I feel I must explain yesterday's photos.
Please don't think I dress my dogs in raincoats every time it rains.
I only do so when it is DOWNPOURING and I know they have to GO. And I mean, they've been holding it for 8 hours.
Last night at agility class, I had my first official agility fall. Yes, I've had a few in my backyard, but this was my first one in public.
Oreo and I were at the end of a sequence involving back to back serpentines. I was trying to turn to pull Oreo through a couple jumps to send him on to the weave poles, when I felt myself start to waiver.
"Oh, I'm going down.....I can catch myself.....no I can't....I'm going down...."
Crash. At least I didn't land on my face or any equipment. I got up, sent Oreo to the weaves, and he seemed completely unfazed by the entire incident. Huh. Some teammate.
I'm fine. No physical injuries, but no one was calling my moves "ballerina-like" after that run.
Overall Oreo had a great class. My teacher had set up a course with 6? jumps in a huge circle. We did serpentines and 270's. Each sequence started with a tunnel. I must say, Oreo's drop n' go was super. He really charged into the tunnel.
Oreo did one fly by on the first A-Frame. I think it was stress. It was teeter, tunnel, A-Frame. The teeter was facing the people, then he entered the tunnel heading toward the people. I think he got stressed, and just came toward me, rather than doing the A-Frame.
I brought him back to the teeter, and put myself on the opposite side of the tunnel exit to block the view of the people when he came out. It worked, and he did the A-Frame just fine the rest of the night, no matter what side I was on.
Other than that, Oreo was speedy and really fun to run with.
Misty played escape artist again. I know I said I was going to put the cover on the pen, but I didn't. She's such a goofball.