Question by jessica: What are some characteristics to look for in a 6-8 week old puppy as a pet and an agility dog?
I’m getting a Shetland Sheepdog. I’m just wondering if there are some signs that it could be potentially good at agility. They are all smart, it is just a very intelligent breed. Also, what kind of exercises can you start with a small pup to learn skills to prepare for agility classes when he/she is older? THANKS!
Answer by sophylakes
speak with AGILITY PEOPLE who are winning with their shelties…. they can refer a breeder…
SEE THE PARENTS,, see their activity levels etc.
as for exercises,,, lay a board flat on the ground, have your pup practice walking on it ( the whole length) THIS MAY NOT BE A SIMPLE AS YOU THINK.
have the pup walk thru a tire standing on the ground
one the dog can walk across the board, put 1 brick ( or book) in the middle underneath , to make a MINIATURE teeter totter,,
*** notice,, no juming involved ,, you must wait til at least 8 months to start in TINY jumps,,,
those should hold you for awhile
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