I took a "less is more" approach with Gusto's agility training early on, and I'm pleased with where we are at. It doesn't mean it is the only answer, but it certainly worked for us. We did a Performance Puppy class for a couple of months - restrained recalls, some circle work, targeting, tons of crate games, body awareness stuff. We did a few tunnels here and there, but he was probably close to 10 months before he saw anything jump-like other than a jump standard for working wraps. We did a bit of plank work, but he didn't see any actual contact stuff until about that age as well - and then mostly a teeter between two tables. Weaves at a year.
It amazes me how quickly the other stuff comes together. It's one of those things I always heard and agreed with and thought was mostly hooey
Gusto is still such a baby dog - he's pretty wide on his turns, and occasionally gets frustrated and leaves to sniff, but I'm absurdly pleased with him. His first trial just left me hungry for more! He's going to his second trial at the end of February, and another in March. I just made reservations for a motel for regionals in July
He'll still be a baby dog, but I want to go to the party anyway!