Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday Night, Living Room Agility

It has been a cold/wet week and weekend here on the North Texas prairie, and the pit bulls are becoming feisty. Hanging around inside with nothing much to do is OK for awhile, but they can only take so much. Tonight we set up the "agility course". The course consists of two chairs + one mop handle = wing jump, one ottoman = pause table, and one play tunnel = tunnel (duh!).

Gus taking a jump. Good job Gusser!

Gracie coming out of the tunnel. Trickier than it looks. Her right leg frequently catches the tunnel edge during entry.

Still the girl can move!

Gracie taking a jump. She can jump about eight inches without knocking the bar.

Notice how well the left leg can be pulled up to jump. The right leg, not so much...

Silly Gus chillin' in the tunnel. By the way two 50 pound dogs can not fit into this tunnel side by side - doesn't stop them from trying however.

Bill coming out of the tunnel. Tight turn, wonder where he is going?

Bill pausing on the table. He likes this obstacle (alot!)

Bill jumping the same height that Gracie does. Look at how high he gets. Go little dog! Go!

Sometimes Mr Bill cheats and runs on the outside of the tunnel instead of the inside of the tunnel. No reward for you this time, Mr. Bill!

And that is Saturday night, living room agility (S.N.L.R.A.)

One more thing. Perhaps we could incorporate this red bike into S.N.L.R.A. It could be similar to the tire jump. The dogs would leap through the opening in the bike frame. What about it, honey, want to donate your new toy to the cause??

Monday, January 25, 2010

A Short Update

Our family computer crashed several weeks ago. That is the main reason this blog has been neglected. I can use Chris's laptop, but it is not convenient. Hopefully we will get a new computer soon and the neglect will end. The dogs are doing well. Gracie is up walking and running. She can run as fast as Gus, which is slow for her since she once was "wicked" fast and could basically run circles around him. Her gait while functional is not pretty. The back right leg tends to swing out in a peculiar way and she sits funny. But she is a very happy girl, and that is the main thing.

Just Chilling

Agility Bill

Bill is finishing up the foundation/level one agility class. He is very enthusiastic when it comes to agility, or perhaps more accurately when it comes to agility food rewards. He's cute, it's fun, and I plan to continue with him!

Coming soon a post on living room agility. Using the ottoman as a pause table and dining room
chairs plus mops as wing jumps. Fun for all dogs!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sonic, aka Maynard

I was going to write something about our new visitor, Sonic,

but, my sweet husband beat me to it. Check out:

Wednesday, January 6, 2010