Tonight I had a puppy agility foundation class (did I say that right?). I have been having alot of fun at these classes. But it has been a big learning curve for me. Training in agility has changed alot since I first got into dog stuff. In fact it is all new to me. I am really enjoying the way it is taught now. I find that it teaches much more then just agility. Within agility are skills and controls that the dog learns that cross over to everyday life.
I’m pretty sure agility is a bigger learning curve for me then for the dog. I’ve had to learn to check my frustration at the door and learn to be patient. Well I think that I will always be learning that one.
Sometimes when I am trying to teach a skill I wonder if Davin is understanding what I want, am I being clear or just confusing him. What is my body language telling him? This is where I am thankful for my instructors. They certainly will tell me!
And of course here is the handling of the leash, a clicker, treats and maybe a toy or two. I just wonder when my two left feet and three right hands will finally co-ordinate!
Thanks Amanda for the photos!