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Old 05-27-2013, 08:03 AM
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Default Does anyone have a dog that has a love/hate relationship with Agility?

Hello to all,

I have a 1 1/2 year old border collie/blue heeler/rat terrier mix. She sometimes seems to love agility, her tail wags and she flies through the course. Sometimes, as soon as we get there, she flattens herself to the ground and runs to the door as soon as I take her lead off.

A few months ago she had a bad fall off of the high walk, she ended up dangling in the metal trussel and hung by her leg. It cut her in several places. Before that she was pretty into it consistently.

Now, we have gotten over being afraid of that obsticle and she goes over it no problem.

It seems she is in her own head. I took her to class last week and she refused to work but she had alot of exersize the day before so we just left. Yesterday she shut down too, and I ended up doing all of the runs on leash, stopping to take it off when she went through the tunnels.

The trainer said if we left again because she didn't want to work, it would be teaching her to shut down.

I want her to be happy and enjoy agility like I do. Sometimes she does, and when she does she excels in it, she is so fast and soooo smart!

Does anyone have any thoughts about her situation? Any idea's? Have you experienced this?

Elizabeth
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