Nino's agility classes won't start again until August, but in the mean time, Brisket has been having some fun while Nino takes a short break from performance!
With our free time (believe it or not, there still isn't much for us despite Covid-19), we have worked quite a bit on rally, dock diving, nosework, and tricks! Brisket is getting close to being ready for rally novice competition, likes to push off the ramp in the pool and to jump into the lake, is able to find birch, and should be testing for his TKI and TKA soon! We have been having some of the most fun with our new agility class, though!
He lacks the intensity that Nino has in it, and despite putting a very strong groundwork foundation on him, never really got around to any further training. One of our local clubs started an online class that is PERFECT for Brisket. A good beginner class for a more experienced handler as there is a little less instruction, and good for Brisket because it is very easy to adjust things for him as he is ahead in some areas and behind in others. We get a free ring rental each week...here are some videos! He will never be as fast or competitive as Nino, but having a happy, bouncy little creature there to pick me up when Nino kicks my butt and makes me cry is going to be very nice :P
And Brisket and his greatest love...his $2 fleece show squeaky. A VERY motivating reward!