Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Agility Obstacle

Agility courses have all kinds of obstacles. In the very early days of Agility, they were very creative with what kind of obstacles the dogs had to negotiate - crawl under tarps with their dogs, playground teeter totters and slides. Recently, the obstacles have become standardized and rather boring. I think it's time for some new ones. What do you think?

The Wing Jump to the Sheep Pen obstacle. Let's see, what would they have to do in there? Jump from sheep back to sheep back? One point per sheep? Maybe the small dogs could go under the sheep. Minus points for stampeding sheep. No points for herding, but there is time lost.

Don't look for this one soon.

- Franna


Nancy K. said...

Oh, Franna! We really must get you out more!!


Is it Spring there yet?

Franna said...

heh... we were cleaning the barn, put the sheep out with no cover. Of course, a thunderstorm came along and was drenching the sheep, so I boxed off one corner in the agility arena for each group. As I went to let them out, I saw this dog's eye view of the jump right into the sheep.

Spring??? We have 4 inches of snow on the ground in the shady areas (nothing compared to what you get - but LOTS for Seattle), and it was in the low 20's last night. Today the sun's shining. Forecast is for 60's!!! in the next week.