Remington, Remington, Remington....
He took a flying leap off the top of the A-frame. Hit the ground, crumpled and laid there.
We weren't even doing agility. I was setting up a course and he was playing. I guess he was trying to see if he could fly.
He seems no worse for the wear, but it scared the bejeezes out of me!!!
I'm having a bit of the same issue with the dog walk. :
Baloo loves jumping off it, not because he's scared or worried, I honestly think he just likes it, for whatever reason. He looks at me like, "hey that was fun, let's do it AGAIN!!" :-[ I had to hold his collar the whole way through for the longest time.
He's learning that he gets more reward for staying on though. Slowly. ;D
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
He knows to "touch" the yellow contact area too. After he recovered, I sent him up it and down and told him "touch" and he literally JUMPED onto the contact area as if to say, "I know how to touch mom, but it's more fun to leap off!!!"
Just like little kids!!! :P
Ugh! I would have had a heart attack. It's bad enough when Murray falls off the dog walk. I can't imagine watching one jump from the top of the A-frame. One night at practice, the A-frame wasn't stable and Murray hit it so hard it almost toppled over (it rocked back and forth) but he didn't care and no one got hurt thankfully but it still scared the crap outta me.
Baloo is doing a full dogwalk already?
Kaylie ended her agility career pretty much after a fall off the top of the aframe (and a really bad decision from my trainer at the time) -my heart stops when dogs do frames, teeters and dogwalks on their own...
I HATE to read about dogs not doing contact equipment safely - at one of my first trials a dog ran up an aframe with a STUPID leap into it - hit the top of the frame and froze enough she had to be lifted off - she was 3 legged lame and has been out since
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” H. Keller
Boys! Geez! Glad he's ok!
UCDX GRCH Dunn's Marsh Caleb of Waltona UDX3, OM3, RAE Canadian UD, RE
FallRiver's Micah of Waltona GN RAE, Canadian CD, RN
I think what I need to do is put it down low when we are not running because he does like to play "King of the Mountain" on it and tease the other dogs. The problem is, it's heavier than heavy... I can barely move it on my own (it's made of all pressure treated lumber, not aluminum).
What a scare!! Can you block it with gates so he can't go on it by himself? That is what they do at our club to prevent dogs from going on it where it is stored.
"In moments of joy all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag." W. H. Auden
Linda, Kona and Bo
I'd block it with something... a jump, a gate, even two chairs leaning on it....