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Thread: Agility With a Retriever :-)

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    Default Agility With a Retriever :-)

    When you do agility with a retriever, you take your chances
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAfGHwd20Js
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    Very funny.
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    I am going to give it a try with one of my Labs. We shall see what happens

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    I have done some agility but have never seen that happen. Very funny. Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Lynn Metras View Post
    I have done some agility but have never seen that happen. Very funny. Thanks for sharing.
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    I don't care who your are, that funny
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    While the OP was her 2nd run of the day, she had practiced earlier in the day as well.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L7OXsrXRNY

    The first run was a simple "mark"
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    too funny!
    A lot of competition obedience is actually derived from field work (in theory). For those who aren't familiar, in Utility level there's an exercise called "directed jumping". You stand on one end of the ring, and there are 2 jumps (a bar jump, and a high jump) set up on the far right and far left, about halfway down the ring.
    The object is to send the dog to the opposite end of the ring, and, on your command, he is to turn and sit facing you and wait for instructions as to which jump to come back to you over. It's okay to give both a hand signal and a verbal command to tell the dog which jump he is to take.
    Normally I raise my hand on the side of the jump he is to take, and I say "jump it". No problem.
    One time we were showing in utility, and I had a total brain fart and instead raising one hand from my side and saying "jump it" I brought both hands to the center of my body, cast one straight out to the right, and said, "OVER". So he did what he was supposed to. He headed straight to the right, and looked all over the corner of the ring for what he was supposed to be retrieving. Couldn't find anything. Looked up at me in confusion, saw the jump between us, and you could just hear him thinking, "oh right lady, don't worry, I gotcha". Came back over the jump, and we qualified. The judge gave us a "PTOOYA" score. (pulled that one outta your ass).
    Of course, everyone thought my dog was just misbehaving. Except for one other person there who has a couple of MH dogs, and knew immediately what had happened!
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    One time while running a jumpers course in agility: The gentleman ahead of us apparently ran with his glasses on his head and they fell off during his run .. no one noticed.

    We were up next - while my dog was screaming over jump she spotted the glasses on the floor. She banked hard knocking a bar with her back foot. Gently picked up the glasses - SAT DOWN - delivered them to me and then we continued to run ... the judge gave us a re run b/c they were not our glasses We took 2nd place on our re run .... Retriever = first. jump "through hoops" fast = second ha ha ....
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    That's a Flat Coat thing! Definitely have seen it before...

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