Anyone want to share opinions on AKC Premier course design? Especially as it relates to big dogs. Is it the usual “depends on the judge?” How do the challenges compare to Masters? Love the classes ? Hate the classes?
Just finally found the page to look up AKC trial events and there’s a trial coming up in a few months in San Antonio that allows toys in the ring??
I wasn’t aware any agility association had trials that allowed toys within the ring during runs, unless this is a rare exception or I’m not understanding what they deem toys in the ring. Wonder if the laser pointer would count as a ‘toy’, because if so, the cheap entry fee and 1.5 hour travel is tempting to try. Bonus points: the place is hosted in an indoor facility with AC.
Edit: Also, sent off my change request for Cas’ registration name to be adjusted to “AAC’s Wings Sold Separately” because it needed to be done and is worth the $25 fee.
- Did you start agility by taking classes? What were they like and how long was it before your dog started showing confidence on the obstacles?
- IF YOU DIDN’T TAKE CLASSES: How did you train your dog for agility?
- What was your dog’s worst obstacle when s/he first started? What did s/he do?
- What was your first competition like? Do you remember your 1st time? Was your dog as confident at the…
Just a funny side note: No one asked me why I was recording/taking pictures of class until I put a GoPro on Belle.
But now that everyone knows, people have been staying out of my camera shots! Hooray!
On to class:
We started with a low jump. Normally, Belle goes over these fine. I mean, she hesitates some but it’s not like she’s…