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    Hi,

    I'm Amy, I'm lucky enough to sharing my life with a beautiful 21 month old Saluki girl, Bella. We've been doing a bit have showing and have just started obedience lessons with the hope of giving agility a go eventually.
    I'm studying at uni at the moment, focusing on biodiversity & conservation and animal behaviour.

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    Welcome sounds like a great combination of ambitions

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    Gday,
    Hope ya enjoy the forum. There's heaps of great info on here.


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    Welcome Amy

    Saluki are gorgeous dogs. I don't think I've ever seen one doing agility - but there are some whippets out there so I'm sure a Saluki could do it. Look up agility foundation exercises (start line stays and releases and recalls and tug rewards and body awareness games and shadow handling) and practice those, along with right side heel work as well as the left side. If you get to the end of obedience class and your dog has never done any right side heel work - some agility courses can be a bit hard.

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    to the forum Amy!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    PS right side heeling is also useful in this sport...

    dances with dogs (aka DWD)

    2012 Adelaide Royal 1st Place in Starters Heelwork to Music - YouTube

    apparently the ability to keep time or dance is not important.

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    Hi Amy

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    Hi Amy, I'm also owned by a Saluki, young Brocky aged 6 months.

    He's a bit of a monster but totally loveable.

    Saluki's are so athletic agility should be a walk in the park, provided of course you can convince her it was all her idea - such is a Saluki.

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    Thanks for the warm welcome!
    I'll definitely look up agility foundation work, I'm sure it will be very helpful. I know there are quite a few Salukis doing agility in the US, and they certainly have the athleticism for it, I do think the challenge will be convincing her to go in the direction I want her to! It may take a little convincing!

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    Hi 'salukibel' and to you and your pup !

    If Biscuit the greyhound can get a heap of letters after his name - your pup can also !

    Yes - dealing with sighthounds could be said to be demanding on the owner - but with love, understanding and patience - you both will always win out in the end !!!!!!!

    Heaps of Good Luck Wishes !

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