Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Startline Stays

So Ive been trying to fix Miley's startline stay.   On Monday I help teach a beginning agility class.  There are only 2-3 people in the class so "T" and I run our dogs too. We are working on handling skills.  So this week I decided enough is enough.  Im going by Meagan's "No Stay, No Play" policy. If she doesnt stay at the start line, she goes back in her crate and looses her turn. Well guess what, she didnt break all night.  But it will happen again.  And Im sticking by that policy.   Anyway, I was talking to "T" in some emails about start line stays and his dog has this issue too.  So here is his reply he sent me.  It had me cracking up but you probably have to have this issue to find this funny. Maybe not...

"I am just worn out by this whole start line thing.  They should do agility like they do NASCAR, you get to warm up for a few laps, then they wave a flag to start when you are at full speed!   Plus, in horse racing and dog racing, they put them in a box and open the door when its time.  And, the jockeys are already on the horses!  I've even seen pig races (at a steakhouse in Montana) and the pigs don't have to have a start line stay.  Pigs are smarter than dogs.  So, why, WHY do they do things this way in agility?  Rubberized contacts, weave pole spacing, displaceable tires ... who cares!  The real tragedy in the sport is the start line stay."


Way to funny and had me cracking up.


When I got home today this was posted on facebook.   Too funny. This is for you "T"







12 comments:

Ricky the Sheltie said...

That commercial is hilarious!!

Are pigs seriously smarter than dogs? No pig is smarter than me! LOL!

manymuddypaws said...

that's how i fixed wicca's stay!!! it totally works for a dog that loves agility.

Kathy said...

Too funny, the commercial and the start line stay thoughts!

Lian said...

LOL! Your post crack me up this morning. I am about to go training, now, I am thinking ... startline stay? Maybe not today! Love it!

Sara said...

Now all I can picture is Miley in a box and bursting out of the gate at a racetrack! She could really beat the horses on a track, even if she had to do an a-frame, teeter, weaves on her way.

Too funny.

Patti and DeBoys said...

Thank you for the LAUGH this morning. We so can relate...going to have to try your tactic on Tytus -- no stay no play!

Morganne said...

LOL! Love it (and I do have a startline stay). I wonder if you should recommend a "startline box" next time the AKC BOD meets to discuss rule changes.

Marie said...

Pretty funny! I think even with Miley in a starting gate, she'd be hard to keep up with. I don't know how you do it!

Brittany said...

Haha, that is so true! The commercial is great too!

Priscilla said...

Too funny! Wish I will do some start line with Eva one day!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my god that was the funniest commercial ever. Love it! Thanks for the laugh.

Diane

OBay Shelties said...

Zaz and Itzy think start lines are overrated also. :-) LOVE the commercial!