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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Bosley Gets To Play

Last night was our last agility class at the barn before we move back to training outside.  Since Maggie is still resting her sore muscles, I brought Bosley out to play agility.  I wasn't sure what to expect from him because it has been a couple of months since he has done anything agility-like and he has not been on full sized equipment since the fall.  He did really well.  He was very excited to be there and tried really hard.  He loves the tunnel and only avoided a couple of jumps.  The best of all - he got to go up the A-frame.  This was by far his favorite.  He even stopped at the bottom to get his cookie.  I am really looking forward to getting him out at agility class this spring.  He is finally maturing a little bit, in both body and brain, so I think agility with him will be really fun.  I just need to remember that he needs me to be right beside him going over obstacles and that he needs lots of encouragement and reward.  I have got so used to Maggie knowing the cues and her job, that it seems strange to go back to the beginning again.


  1. Way to go, Bos. Tell your mom that my mom runs 3 dogs, and each of us are different. But, it is a lot of fun. Whenever you get a new behavior (the exact behavior) to what you have been training it is a party time!

    We hope Maggie is feeling better.

  2. Bosley did awesome! I think that he will really get into it this year....Now we just have to teach him the dreaded dog walk....
    (insert scary music here)

  3. That's goo to hear! I know Bosley will do as good as Maggie some day. Just need time, effort & consistency. Yeah, my mommy feels weird too going back to basics again. Infact, she's annoyed about it but what to do?! Heehee!

    Love licks,
    Solid Gold Dancer