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Well we did it. :) Our last Intro to Agility class was on Wednesday evening. We had do much fun, and I was pretty excited I was able to take Voodoo off leash for some of the obstacles. In this session we worked a couple obstacles together like the tire jump and then the tunnel to follow. It was awesome. Our "small dog" group was a great group and everyone did very well. When class was over they presented each of us with a Certificate of Completion of the course. It was pretty neat even if it is just a piece of paper. LOL I had been back and forth debating on going to the next level of agility with Voodoo. She gets somewhat distracted by the other dogs, but I am able to regain her focus and as I said we were able to do some things off leash. this was HUGE for us. LOL So, I stayed after and talked with the instructor and a couple others who are experienced agility people about my dilemma. I told them I wondered if the next level of obedience would be better that the next level of agility at this moment. They proceeded to tell me that Voodoo was doing great and that she is actually further ahead than most dogs in this stage. They reassured me that the next level would be great for her and that she is a pup and will have moments but all and all I should be thrilled with how well she does. :) So, I am thinking since she was able to complete the first level and they recommend her to go on, that maybe I will go on with agility this summer and then maybe do some obedience stuff this winter when agility is not going on. At least that is my thoughts at this moment. :) We have a two week lull before the level 2 agility would begin so I have time to think about it.

Anyways, I just wanted to share my excitement that we completed the first level and got recommended to the next level!

WOO HOO :D
 

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Congrats!! I'm finding Agility to be very addictive too. I can go practice pretty much anytime at our new trainer's place which is very cool but I don't want to overdo it. Don't want Miss Bayley getting bored with Agility, if that's possible!

I would say keep going! I think it's great for developing focus, something we're working on too. Sometimes I have to remind her that 'hey, Mom's over here!!'

Is there any piece of equipment that Voodoo really likes? Bayley is crazy about tunnels and the a-frame. Someone on another dog forum told me that they call that 'tunnel sucking!!' Sucks the dog right in!
 

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Woo hoo! Great job, that's so exciting :) It sounds like Voodoo is doing quite well!
Thank you so much! It is very exciting. This is my first time doing agility and we had so much fun.

Congrats!! I'm finding Agility to be very addictive too. I can go practice pretty much anytime at our new trainer's place which is very cool but I don't want to overdo it. Don't want Miss Bayley getting bored with Agility, if that's possible!

I would say keep going! I think it's great for developing focus, something we're working on too. Sometimes I have to remind her that 'hey, Mom's over here!!'

Is there any piece of equipment that Voodoo really likes? Bayley is crazy about tunnels and the a-frame. Someone on another dog forum told me that they call that 'tunnel sucking!!' Sucks the dog right in!
Thanks Pattymac!

I am finding myself getting addicted to it as well. :) I don't get to the practices much. They hold them on the weekend and only for an hour. LOL But, hubby made us a couple small jumps, I bought a tunnel of ebay and also I have some plastc fence posts for weaves. She is too young to weave yet but she is learning run though to rows of poles if that makes any sense. LOL

I am so glad to know I am not the only one with focus issues at times. LOL I guess they all need reminders at somepoint. LOL It sounds like you and Miss Bayley are having lots of fun too. I bet it is so nice having somewhere to go practice as much as you want.

I am cracking up about the tunnel sucking. I've never heard that before. But, it is very very true. LOL Voodoo's favorite things are the chute and the tunnel. At least at the moment that is. She flies through them. :) She likes the teeter and the table as well. But, the tunnels are her thing. We have not crossed the A frame yet. We just worked on contact on the bottoms of it. Maybe the next level we will move on to going all the way over it. Bayley sounds like she LOVES IT! That is awesome! How long have you all been in agility?
 

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Not long really. We took classes 2 years ago and then the lady teaching had to give up her training space :( We're still working on the big scary teeter!! Figure I should put a tunnel on it :)

I think she loves the frame because she can be up high, same with the dogwalk. It's hard to keep her off rock cuts when we're out walking in the woods.
 
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