are farking adorable.

Let's face it, there's no way in hell you're killing one of these...



(Gah! Ryan's been torturing me with corgi puppy pictures because he's decided we should have another corgi as our next dog.)
Umm... corgi puppies are THE cutest puppies ever. Cardigan and Pembroke. Cute, cute, cute.

I can't believe that there is a corgi named Neville Longbottom. Too funny.

Sorry, to answer the OP - It's not something I'm personally interested in, because I like variety. However, perhaps a Nordic or Sighthound class may be interesting for some people. Not so much breed, but breed type?
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:40 PM
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Dobe? Nah, besides not having one, they're not so popular here.

Maybe a class for hounds and nordic dogs though. That way the owners can train at their pace without the BC or Lab next to them acting like a showoff. A beagle or husky is just going to learn at a different pace, and maybe in a different way that some of the herding and sporting dogs.
I don't think they learn slower than BCs etc, but the handling style and how they learn best can differ.

My beagle learns very fast and often works better than the BCs, labs etc at my club, she beats them in the ring too. I think it comes down to how each dog is trained and handled and how the handler approaches different learning styles. Not all dogs of the same breed will have the nerve and drive and temperament etc so from that perspective a breed specific class could be quite redundant.
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I like the idea of agility classes based on jump height.

(Oh my word, I almost had a really bad typo there)
Yeah, not gunna lie, big dog owners at my facility hate having little dogs in class. LOL We never run the Aframe at full height.Plus it kills everyones time (how many runs we get per a class) changing the bars.

We have two EX classes on monday and the morning seems to be mostly big dogs and the evening is mostly small. They've self divided and those classes run so, so much faster than the tuesday night Adv class with a mix all the way from the doxies and papillons to the dobermans and my Sloan.

We really should have "big" and "little" with a divide around 16".

Then we should have border collies and everyone else. jk
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We are always the only little dog in class. So it's usually I have to go last then go back to back. It's kind of annoying.
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