Over The First Hurdle

Watson and I have been doing the first set of Dog Agility lessons. Yesterday evening came the moment I was rather dreading – the exam. However, I needn’t have worried Watson came through and did us proud – he passed easily with 115 points out of a possible 120 (the pass mark is 70 points).

Actually, I think he could have scored even higher – it was my fault that he lost marks. One of the hurdles is to have the dog jump through a hoop. I was standing by him and gave him the command to jump through. I hadn’t realised that I should have been on the far side of the hoop before giving the command. And on another hurdle, I should have given him more clearance for his run-up, Oh well, I won’t make those mistakes again…


Next week, we begin the next stage of training…

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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