Thursday, November 22, 2007

Limited backyard training space!

We just don't have enough room in our backyard for full out agility training, and it's really starting to bug Mum. About all we can get in is a teeter, about four jumps, a short tunnel, and that's about it. And work on speed, well you can pretty much forget it.

So we work on tightening jumps, sending out to certain obstacles, some foundation work, a little sequencing and specific obstacle work. But it certainly isn't good enough for full out practice.

That's why we go to training once a week at our trainers house. Not only does she have a full size agility ring, two of them in fact; she also has all the equipment. Which we don't.

I think Mum is getting the itch to move. Those of you who read our blog regularly know that Mum really wants to get some land. I saw her today looking at real estate sites on the Internet. But she's a planner and I'm sure won't make any hasty decisions, like looking into Denver real estate, BOL!


  1. Johann, thanks for sharing this idea about using the small space in a backyard for some quite specific training.

    If you don't mind, could I ask you exactly what you would do to work on "tightening" jumps?

    And what is foundation work?

    Penny and I are beginners at agility so we don't understand the training very well.

  2. Hey, at least you have some yard! I live in an apartment!! I have a practice tunnel and a jump in my apartment! BOL!



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