Fannie’s beginnings

In my house, a day off = a day of agility.  I did some housecleaning in the morning, but left for the agility field at lunch. 

Jasmine

I worked on some contacts on the dogwalk as well as some distance work.  Everything went well.  I was inspired by a Clean Run article of training the dog taking the back side of a jump.  Jasmine did well.  A bit too well, so I’m thinking I may not have been doing this properly.  : )

Fannie

Drumroll everyone.  Fannie completed her first curved tunnel and her first down on a table.  Man, that dog loves tunnels.  I’ll have to be careful about impulse control in the future.  She had a bit of trouble with the curve, but it was the first time she was trying it.  The table?  During our last training sessions, I’ve been tugging with her around the table, on the table, on the wobble board.  Etc, etc.  Now, she jumped on the table on my command, and slowwwwwly went into a down.  Her down isn’t very reliable, so I definitely didn’t push by asking her to stay too long.  Reward, reward, reward.

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About The adventures of the piano keys

Hello there, A few years ago, I adopted a little white fluffy dog who I named Jasmine. Like any good intentioned dog owner, I registered for dog obedience classes. Little did I know how these lessons would go on to introducing me to the wonderful world of dog sports. Since then, Jasmine has participated in agility, flyball, and rally obedience events. We don’t expect to make any world team, but we love the training, competing, and most of, the chance of spending time together and having fun. In February 2011, I adopted a second dog, Fannie. This blog is a journal of our activities. Sit back, put your feet up, and I hope I can tease a smile out of you with our antics.
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