Skip and Birdie were AWESOME on the agility equipment but alas I didn't take any pictures or video. I was too busy having fun with them, and after all, quality time with mom and dad is more important that capturing the moment. I will say though that Skip impressed me so much I think he is a born agility dog. There was not one thing he didn't excel on, well maybe one, the tunnel. We will have to work on the tunnel next time but I have no doubt he will figure out what I am asking next time we visit and he sees that tunnel. Birdie was great too, she has wonderful balance and insight on what we are wanting her to try.
When Timken was first brought in he was really nervous. Slinking and stretching to sniff things. But with Skip and Birdie doing their agility maniac routines Tim warmed up really quickly. He especially liked it when the treats came out and he took a real liking to Lindy the owner of the facility. I just can not say enough good things about Lindy. She is there if you would like a tip or to offer ideas to try but she also hangs in the back ground if you are working with your dog. She loved the trio and was smitten by Timken. She sat on the floor and with lamb lung in hand she began to work with him just having him put his head under the white bar on the ladder contraption that Birdie and Skip were having fun walking through. Tim did great and he really liked Lindy. I only got a few pics and 1 video, I really wanted to be in the moment, so the cameras went away after a few shots. Timken had a a lot of undocumented successes so you will just have to imagine him, walking over poles on the ground, putting his paws on a ramp, and moving around with his tail relaxed. It was a great evening!
|Here is Tim's first attempt to reach under and into an unfamiliar apparatus. His stretch position with a semi tucked tail.|
|He got comfortable doing this move, something I would have never thought of working with him on myself. Thanks Lindy!|
|Tim says, "hey wait a minute, why is Skip getting a treat when I am doing so much work?"|