|Barked: Mon Mar 6, '06 7:23am PST |
|Well, my mommy recently started in agility class three weeks ago, and i REALLY like it! I think you would do fine, i have seen many standard poodles competing in agility, so i'm sure you could do it too! But, agility is a lot of work. My mommy trains me 2-3 times a day on basic commands (stays are important!) and then new commands that i have to learn for agility class the next week.
Agility is really fun, but it focuses more on the communication and understanding between the dog and the person rather on the dog's running itself. If my human messes up on the course, so will i. But, you also have to be a fast runner in order to win! You might want to look into flyball, i've heard that that has more emphasis on running rather then commands.
Agility requires a significant time commitment. First, there is the usually one hour class each week when you are beginning. When you are all through with all of the beginner, intermediate, and advanced, classes, you get to compete! I don't know where you live, but i live in the Bay Area, and i learned from an agility friend that there are usually tournaments every Saturday, and those are only the one's about an hour away! It is also a considerable money commitment. You have to pay for all of the classes, and then it costs money to enter tournaments. So it's up to your owner Snowy whether they can do it or not.
If you decide to do it, i'm sure you AND your owner will LOVE it! I haven't been doing it long, and it is the BEST! =D I get to play, like the WHOLE agility class! Have fun!!!!
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