April 6, 2011

The Agility Trials

Lexi, Nitro and I are very excited to participate in this week's Saturday Pet Blogger Hop. Special thanks goes out to our Blog Hop hosts, Life With Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers, and Confessions of the Plume.

Last weekend we took our 7 month old deaf boxer puppy Nitro to watch the agiltiy trials at Hollins University. I thought this event would be good exposure for him to be around a lot of dogs all at once. Little did I know how excited he would be. After all he has been on a leash for about 6 weeks now from a broken toe. I think I under estimated his excitement. My husband Chris was kind enough to photograph the trials for me and I think he did an amazing job. Here are some photos from the trails.... Happy Blog Hop!

 Me trying to get Nitro's attention. Unfortunately I didn't bring a "high value" treat with me.

 The agility participants walking the course and counting out the strides in between each obstacle.

 After about 5 minutes, Nitro finally started paying attention and making eye contact with me.

 You can actually see our reflection in his eyes (mine and my husband's - he had the camera in his hand).

I thought the smaller dogs were amazing (not to mention adorable).

 Look at this dogs passion and excitement!

 This dog was very fast and didn't miss a beat...


 Look at Nitro's little mug...is it just me or is he so adorable?

 Over the ramp...

 Another cute sheltie!

 The golden did very well also. Agility is great exercise for the dog and owner!

 Zipping through the agility poles...

 We saw lots of shelties and border collies at this agility trial.

 Look at the intense look in this border collie's eyes!


  1. Awesome photos. Love the two different colored eyes. Beautiful. :)

  2. Looks like you all had a great day!

  3. I love the look on Nitro's face! Sage & I just started agility--she seems to love it.

  4. Great photos. It's a shame the weather was kind of gross, but it still looks like everyone had fun. I think I might check into the Wonder Vest for Zoe. I'm thinking red too. Surely Nitro won't mind. :)

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