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    DefaultAwwwww, good boy Flint!

    Flint and I have been taking classes since he was 10 weeks old. (he is a little over a year old now). last fall we started our competition classes. there are three Novice levels, two Open/Utility levels, and an all level ring prep class at the facility I go to. flint was in the Novice 1 class twice last fall/winter and this last session bumped up to Novice 2 (starts to include the open and Utiltiy exercises). Well, after one round of classes, the instructor think we are ready for Novice 3, which is where those that are begining to compete are! (We are a LONG way from being ready for that)! I certainly did not expect to advance that quick! He has most of the "parts" of the exercises through Utilty, but is no where close to stringing them together!

    Flint is still at least a year from competing in Rally, two from starting in traditional obeience and 2-3 years from Open and Utility. I was totally spoiled by Kodi who went from Novice through Utility in 6 months, and with all legs in placements when she was 3 years old.

    Journey? she is my ADHD little girl. I have let her be a brat for a year as I concentrated on Flint (who is more sensitive and needs more cheerleading). stays are an issue with her, especially if there is a jump involved. (because they are just over a year old I have done little with any of the jumping excercises with them, but Journey gets that twinkle in her eye now when she sees the jump!


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    Wow, Flint is progressing quickly! Good for you, Flint!
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    Way to go, Flint! Keep up the good work!

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    Good boy Flint! Keep that twinkle in your eye, Journey!
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    Pardon the ignorance, and the stupid question, but what classes are you talking about? Basic obedience? I want to get bear and lucy into something fun, and this sounds like it might be.... but beyond taking them for obedience, I don't know where else to go from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmndrJOE View Post
    Pardon the ignorance, and the stupid question, but what classes are you talking about? Basic obedience? I want to get bear and lucy into something fun, and this sounds like it might be.... but beyond taking them for obedience, I don't know where else to go from there.
    These are obedience classes aimed for competition. For the level I/we are looking at, it is very nit-picky. We compete against, and have to win over the top in the nation. So, not for everyone!

    However, try looking at Freestyle (dancing with your dog), agility or Rally obedience. All are fun ways to train (and compete if you wish). If I were musically inclined, I would love to do freestyle. I do Rally, and love it, and have done agility (dogs LOVE it)! Maybe there is a Fun and Games type class nearby? I have always wanted to take one of those, just never had the time to do it!


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    Awesome thank you for the info! I'm not sure if I would be into the freestyle idea, I don't know how to dance lol. I will look into rally and agility. I want to try my hand at training Bear to be a gundog, but I wouldn't mind getting lucy into something diffeeent as well.

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    Congrats to you both, that is awesome!

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