Dog Agility

Having managed to pass the dog training exam with Watson, I decided to carry on training with him, and we enrolled in the Dog Agility course run by the Agility Club Achterhoek.

At first, I wasn’t sure whether this would be a good idea – training Watson to jump fences might put the idea into his head about jumping over the electric fence around the garden. However, I decided to go ahead with it, because it is a good way of getting rid of some of his energy, and because he’s able to socialise with other dogs. He certainly seems to enjoy it, although neither he nor I are very good at it at the moment.

Yesterday the Club played host to a national Dog Agility competition – there were four competition rings running simultaneously and hundreds of people and dogs, both of all shapes and sizes. It was quite a spectacle.

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More photos are up at my spot on Flickr…

And here’s a video of a dog doing the “paaltjes”…

Dog Agility

Watson and I will have to keep practising…

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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