Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Jumping in Agility

I am learning some fun things in Agility class at Paws4Ever/APS. We had our first class outside in the agility field. First, we practiced waiting and being patient at the "start line". This is the place where we go over the first jump in the course and your dog has to wait for you to tell them, "jump". This is so hard to do! I just want to go!Then we practiced backchaining. This is where we learn a series of things starting with the last thing first. We were supposed to do a jump, a jump and then the tunnel. So we practiced the tunnel first, then doing one jump and the tunnel. Here I am demonstrating with Dee, our instructor. Then jump, jump, tunnel. Backchaining is a great way to teach your puppy complex tasks.

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