Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Anatomy of an Agility Run ...

Hi all!

Finally got some agility pics back, this one is from June. It's a Standard run and Mom messed up AGAIN, but what else is new.. we did qualify in something, must have been in Jumpers that day.

Getting set up at the start line. Mom always tells me to Sit and Stay -- why doesn't she just tell me the course and I'll go run it myself! I could do a better job..

Flying out of the tunnel -- gotta catch up with Mom or she'll beat me...

Hey can't we stop for a soda out of the machine? Mom?

La te da te da... wonder what's for supper tonight? Lots of air time over this jump..

What? You wanted me to do the weaves over there? Did I overshoot it??

Mom's applauding my weaving efforts -- she BETTER appreciate it!

And here's what I was zooming out of the weaves for!

Wow I can tell Mom's wanting me to turn left now ---

Aha -- over the triple jump and to the teeter --

Making sure I hit that yellow contact zone or the judge will give us a fault!

And it's a 'down' on the table. I can do either -- no prob, Mom!

And a dash to the dog walk -- it ought to be dog RUN, we're not supposed to walk it, really, or we're too slow!

Mom's real intent that I get IN that tunnel! Ok Ok I get it...

Hey where'd she go?

Well wouldn't you know she messed me up again -- should have called me as I was coming out of that chute -- so I'd know which way to turn. I ended up running a circle around the A-frame and THEN I found her at the tire jump. I wasn't in the right spot to jump it so I ran around a little and then threw myself through it! See what I have to deal with???

Well it wasn't pretty but we made it. Mom learned ANOTHER lesson. I hope she's writing this all down! I have more fun when she has her act together!

We had a good time last weekend, qualified in one Standard course like this one and another time in a Jumpers run (no stuff like the teeter or A-frame or dog walk) so Mom was happy. No, I was happy 'cause she didn't mess me up!!! Our next trials isn't 'til mid-August so I have a couple of weeks to rest up and stay cool. Josie and Emmy will join me then and we'll ALL have some fun. (MOM: And I get to run my legs off!)



Noah the Airedale said...

Wow you are the agility king Rudy.
D feels for your mum though...that looks like hard work hehe.


Johann The Dog said...

Great pics Rudy!!!! I know all about that 'where do you want me to go, Mum' stuff, BOL!!!! Hoomans are so hard to train!

Woofs, Johann

Gus said...

that looks like great fun. At least for you, maybe not so much for your mom. I think Muzzer might be too old to qualify


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo look soooooo furry handsome flying ovFUR it all!

I'm glad woo are keeping your mom in shape!


Patience-please said...

Wow, Rudy, you look fan-flying-tastic! Way to go!!!

wags from the whippets

Maggie and Mitch said...

You are so darn fast, Rudy! Your mom can barely keep up with you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

Watching you I get inspiwed,but I know I could nevew have youw pawfect fowm.I love it when you fly ovew those obstacles.
Get some good west . I know you'll all do wondewfully well
smoochie kissees

Martha Basset said...

Great pics!!! You can fly Rudy!
We could never do that but loved seeing you run like the wind and leap, twist and weave.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Dewey Dewster said...


I can see we sure do't need ta get involved inta agility.....Gram would neevr know where ta go so she could tell me....much too old....but then we have earthdog tests on the 15th and 16th of this month...I sure hope we do well.....

Oh yeah and maybe ya should help yer Mom a bit more in the memory department.....

Dewey Dewster here....

chemdmiller said...

Deer Rudy,

Thank ewe for your comment on my blog! I love yours. I am also studying to be an agility dog. So far we had 2 classes and they were indoors on the baby equipment. In September mom says we git to go outside on the big toys and git down and git dirty! I can't wait.

I'm amazed at yer photos--it looks like you are a real pro. I'm glad to see that other dogs like me can do it.

Woof woof
Wikky Ricky

Hailey said...

Hi Rudy! Wow! You are soooo smart with all those difficult moves and jumps!!!! Did that lady ever learn to do them???? BOL!!!! You're such a great teacher!!! I really enjoyed reading your posts!

Hugs & smooches xoxo