|Barked: Sat Sep 22, '07 10:21am PST |
|Hi, I just joined and wanted to share that our two mini dachs have been doing agility fr 3 1/2 yrs.
Vienna jumps 8 inches in AKC, 4 inches in NADAC and Teacup.
Stella did jump 8, but had major back surgery in January, after flying off a high bed at a relatives house :-(
She was paralyzed in her back legs, but after surgery and much PT, she has made a 100% recovery and is back to doing agility with the approval and blessings of 3 vets.
This is a video of her title run. The first time she got to compete after her recovery, she came in 1st, 3 days in a row and earned her Novice in Preferred.
This is Vienna, same weekend, in an Excellent Jumpers course, also placed 1st. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfzV7ncY_7w
Hope the links works.....
This link should take you to pics of them at various trials
I have never had so much fun with a dog. The bond that developes when you learn to work as a team doing agility is like nothing else I have ever experienced.
Both dogs also do tracking, and we hope to continue that to earn tracking titles next spring.
The key to safely doing agility with dachshunds is keeping them trim and fit....my vet told me that the muscular strength they will build will outweight any risks from jumping.
Keep in mind, jumping OVER is not the same as jumping DOWN....
I urge anyone looking fun and exercise...to get out there and do it...It is great fun !!
This was actually authored by Vienna's mom, El
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