March 11th 2011 1:00 pm
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So, I graduated from puppy school and we started agility a few weeks ago. I just love it.
The first thing I got to do was walk on "The Plank". It's not like it was a big deal or anything, it was just a few inches off the ground! But there is this rat terrier/chi mix, who was TERRIFIED of it. Boy did I show her! I just waltzed onto it and walked it like a champ! My first time!
Next, we walked over these things that stick out of the ground a couple of inches. Mom says it's so I can "find my feet", I don't really get that. Last time I looked all four feet were at the end of my legs...
Then, the next week, we did "The Tunnel". I don't know what all the other dogs were freaked out about. It was like they were scared or something. I had walked through it long before Mom actually ASKED me to, in fact, I walked straight through it the first week (when Mom turned her head to listen to a human...haha).
We also did this thing called the wobble board. THIS is my favorite thing to do. Its a big, square, piece of what the humans call "plywood" on top of a ball. When I stand on it, it moves and wiggles. After I walked on it for a second, I discovered that if I shift my weight juuusssst right, it will wiggle foreward, then if I shift my weight to my back feet, it it wiggles backwards. After I discovered this neat trick, I kept doing it. Over, and over, and over again. I got really good at it, so I started rocking really fast. I must have looked really goofy, because when I glanced up at Mom and The Trainer, they were laughing at me... But Mom did give me lots of yummy treats for acting silly, so I must have been doing SOMETHING right...
The boogie board led to a new game. This one is called "Teeter" and it's just as fun. See, I figured something cool out about "Teeter". IF I go up to the part thats sticking up in the air and I JUMP and press down on it REALLY hard with my front paws, it makes this really, REALLY loud sound. I have to tell you, I discovered this new game all by myself. It's so fun that I have to play every time we walk past it. Every time we pass "Teeter", I can't help myself...I have to slam it into the ground and glance around to see if anyone else heard the noise. Mom was the only one who caught this game, I think, because usually everyone else was so engulfed in whatever they were doing they didn't notice me playing with "Teeter" while we were waiting to walk "Plank".
The last thing we did was the weave poles. We started this last night, and I'm really not sure about it. I don't know how that dog, Stormy, can run right through them. And I can't figure out what exactly they're wanting me to do. The make me restart when I try to go AROUND them to get to mom holding the treat...she is calling me after all. Right?
Anyway, who cares about the pole things... who needs to know that anyway? It's stupid because I've already proved how agile I am. I rocked "Teeter", "Tunnel", "Plank", "Jump it"(those feet-finder things), and "Table". Thats good enough, right?
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That stuff sounds like a lot of fun, Paisley!
Ahhhhh school, I remember that! I had a blast, especially when in puppy class they let us do some agility - just loved it!
That sounds like lotsa fun!
so glad you are having such a great time, keep up the good work.