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Dodger and Minnow at Agility *lots of pics*

Lissa
October 31st, 2006, 09:32 AM
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Lissa
October 31st, 2006, 09:33 AM
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CAT with attitude!
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Lissa
October 31st, 2006, 09:35 AM
And a few pics of Dodger jumping - I set up 2 jumps and kept moving them further and further apart to see if I could get him to lengthen/flatten out...As you can see that didn't work - I have no idea what I am going to do with about his "hang time"

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BusterBoo
October 31st, 2006, 10:59 AM
Great photos!!!!!!

hazelrunpack
October 31st, 2006, 11:46 AM
Dodger has such great form and heighth! Hang the hang time...! :D Unless, of course, Dodger wants to try gymnastics or figure skating :thumbs up

And Minnow is the first agility cat I've ever seen... :D Does she do the weave poles?

Love your course--I've been thinking about building one here. Are they expensive to set up?

Great pics!:thumbs up

mafiaprincess
October 31st, 2006, 11:57 AM
Lissa wishes that was her course.. It's the school's course..

Things like a frames and dog walks can cost you 800-1000. And still in the 600 ish range for the frame without the planks for the dog walk, or the frame without the slatted wood for the a frame.

I love the weave pole pic.

hazelrunpack
October 31st, 2006, 12:00 PM
Lissa wishes that was her course.. It's the school's course..

Things like a frames and dog walks can cost you 800-1000. And still in the 600 ish range for the frame without the planks for the dog walk, or the frame without the slatted wood for the a frame.

I love the weave pole pic.

Hmmmm...so that's out... Wonder how much it would cost to build one...? I might have to look into that...

mafiaprincess
October 31st, 2006, 12:07 PM
Depends what you want to build, and how you want to build it. For a proper A frame it should be marine plywood which is pricey.. Plus each side is longer than an 8ft sheet of standard ply hence marine ply it comes in longer sheets....

So depends if you want it for fun not to size, or if you want a full course in your yard really.

So not meaning to hijack Lissa's thread don't hate me :o

Teeter I built.. It is 16" which is Cider's full height, but the length is short because I used found materials. Would be an issue if I got a bigger dog..
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/Mafia_Princess/Agility/IMG_0165.jpg

Jumps are easy to build and if you can find somewhere not killing you price wise, aren't as bad as buying on line
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/Mafia_Princess/Agility/IMG_0043.jpg

So everything I built has been Cider sized.. We have 2 jumps, hoop jump, teeter, pause table and a tunnel.. But I think I could sell off my stuff to little dog peopel and build it better now. I know what I'm doing. So Lissa finish school so we can go into dog training :D

~michelle~
October 31st, 2006, 12:11 PM
ive never seen an agility cat before........ :)
they are very beautiful

jessi76
October 31st, 2006, 12:15 PM
Lissa, those are GREAT! Minnow & Dodger are such athletes!

hazelrunpack
October 31st, 2006, 12:19 PM
Thanks, MP! I don't want to compete--just wanna give the dogs something to do in their spare time besides excavate the mole tunnels! :D Looks like fun.

Cider-sized, eh? :thumbs up I'll have to do some online research to figure out how high to build everything. I know that you're supposed to start out low to the ground for jumps.

:sorry: for the thread-jacking Lissa! Actually, MP, we could continue this conversation in the thread-jack thread :D Such a useful thread! Control of this thread now back to Lissa :D

Prin
October 31st, 2006, 02:22 PM
Lissa, I love the last pic in the first post- where they're both looking.. Great pics.:)

Hunter's_owner
October 31st, 2006, 02:26 PM
Dodger and Minnow look like they are having so much fun!!! Its great to see them together, and a cat doing agility...wow :D

Great pics!!!

phoenix
October 31st, 2006, 02:29 PM
Lissa those are amazing photos. I can't believe that Minnow stays with you and Dodger and does all those things! Dodger looks soo talented. Where are you (in Ottawa) taking classes/practicing?

I only know from horse jumping... not from dogs... but to flatten out a horse that 'pops' jumps like that, you use a ground line... ie. put a pole on the ground to show him where to take off- if you move it further back, it should flatten him out. essentially it widens the jump and increases the take off/landing distances.

Maybe that would work for Dodger.

technodoll
October 31st, 2006, 02:29 PM
fantastic photos and furkids! :highfive: you caught some great moments there, and oh! they are both soooo darling... always admire cats and dogs who get along. that would not happen in my house unfortunately :o you are sooo very lucky to have access to such a beautiful agility course! :cloud9:

Lissa
October 31st, 2006, 05:02 PM
Thanks everyone! Dodger and Minnow had a great time - although Minnow was a littly unhappy with the wind! The pictures were taken with my new camera - I had so blurriness problems the other day so these shots were an improvement.

Thanks for the advice Phoenix, I have been using caveletti's to shorten Dodger's stride before contacts - I can't believe I didn't think to do something similar for this (that's pretty embarassing since I used to do a lot of horseback riding too:o) I will try using one pole next time !:thumbs up

Don't worry about the "thread-jack" - its still on topic (sorta!). I train and pay Green Fee's at Best Friend's which basically let's me have access to all the agility equipment when there's no classes. It's $60 from April to October (but its staying open into November this year). So I really lucked out - everywhere else charges $100+ and are further away from me. I think that green fees are the best way to go because you don't have any of the headaches' involved with building and maintaining your own equipment plus you have so much extra practice time. It's great - although I would like to have my own weave poles.:p

jiorji
October 31st, 2006, 05:13 PM
i love how you managed to get Minnow to do the agility stuff too. Good job!
My cat would just sit on her bum.She's really good at agility treat eating :o

Frenchy
October 31st, 2006, 08:45 PM
Lissa, I really think you should send these pics if there's ever a photo contest,they are just too cool!

rainbow
November 4th, 2006, 01:52 AM
Awesome pics. :thumbs up

chico2
November 4th, 2006, 08:19 AM
This is the first time I see those pics too,Dodger and Minnow are 2 of my favourite pet.ca pets.
They are sooooo beautiful together:cat: :dog:

Stacer
November 4th, 2006, 09:48 AM
Awwwww, I love how Minnow does everything Dodger does. Those 2 are too cute together. I wish my cats were so cooperative. :thumbs up

happycats
November 4th, 2006, 12:17 PM
Beautiful pics as usual:love: Lissa!!! And I just love the way Minnow gets involved in agility!! Minnow is one remarkable cat:cat: