Wednesday, May 30, 2012

All About Agility

Recently Maverick came to visit and over Memorial Day I had gone to pick up the new agility training equipment that I had ordered.  This is a contact trainer which is half dog walk and half mini a-frame and the idea is to use a home sized piece of equipment to train your dog on their contacts.  Well, I had been working Sage on this for a couple days and with Maverick over I decided to play.  After just a few attempts he was getting the idea.  Such a smartie pants!  He sat down as I took this picture but I thought it was fun for both dogs to show how awesome they are!  And, they really are!  :) 

Of course, once we went inside both dogs totally passed out.  This is just one of the things I love about doing agility with Sage, it wears her out both mentally and physically!

Sage and I are going to attend an agility clinic to work on our skills and thoroughly wear both of us out.  It's mandatory to have a crate so the dogs get some down time during the breaks and at lunch.  Well, all I have at home is a wire crate that isn't even mine and that's heavy to bring to something like this.  So, my instructor recommended that I go pick up this lightweight, portable crate at Walmart for use at the clinic.  I got her the X-Large size for the low price of $26.88 and even better it's pink!!  Here's a picture of the cat getting crate trained... he is always the first to try any sort of crate!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sage and Jen performing in the ACES demo at Ella's Walk

Here's what we've been working toward for several months, it's the demo that Sage and I were a part of for Ella's Walk at the Longmont Humane Society.  It took a lot of time to learn all of the behaviors that you see here and link them together but it was so much fun!  I hope that we get more opportunities to show our skills over the summer!

ACES is what I've been striving to get to since last year at Ella's Walk, it stands for Animal Continuing Education Superstars and is a really fun class with great teachers!  If you're interested in the training that the Longmont Humane Society offers, visit their training page: