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Those who do agility can I ask a quick question?

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GobblersKnob Tue 09-Jun-15 20:40:10

I am doing an agility taster session on Sunday afternoon, 90 minutes.

I usually do a big group meet up type walk on a Sunday morning, again about 90 minutes.

Should I still do the walk in the morning? She will get about and hour and a half to rest in between, mostly in the car. I suspect if I don't walk she will be bonkers, if I do she might be tired?

Might be hugely over thinking, I would happily take her for the walk in the morning and then another massive walk in the afternoon, but I want her (and me) to get the most out of the session and I don't know which is better.

LetThereBeCupcakes Tue 09-Jun-15 20:43:09

Depends hugely on the dog and the type of session! If there are going to be a few of you there, and the trainer is going to teach you how to do each piece of equipment, there'll be quite a lot of waiting around. If it's just you and your DDog more energy will be required!

My friends have collies - they'd walk their dogs before an agility session / comp. We have labs and he'd never do that much exercise. <lazy>

TBH I'd ring the agility instructor and ask, then take it from there.

GobblersKnob Tue 09-Jun-15 21:04:07

I think there is eight of us, all total novices I think, she is a lurcher, but mostly saluki and has an insane amount of energy.

Your right though, there probably will be a lot of standing about, do we do each thing individually? If that is the case she will be fine and probably better walked or she will be bouncing about all over the shop grin

LetThereBeCupcakes Tue 09-Jun-15 21:19:03

You'll need to be shown how to use equipment safely so the trainer will almost certainly need to show you all individually.

Just checked with DH (who is the agility fiend in our house!) and he says do a shorter walk in the morning. And take lots of treats!

Hope you enjoy it. Warning: It's addictive!

GobblersKnob Tue 09-Jun-15 22:11:22

Thanks very much, have garlic sausage at the ready wink, really hoping it goes well would like to take it up if my girl enjoys it.

LetThereBeCupcakes Wed 10-Jun-15 07:30:20

You'll have to come back and say how you got on. We only did it as "a bit of fun", but would you believe DDog brought home a 1st place rosette last weekend! It's his first and in all the excitemnt DH and I have gone and booked about a dozen more competitions. It's going to be a busy summer!

GobblersKnob Wed 10-Jun-15 10:12:12

Wow, that's very impressive, well done smile

Promise to report back on Monday.

BirdyArms Wed 10-Jun-15 12:02:41

I take my Saluki pup to a dog training class in the afternoon after a longish walk in the morning. Just so happens that my friend that I go for a walk with is off work the same day as dog training. We don't walk a long way but the dogs play energetically for about an hour and he has a couple of hours to recover between the two. He has been doing this from 4 months old and seems fine, though very tired after dog training. The dog training is mostly sitting and walking to heel so not as tiring as agility but assuming your dog is a bit older I'm sure she'll be fine.

Let us know how it goes!

Cozyhome Tue 07-Jul-15 23:06:25

Hi where do you go to Agility please.? I'm looking for a local one near
Bromley , Kent ..

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