Yessiree Bob! Tomorrow I will be heading to the Tulsa Expo Square to photograph, talk to owners, to pet dogs, generally luxuriate in the bazillion dogs gathered for the AKC National Agility Trials here in Tulsa! Dog agility taken to the max! And what does that mean for y’all?
First, and I’m being horribly honest here, probably a lot of Australian Shepherd and Border Collie photos. How could I not?
Second, great photos for future breed posts (the breed info posts have come to be my favorite part of the week).
Third, I’ll be learning about dog agility, then talking more about it here, maybe alternating Thursdays.
Fourth, I’m hoping to meet dog bloggers, trainers, owners who will be highlighted here in the future. People like the Bad Dog trainers.
As to the third point, learning about dog agility, I have ulterior motives, as I believe I’ve mentioned in the past.
I want to teach my chickens agility.
I know that using Jones Natural Chews as incentive won’t work for my chickens. They like meat, but not dog chews. Have you seen the chicken agility videos?
I think I’m going to have to use mealworms.
Here’s what I’m afraid of – I’m afraid of coming off as a crazy person if I ask people at a national dog agility event what they think of training chickens.
I’m also afraid that if I entered my chickens in an event, the dogs would eat them. It will probably be best to keep it in my back yard.
Seriously, though, I’m looking forward to the dog agility trials. I will be attending both Friday and Saturday. Will any of you be there? Anyone? Here’s the brief blurb from the AKC page regarding time and location:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]WHEN: March 15-17, 2013
Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
WHERE: EXPO Square 4145 East 21st, Tulsa, OK 74114
Please do not bring un-entered dogs[/quote]
The really cool part for y’all? The final round of the championship will be available via live feed here.
Back to agility in my backyard – one of the reasons I wanted the chicks was so I could begin training them as soon as they’re old enough to live outside. Aragorn (I’m mortified that I’ve been misspelling her name) is sure to be a contender. Looks how beautifully she’s developing. And that tiny tail!!!
This wee one –
has enough attitude to be a winner, don’t you think?
So tomorrow I’ll be at the Expo center. Please shoot me a line if you’re going to be in town. I’d love to meet you! And subscribe to this blog, since you won’t want to miss the agility trial coverage!
Until I write again …