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    Cool Attempting Beginner Agility!

    So, I am just wondering if anyone has taken their EB to Agility?

    Tia and I are registering for an 8 week Beginner Agility class tomorrow night. She is a quick learner, has lots of energy, and loves to please, so I think this will be a BLAST. My best friend is an old pro at agility, has taught it for years, but is taking a dog that has never been so will be in the class as well. The class accepts 8 dogs, and myself, and my friends should take up 6 of them (as long we beat everyone else to registration lol).

    I think Tia is going to LOVE it, she loves to be active and learning.

    Just wondering if anyone else has tried it with their EB and if so, what they thought!

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    Default Re: Attempting Beginner Agility!

    I wanted to do this with Jewel; however, she is currently on injured reserve and now is 8 weeks post TPLO surgery.

    I wish you great luck and have fun.

    Please let us know how it goes.

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    Wow that sounds fun… I have no idea if anyone on here has tried this, but good luck and let us know how it goes!!!

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    @ThatsBull, i commend you for enrolling Tia into agility training as I think this is a great way for our bullies to learn commands, exercise, and have fun all at the same time. Last Christmas I bought my bulldogs a "starter" agility kit thru Amazon. It's pretty nifty and this is what it looks like all set up:-img_6651-jpg-img_6652-jpg

    Problem is, they both showed no interest in it. Of course, that's my fault b/c i need to learn how to train them on this course. I still plan on doing it but I am also planning to enroll them into some classes locally.

    Please let us know how Tia likes her classes!




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    I personally have not done the class, but I worked at a dog daycare for a few years and there also did training. There was a Bulldog, Barney, that did agility -- he was darn good, just could not jump the high bar, they lowered it for him
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    I personally have not done the class, but I worked at a dog daycare for a few years and there also did training. There was a Bulldog, Barney, that did agility -- he was darn good, just could not jump the high bar, they lowered it for him
    Wow, i'm impressed with Barney! (cute name, btw). The only part of the course that they have somewhat "mastered" is the tunnel. Of course, a treat has to be at the end of it! They don't like it when i attach this parachute "tail" thingy to the tunnel tho 'cuz i think it's scares them.




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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    Wow, i'm impressed with Barney! (cute name, btw). The only part of the course that they have somewhat "mastered" is the tunnel. Of course, a treat has to be at the end of it! They don't like it when i attach this parachute "tail" thingy to the tunnel tho 'cuz i think it's scares them.
    LOL.. well after seeing the balnket game, I can see why they have mastered the tunel! They like the dark. Bareny LOVED it, he was to funny to watch too, he has really short legs so seeing him tear up the course was great entertainment
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    Default Re: Attempting Beginner Agility!

    Thanks everyone! I am so excited!!

    We are registered, and my 8 year old daughter (almost 9 year old) is going to take our border collie cross, Trixie, through agility too. My best friend will bring one of her dogs, he mom will bring her chihuahua/papillion cross, our friend is bringing her cockapoo cross...it will be a blast!! We start next week!

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    Default Re: Attempting Beginner Agility!

    Riggins did an agility course at an expo and he did really well! They said bulldogs actually love doing it. Probably some don't but some do. Good for you!


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    Default Re: Attempting Beginner Agility!

    I love agility... Its a great way to build a bond with your dogs!

    I goofed around a few years ago trying to teach Molly a few obstacles. She would just jump around inside the collapsed tunnel and bark. she also chewed-up one of my hurdles.

    I haven't tried with Kevin yet.. but he is an 'all 4 feet on the ground at one time' type of dog. I image it would look something like this:

    (Not Kevin.. just a random picture pulled off the internet of a bulldog suck on an obstacle)

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    @TheLost That's funny!


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    Default Re: Attempting Beginner Agility!

    @TheLost that is SO funny!!! I love that picture!!
    We start agility on Tuesday night, I am super excited!

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