March 11th 2012 8:47 am
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The more and more I get to know Rigby, the more "odd" findings I make.
In some instances she is totally confident, and then a minute later she is cowering.
2 days ago I tried her with some agility equipment. Small steps. But she shut down and refused to go near any of it.
Today I tried again. Within half an hour I got her from not even going near the jump (with pole on the ground) to her jumping at 16" height!
Next step is 22" but again...baby steps ;)
It was like a switch flipped in her brain. All of the sudden she realizes "Hey this is fun!" and played along.
Definitely wont be as easy of an agility dog as Coby by any stretch of the imagination. But I do think she'll do well and enjoy it once she realizes I'm doing it to have FUN with her and not just "win"
I feel she has seen the equipment before. But is has been in the yard (against the wall) all winter, so that may be her familiarity with it.
Either way, very impressed with Rigs, she's a very different dog from when I first brought her home :)
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