Friday, April 18, 2008

Agility Training - Week Two

Okay, I could NOT have more fun at this. My husband is embarrassed because I'm seriously like a little kid at a fabulous playground. It's SOOOOOOOO much fun!!!

Of course, seeing photos of myself is just painful because I really thought I'd lost more weight but apparently I have a long way to go still. But we'll just ignore the fact that I look pregnant even though I'm not! K?

On our way to the Farm.

Holding on for dear life...Trooper is STRONG and he wanted to get moving.

Good Boy! Sit! Stay! Yes, daddy has a treat in his hand.

Action Shots! Yes, they're blurry but what do you expect. I'm running for dear life to keep up with this monster! You can almost see my lips forming the words. "Jump" over each one. I'm so impressed with him. It's only our second training and he's already able to go over 4 jumps in one stretch.
Waiting our turn...and yes that is a pit bull next to us. A sweetie. Male puppy who isn't neutered yet but he did really well. I was *slightly* nervous because Trooper has no sense of space even with other dogs and can quickly overwhelm them but the most the Pit did was move fast toward Trooper to say "back off" and all was well. =)

Through the tunnel...this is his biggest challenge. After all, he's bigger than the stupid thing and now that they added a bend he can't see to the end. He kept turning around and coming back out which the trainer thought was hilarious. She couldn't figure out how his big A*S was turning around in there. Ha! He's limber. And look how HAPPY he is coming out at the other end, seeing his papa and a treat!

Walking the plank...this one made me a little nervous because last week he kept jumping (falling) off and it was only 12 inches off the ground. He actually did better with it raised up.

Trust me when I say we held on tight! He's so big and I was really worried that he'd hurt himself. But we went slow (very difficult for my boy to do) and he did excellent! You'll notice my flannel had come was still cold but I was working up a sweat!

The tunnel again! That streaky blur on the far left is my boy hauling butt and following my instructions to the table where he's supposed to jump and stay. And he did!

Last but not least we (well, Trooper) had to go through the tire, onto the table, through the tunnel, and over the A Frame. It's my job to guide him to each thing and give the command "tire", "table," "Tunnel," and "A Frame". He rocked everything the very last time...the tunnel still gave him fits and the trainer had to stand at the mouth after he went in to prevent him from coming back out! LOL It was funny!

GOOD BOY!!! He got lots of treats and was super sleepy on the way home. I want to go again on Sunday. =) I can't wait until next Thursday.


Rosanne said...

It's hard to tell who is having more fun out or Trooper!! Agility training is really cool. Unfortunately, I have 2 dogs that flunked obedience school!!

Melissa said...

Wow - it really does look like you all had a great time. I must say that I'm a little jealous. It looks like fun to me too! :o)

Daisy said...

Hooray for Trooper! It looks like he did great. My Mommie thinks that looks like a lot of fun, too.

Jennifer said...

Goooo TROOPER!!!! Woohooo!!!! OMGoodness Megan, that looks like SOOO much fun!!! *grin*

blueviolet said...

I'm quite impressed with his mad skillz!

Lindsay said...

I'm glad trooper is doing so well! I can tell by the pictures how much fun he is having!

Roxy said...

That looks like so much fun! I kinda wanna do it myself.

Bunny B said...

Wow! That is a lot of fun! :) Go Trooper!