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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Erik's Agility Run

Good morning,

My Honey and I watched our Labrador Retriever, Erik, in an AKC agility trial at our local dog club recently. 
The gentleman with his back to us is the judge.  That's our daughter Catherine over there in the blue shirt preparing to run with Erik.
This all goes so fast that I need several runs to get a good series of pictures.  But, if you look carefully, you can see the back of Erik as he is going into the yellow chute in the center of the image.  Catherine had just given him the command to go through the chute and she is on the way to meet him at the other end.
This image is a little fuzzy, but you can see what is happening here.  As Erik comes down, he has to touch the yellow area.  Catherine is making an exaggerated lean back to remind him to stop and touch that area.  He did.  ;)
And, finally, the run is over.  It wasn't one of his best runs, but Erik had a fantastic time.  :)

Our Yellow Labrador Retriever, Penny, had run ahead of schedule that day so we missed seeing her run this time.  She is like a rocket and always does very well.  Agility Training is fantastic for both the dogs and the humans. 

Enjoy,
Lois

13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really cool. the signals that the trainer gives must be amazing.

DeniseinVA said...

What fun! I have watched these dog trials on TV before and what strikes me is that both dog and handler seem to get a lot of enjoyment out of it. Enjoyed the pictures very much Lois, thank you.

EG CameraGirl said...

I think most dogs enjoy this kind of activity. Very cool.

Deere Driver said...

Next dog will be an agility dog! I love this.

Maple Lane said...

How fun!

Sherry said...

Sigh! There really is an end to these sleepless nights with a new pup! I really look forward to getting Morgan in Agility training when she is a little older.

VP said...

To watch this must be really funny...

VP said...

To watch this must be really funny...

Rose said...

I bet they are so fun to watch...and bet the dogs love it.

NixBlog said...

What a great skill the trainer must have!

River Glorious said...

Nice!!!!

Betty Manousos said...

very cool!
i truly like this kind of activities.
i did enjoy your photos!

Gunn said...

Well done, Erik!:)