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Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Mischief - Agility Training

I read lots of blogs with dogs that do agility training and I'm just amazed at how good these dogs are on these courses. Running through tunnels, jumping through hoops, tipping the teeter-totters and jumping hurdles.  Big dogs, small dogs, you name it there are some pretty athletic dogs out there.  Then I look down at Fred and realize..........he's not one of these dogs and never will be.


"What??"

Saturday we took the dogs for their usual walk which involves walking around our neighborhood high school.  When we came to the spot where we walk through the parking lot we found they had blocked off part of it from vehicles.  Both Fred and Gloria just stared at these curbs, like WTF?  When your only 6 inches off the ground this can be considered an obstacle.  Immediately I thought, "hurdle!".


And so, their agility training began.

Freddie went first.


He got a little sidetracked by the paper coffee cup on the ground, but he did it!

Then it was Glorias turn.


She didn't even break a sweat!
There was a taller curb over to the side so I thought we'd give that a try.  Tension was high.  Freddie went first again.


Yes, YES!  He's made it!!
Did you see that!  He almost did a full jump!

We held our breath as Gloria took a little more coaxing for this one.


She's done it!
I was just so proud of my babies!  We then had to head straight home to get them some much needed rest and refreshments.


They were both pretty pooped.


Now I know it was one small step (literally) in agility training, but at least it's a start.  This week I will be attempting to get them climb over each one twice! Keep your fingers crossed!!


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45 comments:

  1. Good job Freddie and Gloria. One small step for big dogs, one major accomplishment for bassets.

    Gloria, you have the prettiest eyes in that photo.

    Belated Happy Mother's Day to you, BM!

    Huggies and Cheese,

    Haopee

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  2. I think you're amazing Guys! My agility goes no further than jumping on & off the couch.... Deccy x

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  3. Great start Fred and Gloria - we love jumping whenever we can. Hoping the sun comes out soon and we can get our agility set out...then again snoozing is pretty good too - you don't want to overdo it :-) woofs and licks from Magic xx

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  4. He is an agility star, great! I once took Bob to into agility and he turned around and ran away from the hoop they were supposted to walk through

    urban hounds

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  5. That was amazing! You are both so athletic! Good job!

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  6. LOL they did a great job and before you know it they will be tackling the teeter-totter. :)

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  7. Once again you start my day with a giggle....I bet if you tell Freddie that treats are involved while doing agility he'll be much more excited!! Thanks for the monday morning chuckle!!

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  8. This post has to go in your "Best Posts" Hall-of-Fame. I am laughing outloud at these two sweeties' exploits. They did good.

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  9. Wow, what a great start to your agility careers! I think you did very well for your first time out. I'm sure it's exhausting, so a treat and a nap are definitely in order. BOL Great form!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  10. You two will become agility stars in no time!!! Way to go, Fred and Gloria!

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  11. LOL! I think they are both naturals! One small step is all it takes to get them hooked:)

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  12. Roooo I want to see them jump through a tyre next! *Waggy tail*

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  13. Rooo I want to see them jump through tyre next! *Waggy tail*

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  14. BOL!! I am worn out just watching y'all jump over those huge hurdles! Way to go, I think that your mom should have gave you a medal to hang around you neck for all that achievement!!

    ~Higgins

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  15. Hahahaha that's great! Fred and Gloria are so athletic :)

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  16. That's pretty funny. I have the opposites in Roxy and Torrey. Torrey would be the best agility dog anywhere. She leaps, bounds, hurdles everything when we go hiking. Roxy, stops and waits to be picked up.

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  17. That was fantastic! Next thing you know they will be climbing ladders. But Gloria and Fred remember to pace yourselves.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  18. Haha - you guys are funny!!

    I'm super impressed Freddie that you took the lead - you showed Gloria what you're made of and she felt compelled to compete!!

    Keep up the good work and I'm sure you'll be getting some of those ribbons before you know it!! :)

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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  19. Good job Fred and Gloria!! I haven't even attempted agility with Zoe yet, though I have been thinking about it a lot lately.

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  20. LOL! Look out championships - they'll be there in no time! :)

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  21. LOL Thanks for a big morning chuckle! Daisy loves jumping, running, etc, but I'm more like Fred and Gloria LOL! Love the pics!

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  22. BOL good luck!
    Dachshund Nola

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  23. lol, they are just the cutest!

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  24. That made us all cry with laughing. Their little faces - bless them so much.

    They looked so pooped after all their exertions.

    Love and licks, Winnie

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  25. hahaha go Fred and Gloria! What a workout! ;)

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  26. Being DACHSHUNDS.... Ernie and I can say (with complete authority)... BRAVO WELL DONE WAY TO GO CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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  27. Agility uses up a lot of energy!

    We haven't done agility training with Elka because of how small our back fence is. We don't want to encourage her to take on obstacles until we have something a bit taller!

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  28. you are sooo funny! When I first saw the headline to this I was thinking "Basset Hounds doing agility training????"

    You kill me!!!! lol...loved this!

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  29. Fred. Gloria. You both deserve a big fat steak for that hard workout! You got a lot more exercide than I do in a whole day :)

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  30. Hahaha! BRAVO YOU TWO! You both did so well! I bet you'll nap for days after that work out! ;]

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  31. You both did so well! Keep on jumping and there's no telling what you can do!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  32. Very impressive! Between you and me, I am not much into the whole agility thing either.

    Your pal, Pip

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  33. Yes, I am very impressed!! I hope my peep doesnt get any ideas like that bol

    wags
    Jazzi

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  34. Bwahaha! Love Freddie's jump! and Bassets do do agility, Freddie...your mom may be onto something.

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  35. WooohOoo! Way da Go Fred & Gloria! That's some work out! We're rooting for ya on your next agility challenge =D

    Love,

    Popcorn :)

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  36. Hey Fred, Hey Gloria, Jet here. Hi Miss Janet.

    Most impressive Bassets! Miss Janet, the Olympics are just around the corner. I know Fred and Gloria would represent our country well. Hey, wait a minute... you guys are in Canada, right? Darn, well... I, Jetty, the Gentleman am nothing if not a good sport... We would root for our Canadian pals with all we've got!

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  37. Way to go you guys!!!! See we knew you could do it! Loved the paper cup distraction from Fred!!!! Looks like mama was doing some mischief on you two. Happy Monday!

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  38. Yay Fred and Gloria! You two are definitely agility hounds!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  39. Hi Y'all!

    BOL! You can use the climb onto the couch for training...oh, and don't forget, you can use the hassock for a table for a sit stay or a stand stay.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  40. They'll be masters in no time! (we feel for you - short leg group)

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  41. Great job on that agility training! Stetson has a similar aversion to agility. Most of the Labs I've had have been fairly athletic...not Stetson. He's always looked clumsy and proved it when he took a nose dive trying to run up a short flight of stairs. Poor guy!

    Happy Monday!
    Colby

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  42. Nice work Fred and Gloria!
    Bella and DiDi

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  43. Fred and Gloria, we are so proud of you. We have NEVER tried agility. Wowza, we are impressed. It does look exhausting though. Good luck with the next time. See ya mates. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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  44. Too funny! Fred and Gloria (and you) always make my day better!

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  45. Great post! I have to admit, I think I have only seen one Bassett, once, at all the many agility trials I have attended....just not their cup of tea. Jimmy and Wilson have the same short legs, and are pretty heavy for their jump height, but still weigh a good bit less than a Bassett!

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