In agility there are some things that just are…
Agility is based on running, we run from one jump to the other, run through the tunnel, run up the A-Frame, run over the dog walk. There is a lot of running going on. But I wanted to share a couple of “runs” that I find the best part of agility.
Since I have to motivate Riley to run… we never had to worry about 2-on-2-off (to be discussed at a later date), and her ability to hit the contacts, we are all about running contacts! Running contacts are a training and competition method for contact obstacles in which the dog is urged (even required) to run straight down through the contact zone. There is no waiting at the bottom or end of a contact zone to be “released”!
This will be short-lived, as the next pup coming into our pack is going to have to learn 2-on-2-off… no running contacts for her!
This is by far my favorite thing about agility! I mean where else can your dog run naked? Ohhh okay, they can run naked at a dog park, but it’s better on an agility field! Basically to run naked means that your dog is not wearing a collar or leash.
So if this doesn’t get you out running with your dog, I don’t know what will! Have a great Tuesday!
We are continuing our journey in the 2015 A to Z Challenge!