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August 6, 2015

Penny’s Been Framed!

Penny’s guilty of plenty of crimes, but this week she’s been framed. Not in the criminal sense though. I picked up some pvc piping and built this frame for Penny While it does make a convenient Ridgeback-sized photo frame, that’s not why I built it
Penny’s guilty of plenty of crimes, but this week she’s been framed. Not in the criminal sense though.

I picked up some pvc piping and built this frame for Penny

While it does make a convenient Ridgeback-sized photo frame, that’s not why I built it either

The frame is a training tool for Penny’s agility class. In order to work on our homework I built the frame for us to practice with. The idea is to train Penny to move her whole body in and out of the frame in a straight line.

With a few treats at stake, Penny’s quickly picked up the skill. But so has Eko

He’s gone so far as to stage a few sit-ins during our training sessions

Which then leads Penny to defend her turf

Despite the aforementioned hiccups, the training is coming along nicely and we’re putting the lessons to use in class.

Whether on jumps, the a-frame or anywhere else, the pvc signals to Penny how I want her to take on that piece of equipment

With this new guidance system installed, Rocketship Penny is finally learning how to steer

As always, we still have plenty more to practice. But the decision to register for this agility class continues to provide opportunities to improve our training and communication.

And yes, it also provides opportunities for some fun photos too. Eko was pretty smitten with his shadow

I signed up for the agility class with the idea of Penny soaring to great heights. However, we’ve spent most of our time with our feet on the ground and I’m glad for that. We’ll get to flying, but not until we’re ready.

Comments for Penny’s Been Framed!

  1. Victoria says:

    you need to put up a video of her training so far – i’d love to see how she progresses- you two seem to have this training down pat

  2. No doubt Penny will be a rocket on the agility course, but one that’s been well trained. Love the photo of Eko checking out his handsome profile shadow. 🙂

  3. the shadow picture looks great :o) I would like to see a video too, Penny-movies are always the best :o)

  4. Kismet says:

    Eko wants in on the treat deal also and I can’t blame him. Penny, if she’s real smart, will play dumb and not always do what you want so the training and the treats keep flowing.

  5. What a bright (and shiny) Penny! Khoi would have grabbed the frame and taken off. He loves anything plastic. I’ve seen him carry some very awkward things. Pretty comical. I think he likes the sound of laughter.
    Can’t wait for the Agile Penny videos.

  6. Genevieve says:

    Go, Penny! Straight through the frame. With Eko learning close behind – marching to his own drummer.

  7. coastingnz says:

    I love that Eko wants to be involved too but Penny is kinda of saying – big fella this one is all me! They are adorable – please give them big hugs from NZ.

  8. Emmadog says:

    Cute photo frame, but also pretty interesting concept for teaching. Go Penny!

  9. She’s catching on fast – I had no doubts about that! 🙂

  10. Fozziemum says:

    Go Penny ..and Eko..looks like the smartest kids in school 🙂 🙂

  11. fredrieka says:

    whoooo hoooo goooooo

  12. Clowie says:

    I love that photo of them both in the “frame”!

    It sounds like you’ll both have lots of fun at agility – and that’s the main thing.

  13. your going to have your own agility course at home in no time

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