Agility in the rain?

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  1. Panzerotti

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    I'm glad you decided to go and ended up having a good day! Thanks for sharing the video and teaching Dahlia to have fun! :)
     
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    Congratulations! She seems like a super sweet dog, and there is nothing like seeing those restrained, cautious girls decide the game is fun and get their motor going :) I speak from experience!
     
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    Twice I have competed in trials when it was pouring rain and neither turned out that well. In the closing in Gamblers, Remmy slipped on the grass when he went for the jump and crashed into the jump and fell. Luckily he did not hurt himself and it was his last class so we were finished.

    The second time was Kiska's first ever Jumpers Class. When she tried to go through the chute (she is a very small dog) she had to try and try before she could push her way through. It took quite a while before I could get her back to running through the chute. Right after her class they did not use the chute again but that did not help her.
     
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    Here is Kiska trying to get through the chute.
     
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    Zoomies in the pouring rain. You can see him taking a tumble over the jump just before the weaves.
     
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    I have seen this before as well and I don't understand why they have to wait to switch out a chute to a tunnel or just remove it. Why wait until there is a problem when the solution is so easy. One place I trial, if it is raining hard, chute comes out, kudos to them.
     
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    Sorry that was the wrong video. This is the one I meant to post.
     
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    I agree. At this trial they just didn't put the chute out there at all, knowing it was calling for rain. The judge made the call to replace it as they were setting up the first course. It seemed like a smart idea!
     
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    Thank you! She's still a bit restrained but she's starting to relax more and more all the time. She's still pretty slow, but she's so much faster and less hesitant than she used to be. You can see her still checking in with me frequently, but every once in awhile she just goes for it without having to hesitate and look to make sure it's what I want (it happens on the A-Frame and again at the end). We're getting there, though there's a long way to go!
     

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