Friday, April 25, 2014

Starting Off on the Right Paw: Our First Agility Trials!

At this past weekend's AKC trial, Rocco added four more Q's
(qualifying runs) to the two he earned at the
USDAA trial the weekend before.
These past two weekends, Rocco competed in his first agility trials and all I can say is, we had a blast!

We've worked hard at doing all the right things to prepare for his first trials, from great foundation training to cross training (for me too, so I can keep up with the little guy!). And the results far exceeded my expectations.

I know it's all about having fun with your pup, but it sure is nice to get a few wins and qualifying runs under our belts too!

If you're getting started in agility, here's how we approached getting started this time.

We still have lots to learn, and going to our first trial helped us see what we still need to work on.

But most of all, we really are having loads of fun with agility and as you can see from these photos, Rocco is one happy little agility pup!

In Motion Photo

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  1. Go Rocco go. You really are a pocket rocket and we hope you have fun and some wins along the way. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. That is great! It is all about having fun and us dogs bonding with our humans, but we want to get some wins as long as we are at it too. We are doing nose work, though, but same idea. Congratulations!

  3. Hi Y'all!

    You go Rocco!!! Congratulations! on the wins and the Qs!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    P.S. Why is the linky closed? Anyone know?

  4. Wow! You're doing great, we love agility! Congratulations!

    Lots of Woofs from Earl an I at Earl's World!

  5. Rocco, you rock! That looks like such a blast. Well done on getting a few wins too. Can't wait to watch you develop.

  6. This is SO cool!!!!!
    You two are an inspiration. : )
    ...and huge kudos to your photographer!!! Those shots are AMAZING!!!
    : )

  7. Awesome work!!!

  8. Agility looks like so much fun. Mommy says she needs to devise an agility trial for me. Today I tell how I became obese. ~Scylla

  9. I can't stop laughing at how hilarious Rocco's fur falls in each of these pictures. He looks like he was having a blast!

  10. MOWZERS! That's sooo impressive Rocco!! APPAWS! APPAWS!