The furchildren found a playground!
There were two more dogs at agility class today, plus Bear, who came last week. Plus another dog on the sidelines working on desensitizing. Plus the trainer’s move-modeling dog. Plus another of the trainer’s dogs, who liked wandering through the tunnel to look for abandoned tidbits.
Unsurprisingly, it took a good half hour before Cai started paying me any mind at all. Kiddo, you and I have some homework this week!
Anyway, with the extra students, I found a free moment to get the camera out.
Here’s the instructor, smiling because Bear has gone through the tunnel. Bear is much braver about enclosed spaces than he was last week; his daddy is very proud of him.
Behind the instructor is a blue and yellow chicken-walk. It’s part of a thing called an A-frame. Veteran hikers Cai and Fergus had no problem trotting along this shaky piece of plywood and jumping the 50 cm to the ground.
Then we tried the real A-frame.
There it is, on the right. Five and-a-half feet high. Cai got up nearly to the top with a bit of help from me, but I ran out of armlength to get him up and over. Then E.g. and Fergus approached, and Fergus went Whee! right up the thing and down the other side. So Cai tried again — and did it! My Woo-hoo resounded off the corrugated walls.
Fergus was a little less sure about that tunnel, especially once it was bent into a J-shape. E.g. would bring him to the entrance, race for the other end, and Fergus would back out and run around it, beating her to the exit every time.
Look! Here he comes now, wondering whether there’s a light at the end of that tunnel. Ready, set…you can do this…c’mon…
Whew! And look — even better than a light — it’s Mummy!