Agility

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I LOVE AGILITY!!!! It’s just the best. I get to climb, jump, run, go through tunnels and at the end I get rewarded with best candy and play tug of war with Veronica!!  What’s not to like???

We all meet up at Corinne’s with the gang. I like everyone…

…nearly…Veronica thinks honesty is very important, so I should probably admit that there are perhaps a few, like little Leon, and the new guy, and one or two others that I like just a bit less…

Anyway, Let’s stick to what’s important here!!

I love agility!

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June is of course our number one, she wins the speed competition without any doubt!! Told you, agility rocket! She’s a real agility champion! (I do admire her style and speed, wish I could be that elegant)

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My friend Inook can jump super high, he’s so tall. He obeys well, apart from the occasional private initiative. He’s an original Beauceron with imagination.

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Gibbs is a Brittany Spaniel, a nice guy. He’s fast and sometimes a little wild, he just feels the urge for a freedom run around the agility field. No harm with that. Mostly he’s real talented.

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Little Leon and Nell, a Border Collie. She’s adorable and a little shy. I know I was supposed to make an effort, with little Leon, but listen to this: every now and then he escapes the “Agility route” to say hello to all the dogs. I mean this is no party time!!!

Nell is way more disciplined, she is quite the champion.

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There he goes again…I really feel like growling right now… can’t he get back on track!! We’re all waiting for our turn here!!

Unfortunately Veronica spots me and immediately…..

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…tells me to go behind her back. It’s ok, I know the rules, at least I get rewarded for keeping my zen attitude!

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Mostly we chill until it’s our turn. Veronica likes to keep a bit of a distance, in case I get a little irritated. Well any one would be, seeing these undisciplined dogs run all over the place…

What Veronica doesn’t know is that I secretly want to join them, don’t know if I want to play or give them a piece of my mind….can’t decide!

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Time for my turn, first a little stretching, a warming up session.

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Then Veronica tells me I need to concentrate, to remember I’m doing agility, not on a simple walk in the forest. Pfff I’m not like some others, I know what I have to do, has she no faith???

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Well  there was this incident, some time ago, in the collapsed tunnel…not my fault…in the middle there was this VERY strong smell. I got sort of caught up and didn’t come out.

Veronica had to go and lift the plastic end, finally after a very long negotiation I agreed to come out. She seemed a little upset? Why??  Everyone else was laughing … why not her???

To my absolute defense there had been an empty mouse nest there!! You see.. nobody understands me!!

What I really don’t get is that the others didn’t seem interested, at all!! Just ran through. Not even the Brittany spaniels, or little Leon. What’s the matter with them??

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And then of course the dog walk episode…I got a little distracted. Once on top, I have this mega view, and there were some joggers with dogs. I stopped, wondering what they were up to?  I got kind of absorbed…why are they all running?? Are they in a hurry to join us??

Finally I heard Veronica’s voice “Hey Felicia!”,”We’re doing agility now! Focus please”!

Mostly, nearly all the time, I concentrate and run really fast, well not rocket June fast, but Boxer fast!!

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Once coming down it’s very important not to jump over the white part. FYI I did NOT jump over, I touched it, just looked like that because of my speed!

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The slalom is the most difficult obstacle. Veronica wants to increase my speed, she even bought a salom for our yard, we practice at home, that’s fun.

She has a friend who has a slalom in her living room!! Now that’s cool!!! Her Briards are agility champions, with medals.

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The Seesaw is a bit tricky, the thing is you need to find just the right spot to make it tilt. I’m great at that!  Should I perhaps get a medal?

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Our jumps are not high, as nobody’s competing at the moment, Corinne keeps them low to manage our hips and backs.

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I love the tire, especially today, it’s the last obstacle on this tour and I get to play…

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…tug of war with Veronica. Really play and pull and play…

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…big time. Then she says finish, and I stop. I have special agility toys, a little selection so I don’t get bored. They’re NOT to be used at home!

I did “find” one the other day, the new one Veronica’s friend VT gave me. I hid under the table, somehow she saw me  (I don’t understand how, I was UNDER the table) and that was the end of it!

Her fault, leaving the toy in the hall… in the cupboard…on a shelf. Anyone can reach the first level…jumping up, she ought to know that.

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After several tours, time to go home, I get some more goodies, yes I deserve rewards. These are a gift, from FE they’re the same as Inook!!

Veronica was happy, “You did very well Felicia”, yes I did!  I’m actually quite proud of myself today.

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For a whole hour, I can go wild and crazy… in an orderly way.

I LOVE AGILITY!

 

Special thanks to my son NC for the beautiful pictures on this Agility episode

 

For more reading:

https://boxerfeliciasworld.com/2016/09/06/corinne/

https://boxerfeliciasworld.com/2016/12/21/thursday-big-dog-training/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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