Teeny in Agility Class

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  1. SisMorphine

    SisMorphine Your Mom

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    So I employed one of my good friends, Miss Jessica, to come take pics of Teeny during agility class. She took most of them with her camera and when she ran out of film grabbed mine. So here are a couple that she took with my camera:

    Teeny saying: Hey mom, can we please start playing agility?
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    Hey, wait, why is Auntie Jessica holding that flashy thing?
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    Jumptastic!
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    *more*
     
  2. SisMorphine

    SisMorphine Your Mom

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    Tunneltastic!
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    And a vid . . . PLEASE keep in mind this is a green dog and green handler. How embarrassing :eek:
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    And a close-up of Teeny 'cause she's sex-ay.
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    *done*
     
  3. Phoenixangelwyngs

    Phoenixangelwyngs Zookeeper Extraordinaire!

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    She's beautiful!
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Great job jumping Teeny!
     
  5. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    Nice job!! Are you training running contacts? Or are you just running?

    If you are training running contacts I would love to hear the method that is being taught!
     
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    SisMorphine Your Mom

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    I haven't heard the term "running contacts." Is that when they just keep running vs. stopping and waiting on the contact?
     
  7. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    Well just running is likely going to get you into trouble if you want to compete. Esp if you have a fast or exhuberant dog.

    Dekka has a 2o/2o contact style- probably the most common. Kaiden I just ran with him (never took lessons at that point and didn't know any different)

    You can see Dekka's contacts here on the teeter and frame: YouTube - Dekka agility JRT

    There are people teaching running contacts... very few people and I would love to hear from people who are doing it (often sounds complicated) and how well it holds up in trials on different equipment and such.
     
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    SisMorphine Your Mom

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    We started a two on, two off, when we first started agility. My friend and I have talked about how as Teeny gets faster it will liked become a problem with her not stopping on the contacts.

    Frankly at this time I have 30 minutes a week in which to train and I need to title her in lower levels ASAP, so I haven't really focused on contacts. When I have more access to equipment (which should be in the next month) then we'll start 2 on 2 off again.
     
  9. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    Just a warning... you are likely better of to train a running.. Its really hard to retrain a dog a behaviour that happens in the same context.

    I know of many people who just run to start trailing.. I am one of those people lol. They still have have contact issues. This is why I want to learn more about running contacts.. I want to try training Kaiden that way.
     
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    AgilityPup Agility freak!

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    Dekka, here's a video plylist on YouTube of a girl training running contacts. I haven't watched the videos, though.
    YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

    Very cute pictures!
     
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    SisMorphine Your Mom

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    Well if I slow down then she will do a 2 on 2 off, so I know she still has it (our base training was with Carolyn Barney, so we have A LOT of contact and floor work under our belts). I really had no clue that there was such thing as a running contact, I just thought I was being lazy :rofl1:

    I'll have to do some more research into it. Frankly I would prefer a running contact as A) I am too impatient for the 2 on 2 off and B) Teeny gets easily distracted so keeping her focused and moving makes agility much easier.
     
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    Guilty! Actually, Meg was just so slow early on, I figured I'd never have to train contacts. We literally spent probably 20 minutes a day (spread out throughout the day), 5 or six days a week for almost all of the last winter re-training her 2on/2off. No trials or anything. They've become fantastic, but it was a serious pain. My next dog will be trained stopped contacts (I'm a control freak; running would never work for me) from the beginning.

    We do have a small dog in our class (Cavalier) who has trained running. He is FAST for a little guy, and the contacts have held up very well in competition. I think they basically modified the techniques shown on the LoLaBu site.

    Anyway, the pictures are fantastic! Teeny is very adorable:).
     
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    Stunning pics!
     
  14. Renee750il

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    THANK YOU! I love the Teeny :D

    Oh . . . and now I know where Teeny gets her voice ;) I think it's adorable.
     
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    Sis - Teeny looks AMAZING. OMG. What are you doing with her as far as exercise goes? I need to copy you. :p
     
  16. SisMorphine

    SisMorphine Your Mom

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    Thanks everyone!!

    Listen, lady, that's not my real voice. That's just my dog voice ;)

    Daycare 8 hours a day, 5 days a week ;)

    Granted half of that time is spent with her either pacing or pogo-ing in front of the door because she would rather be out in the office with me instead of in the playrooms!
     
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    Oh. Yah. Right. ;)
     
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    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    Ha ha. I recognize your trainer :p
     
  19. SisMorphine

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    At 6 feet tall I figure she's pretty easy to recognize. LOL!!
     
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    Yay! Teeny pics! :D
     

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