Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:20 PM
Since your dog is only one, you do not want to be doing a lot of jumping. At this point, you mainly want to focus on handling skills on the flat - but your dog needs to know how to go through standards (the posts that hold up the jump bars). If I was starting out, I would build some jumps (and maybe buy a tunnel since most dogs LOVE to blast through tunnels) to practice handling techniques. I would probably leave the jump bars on the ground or only at the 4" level until you and your dog have learned some handling techniques. At this point, you do not have a lot invested so if you decide agility is not for you, no big loss. (you can always sell the tunnel if you buy one).
"Folks will know how large your soul is by the way you treat a dog." Charles F. Duran