Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Happy September!  I apologize for my recent lack of posting but I took a little summer vacation from blogging during August.  I am very excited to report on my fall project with Poppy – agility class!

Agility is a sport in which you guide your dog over a variety of obstacles while being judged for time and accuracy.  It is a great way to strengthen the bond between you and your dog while stimulating them mentally.  Many high-energy breeds like border collies and Australian shepherds are much happier when they have a job to do.  Running around an agility course expels excess energy while looking to you for commands on where to go challenges them mentally.

So far we have been having fun at class and I think Poppy is starting to get the hang of it.  It is also entirely possible the she is tolerating the agility part so she can get an unlimited amount of cut-up hot dog bits.  We have a long way to go before we actually compete in an event but working together is what's important.

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