Saturday, July 14, 2012

The First Week

It has been fun watching Rugby explore the basics of agility this week. Our current go-to agility book had a list of sequences that we have made our way through while we build/find/buy agility equipment. It is safe to say that Rugby is enjoying the sport. 

As the week went on, it took Rugby less and less time to warm up and start running through sequences. Interestingly enough, he also started to make more mistakes as the week went on.  This was due entirely to the fact that he was anticipating my commands. After two days of work he is back to waiting for my direction. So far, this has been our only challenge.

We found parts of weave poles at Applewoods and used those to get started with the 2x2 method. Today we finally made it to the hardware store and built a full set of weave poles (with some help, of course)!

Since we are novice weave pole builders, assembly took longer than expected and a training break was needed. The video below shows Rugby on day three of his weave training.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! Can't wait to see Rugby competing in agility!