September Contest

Last months’ contests was one of the best ones ever- so many great stories!  Read through the comments here, it’s a great read!

This month is Responsible Dog Ownership month, and our contest is about agility dog ownership!

  1. What breed(s) of dog do you have?
  2. Where’d you get them? A breeder, a rescue, they found you?
  3. How much time do you spend training them?
  4. If you could only have one obstacle to work with, what would it be?

You could win a treat and ball bag, perfect for walks, agility, or working inside. Keep your treats secure, and your pockets clean!

The winner will be chosen via random number generator on or around October 1st, and announced/emailed on or around the same.

How to enter this contest:

If you have never done so before, you must first register your email address on this blog.  We will then notify you if you are a winner of this contest.  You only need to do this once, and you will be good for all future monthly contests (and get priority notification of when they occur)!

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61 Comments on “September Contest

  1. I have a Terrier mix, Jack Russell Terrier, BorderJack, and a black Lab. Terrier mix came from the local humane society, JRT was a local humane society puppy mill rescue, BorderJack bred by a friend, and the black lab was a rescue. I spend 2-3 hours a week training my dogs in agility. I guess if I could only have one obstacle, it would be a tunnel, because the dogs love them so much.

  2. I have a black lab, boarder collie mix. He adopted me at the local shelter when he was a year old, it took us another year to start our agility training. We probably train 2maybe3hrs a week, but we always have a good time. I think the teeter would be our obsticle of choice, for one important reason. At our second trail, we lost our focus, he flew over the teeter. I am very careful when I send him now, do not want to take the chance of him getting scared or injured. Perhaps for my comfort more than his, did not impact him at all!

  3. I have a Nor.Elkhound/BC mix that I rescued & JRTs (I breed them). We train every other day to get our fix at happy time with the obstacles. The JRTs need the high energy of agility for focus & fun. My mix needs it for confidence & bonding. I believe the tire is our choice of fun as it developes jumping skills and accuracy.

  4. Liam is a 2 year old tri-colored border collie. He was rescued from a puppy mill at 4 months in very bad physical condition. Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue saved his life and we were able to adopt him when he turned 1. I work with him every day – he loves to learn and pleasing us is what he lives for. Agility training has turned him from a scared timid dog to a confident happy ball of love.

  5. We raise sheep and currently have one 11.5 yr old red-tri Aussie (pup picked up at a Sheep and Wool Festival), one 9 yr old Border Collie (from a working farm/breeder), and one 20 month old black tri Aussie (from a working farm/breeder). Our flock does not provide a lot of work for three dogs so they needed something else and agility is the perfect thing! It is great fun, burns energy, and the dogs are in constant ‘training’ and don’t even realize it!
    I have a dog walk, full sized teeter, tunnel, barrel shoot and some misc home-made jumps including a tire jump. Would love to have a real set of weave poles and a pause table!

  6. 1. What breed(s) of dog do you have?
    I have 3 Rottweilers and 2 Bearded Collies
    2. Where’d you get them? A breeder, a rescue, they found you?
    All of my dogs are rescues, the Rottweilers came from a rescue group and the Beardies from an individual.
    3. How much time do you spend training them?
    Truly everyday is some sort of training but formal training is once a week in agility, once in flyball and once in obedience but that us just the class time we also work a bit most nights on simple things at home.
    4. If you could only have one obstacle to work with, what would it be? I prefer a jump because you can train so many things with just a jump.

  7. One Christmas my husband said to me “I didn’t have time to go shopping for your gift, so you can go and buy what you want” Little did he know that I already know what I was going to buy.
    I contacted a breeder that I knew and after 2 years I finally purchased a Border Collie, and named her Pacha. Since she had an extreme amount of energy we went into Agility. We have been doing agility for 5 years now. This is a very addictive sport for both dog and owner. She is just super at it and I do have trouble keeping up with her. We practice almost every day for 15-20 min.and if I don’t feel like it she does let me know that she wants to….so out we go.
    I am so addicted to it that we both have convinced other dog owners to do agility and they just love it.
    If we have to choose an obstacle we would probably choose the A Frame is order to work on our contacts which when running at top speed is not easy to do.

    We are crossing our fingers and paws.

    France and Pacha

  8. I have a 22 month old Border Collie we purchased from a breeder. We named her Trixie!! We spend about 3 hours a week going to Classes for Obedience, Rally, and Agility. We go herding when the teacher is available. We also continue with lessons about a hour a day. Some in the morning and some in the evening. If we could get one obstacle it would have to be a tunnel or a jump. She loves them both!

  9. I have 3 schnauzers. Two are miniture and one is a beautiful black standard. I do agility with my standard, and we train daily for approximately 15-30 minutes per day.Plus we attend class one day a week for 1.5 hrs. The one piece of equipment we practice on most is the Tetter. My boy is scared, stressed by the evil teeter!

  10. I have two labs, 6 and 10 years old. My first was released from a service dog program and I stated agility to rehabilitate him I became addicted during the process and got the second one from a breeder of field labs.

    They are very well trained at this point so we mostly get excersize every day from playing,swimming and running. Maybe 5 to 10 minutes on agility and one weekly class with the 6 year old.

    After the weave poles are solid, a jump is the most usefull obstical. You dont want to over practice weaves but do need to practice everyday in the beginning..