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Charlie in the Agility Ring at the Show

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I forgot about Charlie trying out for agility at the cat show. He didn't want to do it after several trys to get his attention - but it was fun to see if he would even get on anything

Here's his "attempt"

http://www.labcorner.com/CatShow5.jpg
post #2 of 13
He is so pretty he doesn't need to do anything but just stand there
post #3 of 13
He is such a gorgeous guy! Now you can buy those "animal steps" that help older cats/dogs climb onto a bed or sofa and practice with him on those!
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
He gets on anything at home - I think it was just a case of "everything new" to him that he didn't want to do it.
post #5 of 13
Hehehehe - I can just imagine my Abys doing the same thing!!!!
post #6 of 13
Well maybe in a few months hell put on a show
post #7 of 13
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I did hold him and let him watch the agility videos on the CFA website before he went - they even had another ocicat doing it (on the video) - I just wonder WHICH oci it was
post #8 of 13
He is still young...
post #9 of 13
Maybe next time he won't be overawed and distracted by the surroundings and do better at it

I think this is one class that Radar could excel in, he's not calm enough to sit still whilst being handled by judges, but he can hit 30mph easily and can leap at least 6' into the air and has been known to sail over my head on occasion. I don't think we have cat agility classes in the UK at the moment though I would consider entering him if they did - but I have to ask, is there like an enclosure which stops bonkers cats like my Radar from taking off across the showring and causing havoc?
post #10 of 13
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Yep - its like a giant cage that the jumps, tunnels, etc are set up in - no worry about Radar escaping
post #11 of 13
Was that an "ICAT" agility course? I don't recall seeing the set of steps in the courses we ran our bengals on. Maybe they are incorporating different obstacles now.
I know that kittens do best on these courses. They can be so focused on chasing "the prey". The adults seem more interested in checking everything out, taking their own sweet time.

Will you try Charlie again? Maybe you can make a special "high interest" toy for him, that he only gets to play with on special occasions. That way he'll be excited to see it for an agility run.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
It was the agility at the CFA show - they have the steps, jumps, tunnels and weave poles set up. It was a feather toy - he really goes after that at home. It think it just was everything new. Not sure which shows would have the agility stuff - would have to look up the ones I might be going to.
post #13 of 13
He is so handsome!
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