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  1. Couple new disc dog pics

    General Dog Forum
    Just thought y'all might enjoy a couple new pics of your favorite disc dog. Credit to the wonderful photographers who attend our events and share their pics!!! - I can't take these myself because I'm busy throwing! "Look ma, no feet!" "Please just throw it?" Thanks for looking!
  2. Must-see youtube video for dog sports enthusiasts!

    General Dog Forum
    This is a video of my good friend and her malinois Ilsa playing disc. The whole thing is in slow motion so that you can appreciate the movement and musculature of the dog better. Watch it on full screen, if possible. Enjoy!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB7hHopZ--4&feature=player_embedded#!
  3. Lars' AKC agility B match debut! Tons of pics!!!

    Dog Training Forum
    OMG, I have been a freaked out (in a good way) mess this morning over these pics Lesley Mattuchio, my friend and the show photog took for us. I can't believe these are my dog and me. These are on Facebook and a friend of mine said you can feel the energy has has in these pics. And you...
  4. Beginners tracking and nose work.

    Dog Training Forum
    I'd like to start Kaki on tracking but my google searches aren't yielding any good information. Can anybody point me in the right direction? I'd like to do the training sans an actual pro that requires my money. But here's the big question: Can a dog's nose detect bed bugs? Can it discern them...
  5. Agility Trials

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    Well Kim trialed for the first time in AKC in May, earning her NA and NAJ titles (she'd trialed a bit in CPE last fall). So this weekend was her Open debut, as well as Webster's agility debut, in Novice B... As a note: I tend to enter FAST classes to have a "practice run" on new equipment, so...
  6. Pood earned his RN title this weekend!

    Dog Training Forum
    Pood and I were entered in two trials at the Stumptown Cluster over the weekend. He only needed one Q for his RN title. Not only did he Q yesterday with a score of 95, he scored 98 to Q today! I am so proud of my boy. Now we'll really start working on our off leash performance and looking for a...
  7. Rabbit in the Novice Ring!

    Dog Training Forum
    I finished my CD on my dog today! With a score of 195. And while doing the heeling off leash, a RABBIT ran through the ring! The show was INDOORS! The rabbit came through a door that was open for the fans, ran through three rings, and then nearly got eaten as it hopped towards another open...
  8. Dog in Agility

    Dog Training Forum
    The thread "calming dog's nerves" made me think of what happened at the last Agility trial I was at. I felt so sorry for a little Papillon that they kept carrying into the ring, tried to get it to do some equipment and it would immediately bolt out of the ring. Found out later that it had...
  9. agility--beginners vs. competition

    Dog Training Forum
    Tag has been in beginners agility since November 13th. The instructor wants to move us up to the competition classes (yay!) because she thinks he's ready (I do, too). For anyone seasoned in advanced classes, what should we expect? TIA :)
  10. Opinions on agility matting.....

    Dog Training Forum
    The club I belong to is going to purchase new matting. I just wanted some input from some members who train in agility. They are thinking of purchasing EVA matting. Now we move equipment around a lot and I have concerns that this matting will not hold up to the abuse that it will have at the...
  11. Calming Ring Nerves!

    Dog Training Forum
    I have a goofy little dog. She is well-trained and seems to love the process. However, she's either brilliant or COMPLETELY shut down in the ring. And both can happen on the same day. For instance, last weekend she won her standard agility class, but NQed in a horrific way in Jumpers. She...
  12. Prepping for Winter :) Agility reads?

    Dog Training Forum
    I'm looking for a way to spice up my agility handling, which will be something great to work on this winter. Are there any good books out there that talk about handling strategies, etc? (Same for obedience/rally). I have a nice area to work in indoors (about 26' X 20', fenced, rubber mattng)...
  13. Weight Pulling: What can I improve on/doing wrong?

    Dog Training Forum
    In May of this year I started weight pull training with my 2 yr old JRT (fell in love with squiggy and wanted to know more about the sport http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_7iPYQPZHM ). She is 13 lbs and deemed in good health by our vet. I started her out very slowly at 5 lbs with 10 different...
  14. Next agility obstacle to build?

    Dog Training Forum
    As many of you saw on the pictures thread, I've started working on agility with Rocky, and I am building all of the pieces myself. He is taking to it like CRAZY. He flies through the jumps like he was born to do it and wants to do it all the time. He's jumping at 20 inches currently and I'm...
  15. Agility brag....in a way?

    Dog Training Forum
    Not so much on Tag (though he was brilliant as always, adding to his charm was his red white and blue tail that flew behind him like a flag as he soared over jumps). My 10 year old neice was here over the past 2 weeks (she lives about 2 hour away but visits us somewhat often). She's never been...
  16. VIDEOS! of Pood's first Rally O classes!

    Dog Training Forum
    Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTxs9D-_7Pg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXSm5Vr7aQQ Comments, critiques, questions, etc. welcome.
  17. How does it work?

    General Dog Forum
    Okay, so let's postulate a theorem for a moment, shall we? Say you have a 4 y/o rottweiler that you are dying to compete in OB and/or Rally. Say you just moved to a new state with no local kennel clubs. Say there is a show coming up in three months, and you happen to have all of that time off...
  18. AKC Agility Emergency!!!

    Dog Training Forum
    I am a moron. My life is out of control busy. I entered my first agility trial without even really reading the entry. The trial is Sunday. I have 100 house guests coming tomorrow... Anyway, I entered Novice FAST. I have NO idea what it is. I just sat down to read the AKC regulation...
  19. Agility For Ava

    General Dog Forum
    Ok so Ava is a smooth collie mix, she has lots of energy and loves to learn. She is a super fast learner. I have always wanted to enroll in an Agility course for beginners, both for the enjoyment as the handler and for her love of running and meeting new challenges. However the cost of classes...
  20. Agility help: keeps his head high/also contacts

    Dog Training Forum
    My Irish setter is a freaking MACHINE when it comes to agility... he just happens to be more of the lawn mower than a Porsche. Instead of gracefully flying through the course like some kind of acrobatic dancer, he mows through it like a John Deere filled with high octane. While doing his...
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