Saturday, August 18, 2012

Being Agile

Yes, we are continuing with our Agility goals. Our biggest obstacle in teaching agility is not having all the equipment available to us just yet. We did make a set of weave poles, we have a tunnel and several jumps. This has given us a pretty good start. The occasional visit to a local agility facility to use their equipment has kept us moving in the right direction.

This week, when he was running a course on the agility equipment... he was going fast. I had to run he was going so fast! It only lasted as long as two runs before he started to get tired. I think some more swimming is in order to build up his stamina. This is the change I was waiting for. As he continues to learn agility, his confidence will grow and his speed will increase. 

I have a short video of Rugby's weaves over the last few weeks. He is doing them correctly about 70% of the time. He is doing 6 poles now, and I will wait till that percentage is higher before adding any more.


  1. Look at you Mr. Smarty Pants. Great job!

    Bijou and Banjo

  2. Well, you will stay skinny with Agility!

  3. I'd love to see video of him running sequences if you could =)

    Remember to do running on land too, not just swimming for conditioning as it uses different muscles. Lots of hill work too, builds up muscles for jumping and running properly.

    I see he's on the dogwalk in that photo. What contact criteria are you planning to use?

  4. Thanks! That is good advice!

    I have him doing running contacts, and have a "target" about a foot from the bottom to keep him from jumping off, for now. I'll try to get video of him doing sequences, but its hard to drag someone along with us to our go-to agility place to be our photographer.