If I were to ask my dog what his favorite obstacle was- assuming of course, he could speak- his answer would be either the rocker board, or the tunnel. There’s something about tunnels he just loves!
In, out, through, and faster and faster he’ll go, just for fun, for no other reason than he can and it’s a blast!
I wish we had NADAC in the area, so he could play in tunnelers! Although I have the distinct feeling he would lose his ever-loving little mind if there were tunnels, tunnels everywhere!
For his adoption-day in October, he might be getting another one, but shhh, don’t tell him! 🙂 he’ll get too excited and start offering behaviors. A dog and his tunnel, it’s a beautiful, multi-splendored thing.
One loves the weave poles, all jumps, tunnels, basically everything but the table ….. just too boring I guess 🙂
And the younger one can get sucked into the tunnels. It reminds me of a pinball machine when they get going & shoot in & out at high speed.
My Sheltie, Amber, also loves the tunnel. I just smile inside and out watching her having so much fun!!!
I have two practice tunnels in the backyard, and my dogs love to chase each other through them. When I play tug with Bandit, he likes to take his toy into the tunnel, and then tease me by coming to the edge, and withdrawing when I make a lunge for the toy.
My dog Cheyenne, a sheltie/pom, is crazy for tunnels as well. It was the first event she qualified in at NADAC and still her favorite. She can get the “zoomies” and still stay on course.
My sheltie just loves EVERYTHING, talk about being lucky.
My sheltie also loves tunnels, though he seems almost equally taken with the dogwalk. Once, there was some gunfire in a field near the park in which our agility classes were being held. A shot rang out just as my doggie started the course. He went over the first jump, into the tunnel…and suddenly, my instructor said, “I don’t know where your dog went!” I did; he was in the tunnel, hiding from the gunfire!
I have 3 terriers and that is the most fun they have at agility training is the tunnels. So what I do is if they are not so good in something and we have time after class, we practice on the not so good and then when they do the behavior on the equipment they are supposed to, I end the class with letting them go in and out of the tunnels a couple of times. It lets them know that when they give an appropriate behavior on an obstacle, they then get to play and it makes all the difference in the world! I wish I had a bigger yard to have some equipment.