For our Foundation Class we had seven dogs and handlers who had never done agility before and we introduced them to tunnels, wing wraps, planks with the 2on2off position, running with their dogs and doing very wide channel weaves.
There seemed to be a lot of laughter so we are hoping everyone enjoyed themselves. There was a lovely mixture of dogs - working gundogs, cockerpoos, collies, terriers and crossbreeds. Everybody seemed keen to want to get things right and have fun with their dogs, rewarding with titbits and toys. At the end of the first hour, quite a few dogs were successfully negotiating a tiny sequence of tunnel and wing wraps. All poles were on the floor.
Our second class was for dogs that have done some agility before, so it was a case of getting to know the dogs and what they need help with. They could all complete a small jumping and tunnel sequence and run through narrow channel weaves. Harry the terrier x poodle already competes in agility and is doing well but has lost a bit of confidence in the ring so hopefully we can get his confidence back and we'll see him back in the competition ring soon using that warp speed we that he showed us today.
After classes had finished we had a chance to do a bit of training with our own dogs.