View Full Version : Phoebe at agility

brid kenny
30th August 2010, 06:23 PM
We had our first agility competition yesterday. She ran really well but We were eliminated in three out of our four rounds!!

Zoe bowie
30th August 2010, 07:00 PM
Well done Pheobe! You look like you did really well, better luck next time :)

30th August 2010, 07:27 PM
Great Job cl*p

team bella
30th August 2010, 08:37 PM
Pheobe did really well, and she looks like she enjoys agility cl*p

30th August 2010, 08:50 PM
That's brilliant,love her tail wagging all the time! :l*v:

30th August 2010, 09:45 PM
Well done to you both, looks like you both enjoy it cl*p

30th August 2010, 10:06 PM
Wow that's a long course! She really goes fast. :lol: What happened at the tunnel?She got very interested in something in there.:) Looks like it was a great day -- good performance.

Claire L
30th August 2010, 10:08 PM
cl*pWell done Phoebe and Bríd - that was wonderful to watch !! :biggrin:

brid kenny
30th August 2010, 10:37 PM
Don't know what happened Karlin at tunnel. Sometimes she won't do what she's supposed to do. She wasn't eliminated in the last round. Just two faults!! And just before hand we did 5 minutes of her sit stay etc. and it seemed to help a lot. Hope to go to Leitrim in 3 weeks. Only half an hour from home in Roscommon.

30th August 2010, 11:02 PM
I know, sometimes you can do all sorts of perfect practice runs and then when you're actually doing the competitive run something just distracts them! She looks really great going round and round and is enjoying herself so much–I love seeing dogs really having fun at agility (not to mention the owners!).

heather r
31st August 2010, 08:27 PM
Wonderful job for both of youcl*p I really admire your aptitude for getting Phoebe into agility! Good luck on your next try!


1st September 2010, 11:17 AM
Well done to you both! I think I'd be the one eliminated for forgetting which way to go around the course :roll: I don't have a good sense of direction at the best of times.

1st September 2010, 01:54 PM
Don't know what happened Karlin at tunnel. Sometimes she won't do what she's supposed to do.

That was a great video - Phoebe really looked like she was enjoying herself. cl*pcl*p

I've done a few agility comps with Maddie and Pippin, and I have different problems with them - they both can go off on major sniffs, which can involve us getting eliminated for wrong course (going under jumps to follow the scent - Pippin) or 3 refusals (shooting past both tunnels and the weaves after a scent - Maddie)

The dogs really enjoy it, but they are so very different. Maddie is the better dog in training, but she is not that confident away from home, this is improving with each competition. Pippin is a really laid back guy who can plod around in training, but in competition his adrenaline is pumping and he sets off so fast with a loud "woof" and we often go wrong because I haven't been able to practice running with him this excited.

Still, it's good fun and good exercise for all of us. The dogs tails are like your Phoebes, never stop wagging.

Good luck with your next competition


1st September 2010, 11:36 PM
Well done!!! you did really well ;) i was petrified at my first agility show, but you looked like you held it together and Phoebe looks like she LOVES agility!!! :grin: