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Agility Corgis

For the agile Corgi--whether it's to rein in that rambunctious energy, hone in that intelligence, or just to have something to do--it's AGILITY!

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Started by Marcie. Last reply by Marcie Jul 20, 2014. 3 Replies

what do i do

Started by Tess and Penny. Last reply by Tess and Penny May 8, 2014. 4 Replies

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Comment by Jane Christensen on February 15, 2015 at 4:46pm
Way to go:)
Comment by Bax & Zigs & Rosie on February 15, 2015 at 3:25pm

Congrats Marcie!! Yay!!

Comment by Marcie on February 7, 2015 at 4:31pm
We got our CPE level one today!
Comment by Marcie on January 8, 2015 at 9:37pm
I'm looking for CPE snooker maps to practice strategy with. Any suggestions? I'm finding mostly USDAA, and mostly high level ones.
Comment by Cheri on December 1, 2014 at 5:17pm

Gordon is almost 4.

Comment by Bax & Zigs & Rosie on November 21, 2014 at 5:22pm

That is interesting. The grids we work on have one jump far off the others and then three jumps close together for collection. It's amazing how far back they can take off and still clear jumps! Always amazes me! How old is Gordon?

Comment by Cheri on November 21, 2014 at 5:08pm

We practice collection. Extension he's got down. Look at this one, and he kept this bar up. Extension is his forte! But frankly, because of the way he learns, jump grids and jump bumps do no good with him. When you change the picture, you change the rules in his world. The only way a jump bump is going to make a difference with his take off is if they're out the course at a trail. That's just how he is. So I manage the issue with my location and cue timing.

Comment by Bax & Zigs & Rosie on November 21, 2014 at 4:55pm

Yup. You would need a couple of jumps and work some jump grids to practice extension and collection if ETS is the problem.

Comment by Cheri on November 21, 2014 at 4:48pm

That exercise is beneficial if the reason the bars are coming down is because of the dog not picking up their feet. If the problem is something else, it may not help. Gordon knocks the bar down because he doesn't have a good sense of where his take off point is and when he gets rushed, he takes off too early to make it completely over the bar. One jump exercises won't solve ETS.

Comment by Bax & Zigs & Rosie on November 21, 2014 at 4:14pm

I agree. Baxter is over 12" tall and is pretty short-bodied. I have no problem with him jumping 12" in AKC. However, Ziggy is right in between 11" and 12" and is very long. He jumps 8" preferred in AKC. It just isn't fair to make them jump so high for competitions. I want him to have a long career and I think keeping him low will help out in the long run.

A friend told me about a great exercise to do with your dog and I think it really helped Ziggy keep the bars up. Start with the bar low, 4". Stand facing the side of the jump, with your dog facing you and parallel to the jump bar. Kneel down and put one hand on each side of the jump with treats in both hands. Have your dog hop over the bar and treat him from the hand on the landing side, without moving your hand up to meet his face. He should be hopping over the bar with his head down toward your hand. Keep doing this until he is keeping the bar up and you can move the bar up to his full jump height. This exercise worked great for Ziggy's bar knocking. I think it really helps them learn to pick up their feet!

 

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