Monday, September 16, 2013

Mad Dog Match

Another exciting piece to our last agility trial is that there was an agility practice (match) Saturday evening after the event was over. The best part was that they had a match in both rings, Standard and Jumpers. Since Maddie is not ready for full sized climbing obstacles just yet, so I was very happy to have a ring full of jumps.
Maddie did great! Here is the video:
I really could not be more pleased with how focused and engaged Mad Dog was with me. Her tugging was excellent, she did not notice any of the distractions outside the ring, and no zooming.
I did not try the tunnel with her. I really want to take her to a few places to experience other tunnels before trying it in a match. If she refused it, I would not have been able to work with her on it like I could at a friend's house, so we just did the jumps.
Having fun, staying focused, tight turns, and tugging were the goals and we accomplished that!

9 comments:

gyeong said...

Both of you looked like you had a great time.

Hazel said...

Your hounds are so very fortunate to have a Mom who takes the time and effort to really train them for life!

Claire Krigbaum said...

Oh she loves it! So cool that you can use tugging as a reward for her!

houndstooth said...

She was definitely really into it! I love how you can still see just a little bit of puppy in her when she moves. I'm so glad you had such a great time with her!

Apex Agility Greyhounds said...

Awesome! Love how controlled she is! Kili is something of the opposite. Loves agility. Her enthusiasm is through the roof. I wouldn't say she is out of control but she is full speed the whole time! Wish she'd slow down and give me a chance to really show her where to go! She could take some pointers from Mad Dog!

Team Zero Gravity said...

Very cute! She was definitely focused on you :)

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I see a future star in the making :) Maddie is so focused and happy, it's great to see.

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I see a future star in the making :) Maddie is so focused and happy, it's great to see.

Elaine Summerhill said...

Way too cool! Go Maddie Go!