Teacher’s Pet Agility: New Year, New Me

Hello hello, and welcome back to Teacher’s Pet, a column on all things training!  Every other #TrainingTuesday, Brussels.Sprout, will share his how-tos for learning new tricks, updates on his own adventures in agility competition, and his favorite tips for helping you and your pup bond over training.

Adventures in Agility: New Year, New Me!

Happy 2019!  It’s been a while since we’ve chatted agility, and the last time we did I was going to competitions where I, well, did more zoomies than agility!  Entertaining, but not exactly blue ribbon-worthy.  And I started getting less enthused about class.  So we  stepped away from competition and eased up in class to give me a break and reset.

Well, I’m excited to say that, after a few months, I am back to loving agility and seem happier than ever on the course!  I haven’t dipped my paw back into competition yet, but I went to a “run-thru” – basically a practice competition – a few weeks ago and felt like I rocked it.  Check out some of my run below!

As you can see, I messed up on the weave poles, but mom just kept going so I didn’t get frustrated.  After my run we went back and tried them again… and nailed them!

We’re signed up for a competition in a few weeks, so wish us luck!  I have a feeling good things are in store this year…

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Brussels Sprout

Sprout is a perpetually pouty, 2 year old smooth-coated Brussels Griffon. This tiny little tastemaker loves sweater weather, brunch, giving back to less fortunate dogs, and teeny-tiny tennis balls. He is passionate about lengthy naps and higher education, with dreams of one day becoming an agility champion.