Mimi scared the bejeezus out of me today. Did AWESOME practicing. The dog walk was set low for the beginner agility class but she actually ran it (instead of trotting). Ran straight weaves well, only popped a time or two and is definitely getting speedier (once was definitely not her fault, the pole was set up leaning slightly the opposite way. She tried to get it but just kind of awkwardly stutter stepped).
Our last run, the sequence was tunnel, tire, jump, table. She came out of the tunnel, I sent her to the tire jump and I'm not sure how she read it because she jumped and hit the side of the tire where it anchors to the side of the frame. The whole thing toppled and the framework ended up on top of her. She pulled herself out of the tire mess and came to me. I made it happy, she jumped into my arms and I had her spin/turn a few times. She was happy. My friend set the tire back up, I made sure she wasn't lame (thank gawd) and asked her to go through again. She happily jumped through. NO fear. I'm floored. We ran the course one more time to end on a good note and finished by nailing the weaves again. I'm interested to see if she's spooky with the tire next practice, but really... how many dogs have equipment 'attack' them and aren't afraid of it after? I'm really surprised my little skinny dog could take it out that easily...