If you've been following our blog, you'll remember Bryson's previous not-entirely-positive experience with agility.
We left that class feeling discouraged, having been told "if you can't get him to play tug, you might as well not come to class". Bryson just seems to think that tugging is a waste of his precious energy, and we couldn't persuade him otherwise. We thought his career in agility is over before it even began...
But after chatting with other corgi people recently, we realized that many corgis who do well in agility aren't necessarily tuggy either.
And so when we heard that the San Francisco SPCA is holding an all-corgi agility class this month, we decided to give ourselves a second chance!
And what a difference a new class makes! Everyone was supportive and encouraging, and we were so relieved that we didn't have to play tug! (I know, it's silly). At the first class this past weekend, Bryson seemed to be able to pickup right where he left off. He even got onto the teeter (a very low one), A-frame and dog walk, all equipments that he hasn't touched before.
We were just happy that we have a nice, relaxed environment where he can stretch his short little legs, and we can entertain ourselves watching all those wiggly corgi butts! We'll try to get a movie clip next week of all the corgi action. Stay tuned!
Bryson and a few of his classmates listening (or not) to instructions. (Tryst is actually a veteran in agility, just doing demo for the rookies). On this particular day, there were actually more teachers/assistants than there were students! We enjoyed the extra attention :)