|Barked: Fri Oct 19, '12 9:24am PST |
|Agility has two major aspects. The first is developing communication with your dog and the second is running obstacles. The communication thing? You'll be working on that always and forever. It's how you and your dog talk to each other while executing the obstacles... in a specific order. If, through a failure to communicate, you and your dog find yourself in the same place at the same time (both of you running at a good speed) one or both of you can get hurt. So, get some training!
And those obstacles... Aslan is dead-on correct. The concern is not just canine-human collisions. YOU need to learn safe handling and your dog needs to know how to handle those obstacles properly. Bad decisions here and the dog will get hurt. So, ditto.
You start agility by having sound obedience... you take a foundation course that will set the stage for how you proceed. THEN you get into obstacles and courses at reduced height. You'll work your way up to the full height... complex courses... difficult sequences of those obstacles.
Agility IS fun. The courses change... complexity, sequence. Ahhhh, I need a fix!
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