Dexter Graduated From Agility!!!

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Postby Purple » May 11th, 2006, 8:18 pm

For those of you who have been with me from the beginning, you know that this is nothing short of a miracle for Dexter. A year ago, this would have been impossible....just look at this boy now!!! My husband did the class with him!

First, The see saw

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Goin’ Up!

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And Down!

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Weave poles

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A-Frame…goin’ up is easy!

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Goin’ down…not so easy!

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If I stretch, I just may get that treat!

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I think my gut is stuck.

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And the sliding descent equals success!

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Tire Jump!

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And a smile for my fans! I got my ears buzzed off for the summer, do you like it?

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One more for the ladies!


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Postby msvette2u » May 11th, 2006, 8:21 pm

How totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!
His butt is so cute!!! lol
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Postby Marinepits » May 11th, 2006, 8:27 pm

Oh, yea! Dexter, I'm so proud of you! Congratulations! :clap:

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » May 11th, 2006, 8:39 pm

I love that dog. Love him! Those last two pics just make me smile. I may save them to my computer so if I'm in a bad mood I can look at them. Love him!

And oh yeah, congrats on him passing agility! :wink: That is exciting!

And oh yeah, your hubby IS cute! :wink:
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Postby cheekymunkee » May 11th, 2006, 9:27 pm

Congrats to you guys!! he is so stinkin' cute it isn't even funny.
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Postby Jenn » May 11th, 2006, 9:31 pm

Congratulations to all!! :)
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Postby Hoyden » May 11th, 2006, 9:33 pm

Yay! Dexter!!
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Postby luvmyangels » May 11th, 2006, 9:48 pm

Awesome job. That is hard work but he got through it like a pro.
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Postby katiek0417 » May 11th, 2006, 10:18 pm

Congrats to Dexter on the accomplishment :cheer:
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Postby Purple » May 11th, 2006, 10:18 pm

Heehee....thank you!!! He's a bugger!
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Postby ellie@ny » May 11th, 2006, 10:33 pm

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Seriously he looks like a bunny on this picture!!!!!!!!Look at those teeths
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Postby dogcrazyjen » May 11th, 2006, 11:13 pm

YAH DEX!!!!

Tallulah says that if Dex just gets momentum he will sail right over the top of the A-frame!

She also says that he is really really cute!

Are you going to Silverwood this year?

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Postby a-bull » May 11th, 2006, 11:20 pm

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He is just the bomb!! I can't even BELIEVE that boy graduated from that class after the short time he has been with you!!

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Amazing . . . .

Looks like he & your hubby have been a "team" forever!! :thumbsup:
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Postby Asta » May 12th, 2006, 4:27 am

He is adorable and looks so ridicously happy :D What sweet pics with funny captions! Congrats, great job!

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Postby Patch O' Pits » May 12th, 2006, 7:03 am

I love the pictures. He Dexter looks great! . I bet you both had a great time

If you decide to move on to the next class here are some things to help you

Ttry target training so you are not all bent over while doing the obstacles. This way your body language will be more helpful to the dog and the rewards will still be right there when he finishes the obstacles. Does your trainer teach that? If not I have a page written up on Pit Bull University on it or I can paste it up here if you'd like.

You also should try a shorter lead or tab lead for when you have to help him with the obstacles this way there is less of a chance of the lead getting tangled and pulling him off the obstacle.
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Postby Purple » May 12th, 2006, 7:38 am

Patch O' Pits wrote:I love the pictures. He Dexter looks great! . I bet you both had a great time

If you decide to move on to the next class here are some things to help you

Ttry target training so you are not all bent over while doing the obstacles. This way your body language will be more helpful to the dog and the rewards will still be right there when he finishes the obstacles. Does your trainer teach that? If not I have a page written up on Pit Bull University on it or I can paste it up here if you'd like.

You also should try a shorter lead or tab lead for when you have to help him with the obstacles this way there is less of a chance of the lead getting tangled and pulling him off the obstacle.


Thanks again, everyone!
Patch, the woman that teaches just focuses on the dog learning the equipment. I would like to take Hopscotch to the next level, but finding a class around here that is more advanced is nearly impossible. So, any info you can pass on will be appreciated. I am going to have my husband build me the contact pieces, so we will be able to practice at home.
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Postby dogcrazyjen » May 12th, 2006, 8:36 am

Where in PA are you? There are some great trainers in PA, maybe we can find you one. Or if you are close enough maybe we can get together once and a while. :D
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Postby Patch O' Pits » May 12th, 2006, 5:25 pm

Purple wrote:Patch, the woman that teaches just focuses on the dog learning the equipment. I would like to take Hopscotch to the next level, but finding a class around here that is more advanced is nearly impossible. So, any info you can pass on will be appreciated. I am going to have my husband build me the contact pieces, so we will be able to practice at home.


Target training teaches them to stop and start at the right places on the equipment making it much safer in my opion for green dogs who may sometimes be shakey on things or the opposite want to fly off the contacts.

here is the link to my FREE online class it is all geared towards the newbie and is set up in lessons you can do at home and at your own pace. Just pick and choose what you want to do. You just have to set up an account to log in to get started. Please excuse any typos. I stink on a PC and type with 2 fingers LOL
http://www.ukcpitbull.com/education/

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Agility 101 ( For: puppies & beginners) to get the log in screen

here is what the class covers:
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Welcome to Puppy Agility 101 Feel free to e-mail me or post on the forum if you have any questions! Enjoy the class!approve
Forum FORUM: Intro to Puppy agility training 101
Resource Agility Organizations (INFO)
Resource Agility links to helpful sites
Resource Helpful tips for socializing a new puppy

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Here is some info to help you understand the world of agility
Resource Rules and requirements for Puppy Agility 101
Resource The ABCs of Agility Lingo
Resource Top 10 Training Mistakes + How to Fix Them
Resource Sizzlin' Summer Agility Safety Tips

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It's time to get that pup to focus
Workshop Clicker Training for the agility pup (an instructional overview)
Resource 3 Body awareness and attention games (activities)
Resource Z-O-O-O-O-O-MIES is there a cure in sight? (TIPS)

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Obedience skills for agility
Resource OBEDIENCE for your agility pup
Workshop Teaching a stay
Workshop The PAUSE TABLE and reinforcing obedience Skills (Lessons)

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Improve your handling skills
Resource Front crosses (Lesson)
Resource What are Back Crosses and Blind Crosses? (How to use them)

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Targets and contacts: /\ /^ /==========\

Resource Target training (Lessons)
Resource Walk the plank (lessons)
Resource The Teeter (lessons)
Resource Up on the Roof Top. The A-Frame

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Tunnels and Chutes ()))))))))))))))
Resource TUNNEL TIME (lessons)
Resource Time to shoot for the perfect chute

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Jump to it!!! I----I
Resource Jumping Guidelines for this class
Resource Intro to Jumps... Body awareness skills (lessons)
Resource Hula Hooping puppies (Lessons)
Resource The Broad Jump ( lessons)
Resource Ladders/ body awareness ( lesson)

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Wiggle to the top IIIIIIIIIIII
Resource Intro to Weave poles (Lessons)

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Building and handling sequences - it was difficult to get the online picture symobls to be positioned in the right spots, so adjust the obstacles as needed.
Resource DOUBLE TROUBLE Sequences Part 1
Resource High Five Sequences part II: ( Lessons)
Resource The Final BIG Ten ( Lesson)

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Graduation Day: In order for me to add your name to our list of PBU graduates and send out your diploma, please notify me via e-mail when you have successful complete this test.

Resource THE FINAL EXAM for Puppy Agility 101


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Postby Purple » May 12th, 2006, 8:39 pm

Patch! Thank you! I will check it out!

Jen, I am in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area!
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Postby SisMorphine » May 12th, 2006, 8:41 pm

Yay Dex!!! Pass some of your secrets of sucess this way as I'm sure Halo is going to need them when we start agility in a few weeks :)
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