Last Thursday, Bailie ran her first agility course at the end of her first set of agility classes. Her favorite thing to do is the tunnel, long, short, straight or bent. Since she has played in the tunnel here at home, she is super comfortable with tunnels!
Amazingly, Bailie also loves to run up and down the A-Frame. She does a good job of slowing down at the end and getting her paws on the yellow area too! The last six classes have been hard with Mom in the boot. Bailie loves to run and chase, but since Mom can barely walk, she has to run the course in slow motion which is rather boring, but she still does try to do well.
The biggest accomplishment in Bailie’s ten week class is the teeter. Bailie did not like the loud noise the teeter makes, nor did she appreciate the movement. Mom spent a lot of time working on this piece of equipment with her, and Bailie enjoyed lots of good rewards like chicken, hot dogs, cheese, and steak. Finally, she is at the point where she will go over it. It is still a scary thing, but Bailie is making good progress.
For your entertainment, Bailie is showing off her first agility run in this short video. She did a real good job! You will notice she loses interest sometimes and walks over jumps. These problems should be resolved when Mom can start to run with her and keep her motivated and going. Her most proud moment is on the teeter, of course! Nice job, Bailie and hobble Mom! PS: Don’t mind the sad occasional howling in the background. It is Madison who doesn’t like to wait in the kennel.