We’ve had another busy week in the Our Four Legged Family house, and to be honest, everyone is more than a little tired. Case in point, Diggs using the fireplace bricks as a pillow. Seems more than a little uncomfortable to me, but who am I to judge? (Sorry it’s a little blurry, but my phone was the only camera option I had without disturbing him.)
One of the newest parts of our life is the Our Four Legged Family Facebook page. There are a lot of things that don’t quite constitute blog posts that I’d love to share and discuss with everyone, so I’d love it if you “liked” the page. Please and thank you!
Moving on to some of the fun stuff, Diggs is almost done with his beginner agility class. Below is a very short clip of us last Saturday. Don’t laugh, but after fighting with Flickr over this upload, I’m really proud of myself for getting it to work.
It’s hard to see from this video, but Diggs had already completed one jump before Zach started filming. To give you a better idea, I put together a little diagram. In this video Diggs started at the upper left hand quadrant of the jumps, moving counter clockwise before going through the chute. Later in class, he started in the upper right hand quadrant and went around clockwise before jumping through the tire.
Our trainer, Kae, said that she thinks you shouldn’t be allowed to compete until you can stand in the middle of the circle of jumps and command your dog around. I’m not sure we’re quite there yet, but he’s gotten much better at going around in a circle than he was when we started.
Diggs will be “graduating” from his agility class in roughly a week and a half. I think I’d like to continue straight through to the intermediate class without taking a break, because I think he’s doing really well. Not that I’m a proud parent or anything, I swear, I’m totally impartial!
The next post will probably be Diggs’ first adventure with the new toy that Maggie from Oh My Dog! sent over. It arrived last night, and I’m pretty excited about.
Have your pets made you proud recently? Feel free to share in the comments!