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!
Dogs love to run, and it is great they have the chance to do this often.
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Earl Lover says
Earl runs with a lightweight collar on, however without any ID tags, as these are not allowed when in the competitive ring. Just in case I ever need to grab hold of him (another dog runs into the ring, etc). Yes, dogs have ran into other rings in the past. Luckily, not whilst Earl and I were running, but still… This collar also has the mobile photo number on, just in case he gets loose and lost at the competition.
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Golden Daily Scoop says
Looks like fun but mom doubts we’d ever be able to run naked!
Two French Bulldogs says
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