I got my 12-set weave poles in the mail on Friday. Didn't have time to set them up yet - backyard party yesterday, pouring rain today.

Friends of ours foster for Golden rescue, and brought along a 4 month old yesterday. They almost didn't get to take her home again! What a temptation! Franklin introduced her to water in his puppy pool, and she loved it so much that she took a leap into the real pool a bit later on.

I was mentioning the weave pole delivery and saying that I'd like to get a teeter and a tire. Well, foster parents happen to have a pretty complete set of agility equipment in their basement, no dog to use it and no flat place in their yard to set it up, so it's all coming here! Wahoo! The only things not available are the a-frame and dog walk, which they left in CA when they moved, due to weight.
Ok, now I have even more reason to become totally addicted (and I can teach Lucy this stuff too).
Janet Boss
http://bestfriendsdogobedience.com /
Ok, now I have even more reason to become totally addicted (and I canteach Lucy this stuff too).

Heh heh. You are becoming assimilated... ;-D
Resistance is futile.
~~Judy
Resistance is futile.

Yes, Janet, it's true. For years I would dabble a bit in agility, but I always managed to pull out just before total assimilation. Recently it's hooked me, though. Poor little GrisGris has seen more dog walks than ducks!

And I have to admit, after all these years of being oh-so serious about field training, it is FUN to go out in my own yard or just a few blocks away and just have FUN! By the age GrisGris is now, all my other dogs had been force-fetched, collar conditioned, and most had at least a Junior Hunter or were well on their way to running Derbys.
But GrisGris holds the world in a paper cup. She has had nothing sterner than "oops!", an occasional "no", and a pinch collar (which she seems not to notice ;-O). She plays tug like a banshee, complete with horror movie soundtrack. And she's had more Old Roy Dinner Round treats than most American kids have MacDonalds' fries.
But lo and behold! She's really a little angel, in a souped-up jet-pack-for-wings kind of way. And she plain and simple LURVES agility. She's too young to jump higher than her elbows (10 months) but she sequences and stops on contacts, and FLIES over obstacles - WHEEE! She's been doing a small teeter since she was about 6 weeks old, and she'll charge and slam a full size one if I let her (or don't have someone sit on it if it is anywhere near us ). She jumps into her kennel in the truckette not because I've ever made her, but because she wants to GoGoGo to 'gility!

Sham has also channeled all of her field drive into it. Bless her heart, she's so responsive and bright that she's moved up into doing complex courses so fast that she never really learned how to jump with good form on the straight away, and she throws herself over jumps and drops bars. So I've got a Suzanne Clothier's Natural Jumping Method chute (correct to stride length based on body size and type ) set up in my yard.
And right now I've got to go get ready for class. Keep your finger crossed it doesn't rain!!!
Susan Fraser, owned and trained by
BeBop a Lu SheBop SH, Shamma Lamma Ding Dong MH,
Semper Choo Choo Ch'Boogie, and Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya http://mypeoplepc.com/members/chinchuba/goldensinthenews /
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Awesome!! What luck for you.
Lauralyn
My agility dogs:
Cheyenne MXJ MX, AAD
Shylo MXJ MX, AAD
Lakota - the crazy BC!
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You can never have too much equipment. And if you do, you sell the old stuff, and buy better new stuff.

Melissa S. Frye
Skyrocket cockers www.mfrye.com/skyrocket/
I got my 12-set weave poles in the mail on Friday. Didn't have time to set them up yet - backyard party yesterday, pouring rain today.

Clearly your addiction hasn't fully set.
Friends of ours foster for Golden rescue, and brought along a 4 month old yesterday. They almost didn't get to ... pool, and she loved it so much that she took a leap into the real pool a bit later on.

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I was mentioning the weave pole delivery and saying that I'd like to get a teeter and a tire. Well, ... things not available are the a-frame and dog walk, which they left in CA when they moved, due to weight.

Lucky you!
Ok, now I have even more reason to become totally addicted (and I can teach Lucy this stuff too).

Diane Blackman
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LOL - I know! Somehow the t-storms just didn't seem compatible (although Franklin would have been happy to work in them).
Lucky you!

I know - now I just have to not bug them because I want it NOW!
Janet Boss
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