The life and times of an English Airedale Terrier puppy

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Agility 7th July 2007

Hello, hope you are having a lovely weekend. I can hardly believe it but it has actually stopped raining here! Yes, we had a whole day with no rain yesterday for the first time in weeks. Mum even risked hanging some washing out, amazing! This morning is quite bright so far too. Once my breakfast has gone down and I have done my round of the blogs, we are off out for a nice walkie!

So yesterday was my 5th agility class. I think I am starting to get more focused now that I am familiar with all the equipment. I am really enjoying it and hope that mum can find me a place at a proper club sometime soon. This class is just a fun class (good job sometimes the way we can all carry on!), but is good for getting used to the equipment.

Here's my first run from yesterday. I still like to try and clamber on the dog walk part way up the ramp. Dad said it's mums fault as she doesn't being me round so I'm at the start of the ramp. Nice to know it's mum being a doofus, not me!

And here's my second attempt. There's not much difference in the two, but I come off the end of the ramp a bit better in this one. Mum has realised that I go a lot better if she doesn't use a treat apart from on the weaves where I still need a bit of help remembering what I have to do. When she was using a treat near the tunnels, I wasn't wanting to go through as I was too distracted by the power of the cheese. That's why you can see her getting a biscuit out of her pocket as I come out of the second tunnel.

If you compare it to the video below taken in my first class, you can see how I am more confident on the equipment, especially the dog walk. Mum says that's because I am becoming a lot more aware that I have back legs as well as front ones. What?! Of course I know I have back legs, otherwise I'd be scooting around on my fuzzy little bottom all day. Crazy lady!

As my agility class is run by the same people as my obedience, I had a go at the 2 minute stand from my Platinum. I had the urge to sit down about 1 minute 45 in, ah well!


Oscar x


Chilli the Dog said...

Wow!'re such a clever clever dog! I dont think I can ever master the things that you're doing. I get distracted by other dogs too easily.

You must be pretty smart to be able to ignore all those other dogs around you and just concentrate fully on your mummy's commands and the exercise! Mebbe you can teach me a trick or two :)



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Boo said...

good job oscar. you are getting better and better. maybe next time you can do it without treats from mom.

wet wet licks


Amber-Mae said...

Oh Oscar.... I can see the deference now from your yesterday's class & your 1st agility class. You've improved quite a bit! I'm very impressed with you... You're a fast learner. You're much more confident on the 'dog walk', jumping over hurdles & going through the 'closed tunnel'. I'm proud of ya! GREAT job!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie said...

Look at you go!!!! You're such a smart boy for being so young! Great job Oscar!

Love ya lots,

Reina said...

The tunnel looks so small for you! And you look really cute going up the ramp. I wonder if i will go wild just by seeing so many equipments :p

The Airechicks said...


We think you've got it down....YOu are doing great..when's the competition ???

We want to see your Mum do it now...

We like to action of the weave poles..

Anonymous said...

Wow Oscar.. I am very impressed by your skills at running the course. It is so hard to believe that this is your 5th class. What all do you and your mum do at home to practice in between the classes? There aren't any agility classes in my town, but mom says that it would be something that may be appealing to me.

Peanut said...

I want to do agility it looks like such fun.

Suki said...

That stuff looks so cool, Oscar. I'd be afraid to walk on that high're much braver than me!

Puggy kisses

Asta said...

are you going for the most accomplished doggie ever award or what????You are climbing ever higher hights with your abilities. BRAVO!!!
I haven't talked to you for a while, I miss you
smoochie kisses
pee ess.....I'm glad it stopped waining

Putter said...

Wowzers Oscar!

You are one smart boy!

I need to take page out of your book on this stuff for sure:)!

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

Joe Stains said...

Well, you did GREAT Oscar, I am very impressed. I think your Mom did great too!

T-man said...

Wow, that tall ramp looks scary. You were very brave to go all the way up to the top!

I'm sure you'll be dashing around that course yourself in no time. You're doing very well already :)


Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Bravo Oscah!!!!

Bussie Kissies

Rachael said...

You do luck much more confident Oscar! Great job!

Stand for two minutes for no good reason? Pish! I would have a hard time getting Moxie to agree to that one.

ToFFee said...

that's a vewy gweat twaining oscar!

I'm sure your um is proud of you!

that high ramp is scawie.. I'm sure will be frozen stiff if you put me on something that high!


Faya said...

Tu t'entraîne dur mon Oscar c'est bien. Ici je déprime à cause de la veux venir chez toi !!! Bisous, Faya

ROSSI said...

Hi Oscar.. its been long i haven't visit you.. so sorry... but wow!!.. u are such a clever dog! and PROUD of you!!..i can never master those agility task given.. cause am already famous as a dropped out school kid!...hahaha.. the trainer in my puppy obedience class actually kicked me off the class!!...Anyway.. am happy with it..cause i dun need to hear that word again.. heal.. sit... down..hahaha..

Golden Rossi

Balboa & Mommy said...

You did an awesome job Oscar~you're so smart. I bet it's difficult to concentrate, but you are soooo focused!

Frenchie Snorts

Momo :) said...

Hello and nice to meet you Oscar! I saw you on Boo's blog and made me come by your blog. I am very impressed by your performance!! I can't do anything like that! That's great.
I wonder if we can be friends. :) :) :)

Momo xoxo

Tadpole said...

Oscar - you ROCK!

Isabella said...

Oscar, you are doing a marvelous job with the agility! Before we know it, you are going to be a pro at it!
Big Wags,

Jake of Florida said...


You are really talented. I'd do OK with the "sit" and "down" but get kicked out at the first "heel." Oops -- doesn't seem to be in my genome, according to Mom.
And then that agility -- you are one cool AIR-DALE!!

Wiry licks to a terrier cousin!!


Chelsea said...

Oscar, your mom needs to put you in the doggy olympics! Surely you'd bring home the gold.


Jazz and Dixie said...

Hi Oscar,
Cool videos. We studied them very closely. Man you are good! I can do some of the things but only with treats and not as consistently as you did because there is always some interesting smell that attracts my beagley nose! Dixie can jump well but is afraid of most of those other things. We continued to be impressed by your agility and obedience skills. Keep up the great work.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Oscar.
Every day you impress me more and more. You did a great job there!
Have a good night

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Oscar,
Gosh, you are really such a smart BOY!! I'm glad I have such smart friends..(i hope that doesn't just add on to how stooopid i look.)

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Wow.. You are really good.

Boy n Baby

PreciOus said...

You did great, Oscar! You trying for the Platinum award soon?


Huskee Boy said...

Hi Oscar,
All I can say is that you are one samrt pup.. Totally impressed... Me? I cannot even stand still for 30sec.. (according to my mom but I think it's her fault, not mine!!)

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oscar, your performance is really impressive.

~ girl girl

Johann The Dog said...

Wow, you are really getting into this agility stuff. For your fifth lesson, you are doing just great!!!! Sometimes, Mum still can't get Gracie over a jump and she's been training nearly every week for a year! BOL! She's just a goofy girl....

Johann The Dog said...

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Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Oscar,
You're really learning well with that agility stuff. Mama thinks that would be so much fun to do. Can you send some rain our way?? It's still sooooo hot here with no rain in site. Our grass is even turning brown & there is no way we can water 4 1/2 acres of grass, hehehehe! Have fun at your next class!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Persephone & Buster said...

yo oscar!!! this here is the BUSTER....i finally got the 'puter away from the huumans. you have definitely improved in your agile walk walk.. my mom ms. blue loves agiity....and my sister persephone likes the tunnels lots.... i like the tunnels too but my humomm doesn't think i need to own them all... they don't like the aroma of eau de booooostere... what the matter w/these people?? a guys gotta do what a guys gotta do ya know. anyhow the humomm threatened to put a belt on me when she takes the agility stuff out to play...... you're great though i did like watching an agile aireedale

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