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Old 01-18-2005, 08:22 PM
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Hey y'all...lol
I just have a few questions...I have an adorable little black and brown mixed breed terrier, although he has alot of poodle in him...(i think). Anyways...sometime in the near future, I would like to enroll him in agility classes or maybe flyball, and i'd like to know if any of u think that would be a good idea and tell me what you know about agility if u have perhaps gone in it or you are in it with your dog. Any suggestions, tips, ect. would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 01-18-2005, 08:56 PM
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Farley has had a few intro. agility classes & he loved them. Here's the few things that I have learned. 1st off serious agility training shouldn't be done with puppies as there is alot of jumping which isn't good until they have matured more - your vet can give you more precise info. But you can start with lower jumps done occasionally. Another thing I have learned is that the dog really needs to be able to do obedience work reliably off-lead but until then the preliminary agility training can be done on-lead. Alot of the beginning steps can be done at home improvising. You can use a broom stick laid over a couple of cinder blocks for lower jumps, sheets draped over different things for a "tunnel" effect, a piece of plywood put on 4 cinder blocks for a "stay" table. You can use long dowels or tent poles for weave poles. You can even make simple jumps using PVC pipe and a hula hoop for a ring to jump thru. One of the main things I found was to take it slow getting them used to the different equipment so that they feel comfortable with it. I think this is a great activity for them and I am hoping to have Farley do more of it once he's thru his obedience levels.
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Old 01-20-2005, 11:06 PM
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Thankyou very much for your advice and such!

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Old 06-07-2012, 01:54 PM
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Hey y'all...lol
I just have a few questions...I have an adorable little black and brown mixed breed terrier, although he has alot of poodle in him...(i think). Anyways...sometime in the near future, I would like to enroll him in agility classes or maybe flyball, and i'd like to know if any of u think that would be a good idea and tell me what you know about agility if u have perhaps gone in it or you are in it with your dog. Any suggestions, tips, ect. would be greatly appreciated!

thanx

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Well, my dog Max jumps and trots over things but, it's kind of hard to teach. Eventually they get the routine and agillity that they need.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:43 PM
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Look for an agility trainer in your area - most will offer 'foundation' classes for beginning dogs/young dogs/people that stress learning the obstacles in a safe manner and how to handle (guide) your dog through the obstacles and around a course. There usually isn't any jumping except for maybe bars on the ground and teaching your dog to go through the jump standards when directed (not as easy as it sounds!)
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:15 PM
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Another OLLLLDDDDD thread.

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