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The Competitive Boxer => Agility and Canine Sports => Topic started by: fairview Boxers on January 19, 2010, 10:11:33 AM

Title: Aggie and Agility
Post by: fairview Boxers on January 19, 2010, 10:11:33 AM
Last night was our second class, we are still learning basics, but we got to do table work and some specific basic moves (they called it the 90 degree turn)...  We had a BLAST, she was really tired after though, and I used almost 2 whole bags of treats.. I gotta make some treats!!! The store bought ones are actually too big, and I don't like the hard ones, cause she has to take the time to chew them!

Anyhow, I really like agility, and I cannot wait till next week to see what we start on then!  Her stays need a lot of work, especially when they got the ball out and started bouncing it for a distraction!  But, he attention is really good as long as she isn't tired!  We still have a long way to go, but it is VERY promising!
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: whitepupzoe on January 19, 2010, 10:17:36 AM
That's great! I'm glad you are both enjoying it!  :2thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: Samsons Mom on January 19, 2010, 11:08:27 AM
glad you guys had fun!! :boing: cheese is the best bait for us.
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: fairview Boxers on January 19, 2010, 11:10:24 AM
Not good for me, I would eat more than I would give her, LOL.. Cheese and pasta are MY weaknesses!!!  ::)

I got a recipe from the club I am going to play with a little!!  See how I can do with that at home, and if it works good, then I will use it in class...
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: BoxerPerson on January 19, 2010, 11:16:14 AM
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: BoxerWB on January 22, 2010, 08:01:46 PM
Kat - Does anyone near you sell Zuke's training treats? They are awesome... something about the size of an M&M, no chewing required, good smell, and quality ingredients!
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: Sophia Sadeyes on January 22, 2010, 08:15:44 PM
 :2thumbsup: nicely done.

we use NB rolls. Strummer goes nutso over them. Sometimes chicken too.
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: Rubidawg on January 22, 2010, 08:35:45 PM
I had to stop using the NB rolls....they have wheat in them and gave Grady runny eyes - more than normal. Zukes was the same - can't remember, but I think they also had wheat in them too - same thing, really runny eyes and itching his face. We used boiled chicken. He would go nuts for it - well, he goes nuts for any food...but chicken and cheese were awesome for him. We also used the Plato salmon treats. They are totally stinky (REAL stinky) but he worked his butt of for em. I'd cut em into smaller bite size. The bag would be sitting on the dining table and Rubi would crawl her way up there, grab the bag and her and Grady would have a feast if we didn't catch em. LOL

So glad Aggie is doing well! It's so much fun! I can't wait to get back into it.
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: Missy/Precious mom on January 22, 2010, 09:44:09 PM
Glad Aggie is having so much fun.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: BoxerWB on January 22, 2010, 09:49:24 PM
Dawn:  The Zukes I use is made with rice and barley.. I use the "Mini Naturals" line. 

Salmon Flavor:  Salmon, Ground Rice, Ground Barley, Malted Barley, gelatin, vegetable glycerin, tapioca, brewer's yeast, natural flavors, fish oil, lectithin, salt, phosphoric acid (as natural acidifier), sorbic acid (as preservative), mixed tocopherals, ascorbic acid (vitamin C)

If I had to guess, it might be the barley that's bugging Grady? Seems to be not as well tolerated as rice.
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: fairview Boxers on January 22, 2010, 10:18:56 PM
I have never seen "Zuke" treats... They LOVE the meat brownies... we will see Monday how they hold her attention!  The liver treats are great, I just break them in halvies... but the crunchies were a pain!
THanks everyone..
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: BoxerWB on January 23, 2010, 08:38:24 AM
They are good if you don't have time to do homemade stuff and come in the perfect size for training.  They are semi-moist - moist enough to be smelly, but still hold shape.

http://zukes.com/woof/mini-naturals.html
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: fairview Boxers on January 23, 2010, 11:59:57 AM
I think I did use those once, cause I still have a small amount in a ziploc, they were perfect for quick goods...  I will have to get more!
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: Rubidawg on January 23, 2010, 02:49:37 PM
Yeh, I think that was it Julia - we always buy the Salmon minis. I knew they had something in them, but wasn't sure that it was wheat. He can tolerate them as a light treat every now and then at home....but when given in classes, he seemed to have those issues pop up. He loved em, Rubi LOVES em, still a good option. We just gotta be carefull with the treats we give.
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: fairview Boxers on January 26, 2010, 11:41:59 AM
We had to miss last night, due to Corky's surgery.  I could have scheduled it a different day,but I didn't want to wait, I want to know ASAP the results..... 
SO, we are going to keep working on our stays, because that is where she needs her most work right now!
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: fairview Boxers on February 02, 2010, 07:47:09 AM
Class was GREAT last night, that was the most fun I have had in a dog class EVER.... Last week began jumps, so we went early to learn what we missed.. Ms. Aggie is a NATURAL... We started doing very small sequences... Jump, get her to the here position and table, and I would do the table different, a sit, a down, or a stand.    Then I went to "touch board" (not exactly remembering what this is really called right now), and then over a jump, then to the wobble board.  She did NOT like the wobble boards at first, but by the end of class was putting ALL four feet on and looking for me.  We are having a blast, I wish it were warmer so that I could practice more outside with what I do have at home...  Next term I may take two classes, LOL... Do you think that is TOO much?
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: Bruins_Boxer on February 02, 2010, 09:15:53 AM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

two classes on different days should be fine . That is what I did with Titan . I know when I tried 2 classes back to back he would loose interest before the second class was done.
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: RocketBoxer on February 02, 2010, 10:01:07 AM
Glad to hear you are having fun  :thumbsup:

Taking 2 classes on 2 different days should not be too much at all. The more practise you can get in the better.
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: fairview Boxers on February 02, 2010, 10:47:42 AM
With as much fun as I had last night, I would like to do agility all this year with her... It was great, I honestly have never had so much fun!
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: Bruins_Boxer on February 02, 2010, 10:50:06 AM
I had wanted to try agility but was afraid I would look like a fool .  :mad:
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: fairview Boxers on February 02, 2010, 10:54:03 AM
I look like a fool regardless until I get comfortable, but Aggie isn't a conformation guru ::)  but, I wanted to do something with her, and I also like how active Agility is.  It makes me feel like I am exercising, LOL :laugh4:
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: fairview Boxers on February 24, 2010, 08:02:52 AM
WELL, our class is finished.  There is actually one more makeup, but I have to be in MD Monday so I can't make it, it is just a fun evening of playing on the "stuff"...  Aggie is able to be completely off leash now during class.  I just have her tab on her (which I need if someone goes through the tunnel), she LOVES the tunnel!  But, her focus at the end of class was incredible, and she was tuckered out! 
I cannot wait for the next series, I am pretty sure I am going to take two courses next series!!!!  :)  She and I BOTH really enjoyed agility, more than anything I have ever done in dog sports!
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: whitepupzoe on February 24, 2010, 08:09:57 AM
That's great! I'm glad you both enjoyed it so much!  :2thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: Bruins_Boxer on February 24, 2010, 09:52:03 AM
 :partybanana: good news. Glad you both had fun .
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: Samsons Mom on February 24, 2010, 10:50:05 AM
With as much fun as I had last night, I would like to do agility all this year with her... It was great, I honestly have never had so much fun!

Thats how I feel! We are going into our third session, but its getting hot so we will probably have half a class after the 3rd one(3 weeks instead of 6) then we have to take summertime off :( but ill probably invent in some weave polls and a tunnel, and maybe build my own jumps.

Glad you guys are having a blast! :boing:
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: Soleil on February 24, 2010, 10:50:51 AM
GREAT!  sounds like fun!!   :boing:
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: fairview Boxers on February 26, 2010, 03:46:04 PM
Fundamentals of Agility will be the next class we take...  I already am itching to try out my little yard set of weave poles and the jump... Aggie and the puppies LOVE the tunnel, LOL...
Title: Re: Aggie and Agility
Post by: Samsons Mom on February 26, 2010, 11:29:36 PM
I just bought some right now! I got a set of 12 stick in the ground ones(just have to buy the PVC pipes)

http://cgi.ebay.com/DO-IT-YOURSELF-WEAVE-POLE-KIT-DOG-AGILITY-EQUIPMENT_W0QQitemZ390154098514QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5ad6ff1752