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  • Perry has been getting pretty good about jumping these barrels. At first he would "bank" them, i.e. jump on and jump off. Lately he has figured out that I want him to clear them. The first picture shows motion blur…...I kind of like the effect. The second is fast enough and a better angle to eliminate the blur.....

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  • Once I get the rest of the acreage fenced in next summer I want to set up one huge agility course for the dogs.

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  • I love these photos. I've always thought it so cute seeing their paws tucked up under the way they do when then jump.

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  • That second shot is really good! Great job Perry! Buddy would love that course!

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    A giant agility course sounds great. I know mine would love one. Lovely pictures.

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  • Looks like Perry has a nice jumping form. I think most basenjis do with very little training. At least that's been my experience.

    And I have to say, it IS wonderful having a dedicated agility field in your back yard. :D

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  • I wouldn't have a clue how to teach a dog better form, but if I was dealing with a horse I would be doing grid work with nice little square oxers to get the knees snapped up quickly, along with "bounce" jumps to work on bascule. I have been encouraging Perry to jump natural obstacles around the farm. It would take some work to get him to jump a rail that he could easily run under. As with most Basenjis, he would prefer to take the easy way out. Here's a typical "farm" obstacle….

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  • Looks like an agility star in the making :D

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  • @renaultf1:

    I love these photos. I've always thought it so cute seeing their paws tucked up under the way they do when then jump.

    I agree! They look just like a horse at a jumping event. What a determined look he has on his face. Priceless!

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  • FANTASTIC pictures. OMG want to borrow Cara for a few weeks? Sadly I don't have that kind of space but I guess I could get one barrel.

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