Well i hadn't written in my diary for awhile so i thought i would update things. Lets see.... I'm in the middle of my second agility class. Its fun to get out of the house, but they switched the class to our schools other lcoation which is smaller and not quite as nice for agility but oh well. I've been doing good, practicing on the teeter and weave poles. I'm pawesome at the chute and tunnel. But i started being weird about the A frame. I used to love it and just run up it on my own all the time. Well in our first level 2 class they had raised it so it was alittle steeper, i didn't know that and ran to go up it but didnt quite make it and fell. Ever since then i've been afraid of it and refuse to go up, even when they lowered it back down just for me. So mom and the trainers are working with me on that. I've been getting along with my classmates pretty good for the most part. I still have to park at them sometimes just to remind them who's in charge.
Its been mighty cold here lately in minnesota. Mom and dad hate it but i love it. I could stay all day but mom says that isn't safe. I only hate that since mom and dad don't like the cold we havent been to the dog park for weeks. I miss all my friends. Mom says im getting cabin fever because i've been a little crazy being couped up in the house. At least we get out once a week for class. And for christmas i got a bunch new treats and toys and chewies so thats always nice. but thats pretty much all i've been up to...jsut waiting for it to get alittler warmer again.
Boy am i tired, i had a really long day but a good one. My morning was pretty usual. But dad came home early in the afternoon and then mom. Then they took me to.....THE DOG PARK!! Once we got there it started snowing, mom wasn't terribly pleased but i love snow. When we got there there wasn't anyone else at the dog park, but that was ok with me i just ran around chasing dad and peeing on all the little bushes. Then some other dogs started to come. First a little poodle yorkie mix came by and we played for a few mins, i liked him. Then my friend the border collie came with his sister the angry yorkie. That border collie is so fast. His mom throws the ball, he chases it, and i chase him. But he gets the ball more than i get him. But its still fun. But then my paws were getting cold and ice chunks were freezing to them, so we had to go home.
After i'd rested for a bit mom and dad took me to agility class. I was excited because dad doesn't usually come to class, so i really wanted to do a good job for him. We've been introduced to all the obstacles so now were just perfecting them. We split into two groups one worked on weave poles and one on the teeter toter. We did weaves first and i'm starting to get the hang of those. Then we switched to the teeter, this was the first time we were really doing the teeter. At first i was all about it, i ran up and the teacher was holding the other end so it didn't bang right away. But then the next time i was running across it it banged on the ground and moved and it really scared me, i didnt wanna move. I'm still not so sure about that thing. The last part of class we did a couple different individual runs. The first one i did really well, it was the A frame, tire, jump, chute, long jump, curved tunnel, then the dog walk. The second course was the triple jump, the teete toter, weave poles, tunnel and pause box. That one was harder but i did pretty good. Also, im starting to get along with the other dogs better, mom and dad were so proud. All in all a really good day, but im real tired now so its bedtime.
Well agility class as been going well for me. I really like it and am doing really good at the learning the obstacles (at least thats what mommy and the trainer say). But i can tell mom is getting a little distressed because i'm not really getting along with all of my class mates. Last night i almost got into two fights, but it wasn't all my fault. Mom thinks i really dont like golden retrievers, there is two in my class and no matter what is going on i always want to go and bark at them and i don't act nice to them at all. Mom just doesn't get it. I'm ok when were sitting around watching or learning something but when we start running around i get really hyped up and act like i want to go after these other dogs. Mom hates having to yell at me since we're supposed to be at class for fun. But she had to get rather stern with me many times last night. The trainer said she thinks it might be leash related since i'm fine with other doggies at the off leash dog park. And that mom shouldn't be discouraged. she said we need to work through it. But mom feels bad for the other parents there. I just think it should be just me in the ring, don't the other dogs understand that those are my obstacles. I guess i'll try and be better next time,i don't like mom being mad at me.