One of the best things about bringing Sam to agility is that while we started training him late in life (he is 9 1/2!), having a job has brought out the puppy in him. He has more energy and less "stiff" mornings than he had before! I take it easy with him, and only let him practice a couple of times before calling it good. He usually lets me know when it is time to quit and as long as I listen to him, we've been having a lot of success!
|Sam waiting for his turn.|
|Wingless jump - this was my mistake! I got too close to this jump and Sam hopped over it to save us!|
Since Sam and I are new at this, we still need to learn a lot! I still "micro-manage" him and am trying to not crowd him as much! While it looks like I'm touching him in the weaves, I'm actually not - just pointing in front of him where to go.
|Weave, weave, weave...|
|...but he still knew he did well!|
|In between, we found time to play some catch too!|
Of course, the best part about it is how happy Sam is! He knows I'm happy and proud of him!