There are lots of great books on agility. You can make your own set ups also(little less than out of the dog books). My manager has 2 labs that do agility. She buys all the pvc piping and makes her own. You can also by one of the kids tunnels from a toy store or Ikea to teach them to go through. Treats always work well with these types of runs, until you get in the ring, not aloud to use treats then. I wish my cocker would do it, she is so fast, but she gets her nose to the ground and just starts sniffing at everything. She would be a great little hunter. You should really try it, very enjoyable not only for the dog but for you. I love to go to the shows see all the different breed and how excited the pets get to show their stuff.
Hello, I am currently training my aussie to do agility and she is great at jumping and weaving!! She may take a while to get used to the contact obstacles and tunnels, however you should normally wait three months after getting them fully trained and know what they are doing so you can perfect your handling and the little things that will cost you some time.Spend extra time with your dog to gain more trust,I know this will sound crazy but i put my dog in a tree on a low to ground bush and let her lean on me so she knows I won't drop her and she'll have more trust in me, you can also do this on contact obstacles.
this is fun. i have been working with mine too. bought a little kids tunnel at ikea to work with her in the back yard. she hasnt gotten the weaves yet, but the tunnel she loves. takes a while. there are lots of great books on agility. go to home depot, buy your pvc and make your own jumps, alot less expensive than buying them out of a pet supply book.