Have you ever watched dogs do agility? Agility teams (one person and one dog) go through a course with jumps, a-frames, barrels, weave poles and other obstacles with the goal of having a clean run (all obstacles taken in order with no dropped jump bars) and also within a standard course time. If you have not seen it, go google dog agility and watch some videos. I have been doing it for a few years and let me tell you, when I am working well with my dog it is so much fun! Of course, there are days that are frustrating and believe me, we’ve had a bunch of those. Like anything else, it takes practice, practice, practice and lots of training. Here is a video of Sky and me doing a pretty good run.
We have a place near Winthrop where we practice, Three Rivers Dog Training. One of the other students asked me to photograph her dogs this week, before it snowed. That was Wednesday. It snowed the next day! So here are Inga, the entlebucher and Blue, the corgi.