Lillie's first try on the teeter

Discussion in 'Obedience & Sports' started by JamieHalverson, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. JamieHalverson

    JamieHalverson Active Member

    We are a couple weeks into level 4 agility. Lillie has really picked it up and has so much fun! Our trainer said the teeter totter is one of the hardest things for most dogs, but Lillie had zero problems with it!

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  2. JamieHalverson

    JamieHalverson Active Member

    Well, let's try that again [video=youtube_share;VbWwCHpr9rk]http://youtu.be/VbWwCHpr9rk[/video]
     
  3. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    The problem Jiggers had with the teeter was that he would go too fast and would launch himself off the end before it came down. His fearlessness both amazed and terrified the trainers.

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  4. JamieHalverson

    JamieHalverson Active Member

    There's a little minnie aussie in class that is really fast and they work with her to slow down to make sure one paw hits the target on everything... I LOVE that Lillie is fearless, but she's not really fast, so I've never been too worried about her. Well, I do worry on the dog walk now that it's at full height, but she walks it looking straight ahead and with confidence. She really loves the A frame, the dog walk and now the teeter. She likes tunnels fine, jumps not as much. I wonder if she loves the "walking" stuff because I walked her over as many different things as I could find when she was a puppy and she got rewarded for it? I set boards up on blocks to walk across, had her walk over grates, on rocks, downed trees, whatever was around.

    Anyway, agility is really a lot of fun and it's been a great bonding activity for us.
     
  5. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    That aussie sounds exactly like Jiggers. Jiggers will turn around on the dog walk if I don't move forward fast enough. Combine that with the fact he goes full speed across it and it has caused him to fall off a couple of times. He also launched off the top of the American frame a couple of times. The trainers have never met a dog that loves the dangerous obstacles so much. Tunnels were hard for him to learn but the one he hates is the table, he will shake until he is released and allowed to keep moving.

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