What follows are pictures of Blue Moon running agility. What does NOT follow are pictures of Blue Moon running around like a fool, visiting with other handlers, and generally having a very happy time. He did nearly equal parts of agility running and fool running. For him, life is all about sunshine, smiley faces, and cupcakes!
Waiting patiently for his next turn at agility/fool running.
At least one of us was concentrating on the course.
I did not come up with the idea for this game, but I thought it sounded like fun. To set up the game you put a treat in each of the muffin places and then put a tennis ball on top of the treat. The dog has to figure out how to get the treat that is under the ball. Flipping the entire muffin pan over is cheating and I did not let them do that.
I let all of my dogs play one at a time. The dachshunds and Gus moved the balls with their nose or pawed at them with their foot to get the balls out of the way. Blue Moon and Gracie used nose, paws, and mouth.
Both Blue Moon and Gracie got side tracked with trying to destroy the tennis balls before all the treats were uncovered. The other 3 were only interested in the treats, the balls were simply an annoyance.
The dogs had fun and we will do this activity again.