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Lowering the bar

The obstacle course at Northfield

Sunday's obstacle course at Northfield

Sunday I helped run an agility fun match. I’ve done this a number of times, and this time also helped set up the course. Denise, the trainer at the facility, does a wonderful job with her training program, mostly all by herself, and I am more than happy to help her.

Daisy usually jumps at 20″ high (see this), and 40″ wide, but in her current delicate state, the bars were lowered to 16″ and shortened to 32″.

I doubt she will get to run any more agility until after the puppies come, mainly as my upcoming schedule is conflicting with our Tuesday night agility class, but ALSO, she has become extremely reserved. Calm. Content. Her usual drive and excitement has taken a vacation. So why break the peace?

Remember last  month I described our visit to the local library, and how she occasionally fidgets. Well, Saturday was this month’s visit, and she absolutely fell asleep while the kids switched every 10 minutes to read their books. So after this very mellow performance, what could I expect the following day at the match?

Anyone with a vizsla will understand why this is so significant.

May 6, 2009 - Posted by | Daisy, therapy dog

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