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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Agility Star!

We've entered Monty in a basic agility class.  This is our second class (sorry the picture is so blurry - it was dark by the time class started), and despite our worries, Monty is doing fine!

Monty and Mom having a serious discussion...

What were our worries?  Well, Monty is not food oriented and toys can be very distracting to him.  In fact, the only thing that motivates Monty is Monty!  As long as I make it seem like it was his idea all along, he does great!

38 comments:

  1. Awww looks like fun, mine are so not interested in agility *sigh*

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  2. We would love to try this some day. Have fun Monty!

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  3. That's great! Can;t wait to see how it comes along.

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  4. As long as he is having that, that is all that matters.

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  5. So where is this class? I want to find out more!!!

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  6. They do look very deep in discussion. Good luck with the class!

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  7. Agility looks like so much fun, Mom would love to do it with one of us, but her bones are too rickety for her to take a chance. We bet Mom and Monty do very well together.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  8. Ha ha ha! Monty sounds like Morgan! It looks like it was going pretty well for you, though. :)

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  9. Very cool! Monte knows what he likes! Monte's way or NO way, right?

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  10. It looks like Monty and your mom are totatally understanding each other!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

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  11. Hi Monty,
    Dave and I aren't food motivated at all either. Basically, if we think something's cool, we'll do it. Otherwise ... it's a no-go. Hope you enjoy agility! I think it could be a blast!
    Play bows,
    Zim
    PS: I'm not sure what that skid steer is doing in front of our house, but some guy stole part of our driveway today! I sure hope mom and dad know about this!

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  12. Agility is great fun! I am the only one (that we know) in the WDA who has any experience. Monty will be perfect because in the long run, it is only about your inner stride and rhythm...the clock, not so much for me.

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  13. Pawsome!

    I can't wait to start on Agility...

    I'm very food orientated :D

    xo
    Luna

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  14. Hey Monty, we have been out of touch for a while. It was great to come back and see you were working in agility.

    I bet you become the best ever agility dog.....If you want to.... cause like your humans said.

    It has to be your idea...

    More pictures of you in action would be great.

    bert

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  15. I like that sport too :)
    I like lots of praise and cheering...you know, like "way to go Doodle Bug"!
    I can jump and run up ramps and through tunnels all day long, if you say, "Way to go, Doodle Bug!"
    BOL,
    Wyatt

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  16. Atta boy Monty. Soon we'll be seeing you jumping through hoops and hurdles.

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  17. Good boy Monty! Listen to your mom. We will be checking your progress.

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

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  18. He actually looks very engaged!!! Hope it goes well for you all!!
    xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

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  19. Oh boy! Have FUN. Agility is so addicting. :)

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  20. I tried Rally! I even competed once. I qualified and even got the blue ribbon (I was the only dog in the class). Mommy says this is not really my thing though. She wants to try Freestyle with me soon. Good luck Monty!

    Puppy Kisses,
    Tanner

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  21. I bet that Monty loves agility just because it's FUN!

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  22. Not food motivated? Wow Monty - you are my role model :) Good job with your agilities!

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  23. My not very food motivated dog really liked Cesar dog food...the soft stinky kind. An agility trainer introduced me to it, and it worked. I used a clear plastic tube from a camping supply store and dispensed it to from that. Good luck with agility. It's a lot of fun!

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  24. Love that picture of the two of you! Agility looks like so much fun....Holly could probably try it without problems but I would never make it. I love watching others do it though. Have lots of fun Monty! Love, Debbie & Holly

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  25. I support Livestrong and wear Lance yellow on Mondays, Wed., and Thursdays at aerobic classes. Over $80 mil. has been donated to cancer research through this charity.
    G/Paw

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  26. Good luck to you and Monty. I am sure you are going to enjoy it immensely.
    Sending lotsaluv
    MAXMOM IN SA

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  27. Good luck to you and Monty. I am sure you are going to enjoy it immensely.
    Sending lotsaluv
    MAXMOM IN SA

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  28. Agility is chasing cats, right?

    Pippa

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  30. Ha! Being a bit narcissistic eh Monty? Atta Boy! ;) Luv the light in the photo of you and your Mom! Bone chance in the classes. I think agility would be such fun! :D

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  31. well done Monty!!!! We're proud of youuuuuu!!!
    We know you're a very very good doggie!!!!
    Ehyyyyyyyyyyyyy...a message for Sam from Maya!!!
    I'm hearing your voice...here.....all around me....I'm sooooooooooo happy you didn't forget me!! I missed you soooo much!!! Would love hug you!!! And............ :-))) I send you sweet licks my handsome boy!!! LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!

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  32. Well done Monty! Looking forward to hear how things progress.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thuglets

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  33. Be cool in school Monty! :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

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  34. great pictures. my two love agility too although don't get to do it as much as I'd like. your dog looks so cute

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