If I could spend most of my days learning something new, I’d be so very happy. It’s such a great feeling to overcome that first bump in the road, the point at which you start to improve.
A couple of people at work have taken their dogs to classes at the Richmond SPCA. I decided to copy them for a couple of reasons: the combination of learning something new not just by myself but with Al and the dogs and also being able to support a non-profit, no-kill shelter. A win for us, a win for the animals at the shelter!
Yesterday, we had our second agility class (of seven). We never really had that first bump in the learning curve. I think it was only getting over my fear of failure! I was afraid we wouldn’t be able to handle the girls and that they’d be crazy but so far so good!
The girls will do anything for treats which helps a ton. Olivia rarely sits still on a leash but she will (somewhat) for some food!
Look how thrilled Al is to be at the class. He sure does love his treat holder/fanny pack. Haha.
I promise the man does love the class, especially since Roary is one of the best there! #truth
The girls have already successfully done about five obstacles and it’s only the second class which I find amazing. It’s so fun to watch them understand want we want and execute it. It also gives Al and I a bit more confidence in our handling abilities which is just what I wanted.
Look at Roary go! The girl loves herself some cheese balls.
There is a fee for the classes but I think it’s so worth it. It’s nice to know we can support the shelter while spending good, quality time together. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Have you taken your dogs to classes?