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Pat W.

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About Pat W.

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    Agility Junkie
  • Birthday 12/09/1960

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    SE Pa
  • Interests
    Agility, Horseback Riding, hiking, reading, fostering for MABCR,
  1. If there is anyone in the Central/Western part of Pa that can help I'd appreciate it. A 3mo old bc/aussie deaf pup needs to be pulled and transported to me asap. I just found out about this baby sorry for the short notice here, but he will be shot by owner if not pulled here is additional info https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151172898414797&set=p.10151172898414797&type=1&theater if you can help contact me at pats8agilepawz@gmail.com Thank you very much Pat W MABCR foster home
  2. If there is anyone in the Central/Western part of Pa that can help I'd appreciate it. A 3mo old bc/aussie deaf pup needs to be pulled and transported to me asap. I just found out about this baby sorry for the short notice here, but he will be shot by owner if not pulled here is additional info https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151172898414797&set=p.10151172898414797&type=1&theater if you can help contact me at pats8agilepawz@gmail.com Thank you very much Pat W MABCR foster home
  3. Greetings and Salutations! I've returned to the board after a very long hiatus. Some of you may remember me when I had my border collies Ashe, Rush,Whim and Meg and my Aussie boy Riley. In that time Ashe,Rush and Riley have crossed over the bridge ( and only Meg and Whim remain. We do have new additions Why? and Gunn, Border Collie and Aussie respectively, all rescues from MABCR. Im still doing agility Whim is at Masters and Gunn is just starting out, Why is retired as agility just was not his cup of tea, so he is a much loved pet, Meg is retired. Im still a foster home for MABCR, my dau
  4. Although I do Nadac and the person I train with is a NADAC judge, I think that Hoopers is the silliest game with no real redeeming qualities...sorry give me USDAA any time
  5. The first is always the best, I remember quiet well the day/class I finally put my ADCH on Ashe
  6. With a savy instuctor agility is great for the timid dog, builds confidence and they actually enjoy it. There are alot of successful agility dogs that started out timid
  7. Little late but sending all good mojo winging its way from PA
  8. I havent seen Susans video, and yes I think that a pro of any kind is held to much higher standards than the rest of us. That said I've been doing agaility for 16 years now and when it comes to running in a tournament, ie DAM, Grand Prix or Steeplechase in front of friends - trainer I stress. Regular classes Im fine, its something that happens to me Im aware of it and have learned to try and find that zen place before stepping to the line. Once Im running Im fine but its the waiting that kills me
  9. Great runs! very nice but I see why everyone said it was so dusty there, how did you like the footing?
  10. Hello Im back havent visited the board in a while - like the new look. Been busy busy busy, earlier this year with redoing house ie painting, repairs, new flooring ect. Then my son's graduation from HS and subsequent grad party with family coming in from FLA and TX. Then getting ready to ship him off to college in VT, and the actual shipping there of. He's in Burlington Vt at Champlain College for Game Design. So getting use to only having 3 people in the house now. Sadly in my hiatus we lost my aussie Riley to unknown causes - long story short he was rushed to the vet at 9:30 am an
  11. What a foster needs: 1) Time enough to heal a broken spirit 2) Patience...Patience...and yet more patience 3) a heart big enough to find a place for a lost soul and not feel over whelmed 4) the ability to say good bye while smiling through the tears 6) understanding that accidents could happen, do happen, will happen, 7) the understanding that not every broken soul can be fixed no matter how hard you try or how much you want to I've been foster for seven years - havent kept any yet but the potential is always there ). I've fostered for as short as 2 weeks, and for as long as 1year
  12. Whim is a barker on course but if none of my gang carry on in their expen its corrected as quickly as possible as I dont like that. On course he barks with excitement and if Im slow in commands. The better I am the quieter he is. As long as he is listening we're ok, if he's arguing the run stops and we gather our brain and witts together and continue on
  13. After 16 years agility and 3 dogs none have suffered an injury due to agilty Ashe ran from age 2 - 13- retired due to age, Rush 3 -12 - retired due to hips, Riley 2-9- retired due to cataracts, Meg 2 - 10 continues to compete, Whim started at 1 yr training is currently 3.5, Why? approx 2 yrs old just started training. All dogs weights were carefully monitored to keep them trim and were warmed up with massage and stretching, as well as a good cool down
  14. Welcome Kevin and Kevins Mom! Thank you for considering a Rescue they make the bestest dogs but then again Im biased with 4 rescues and a foster of my own. Welcome and enjoy the wonderful people here on the list and the endless amount of very helpful info they have to offer
  15. Sounds like some ladder, cavaletti and jump chute work is in order Ladder work: place a common wood ladder or make one out of pvc and put it on the ground, with your dog on leash have him walk through the runds slowly, this will make him lift his feet reward for no ticking of the bars, work both sides when he gets proficient ask him to trot the ladder, work off leash or you can raise the ladder by placing bricks underneath. Cavaletti level 1 - take 4 -5 pcs 5ft 6in dia pvc and cut lengthwise and place in a circle evenly spaced so that one end is closer to the other so it looks like
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