I probably babble on about dog agility training more than is natural and/or healthy, but today I’m going to talk about why; pride.
My little munchkin, my baby, my world, is an absolute super star at agility, and she absolutely adores it too. She took to it really well when we first started puppy training, she loved being up high on certain equipment, and still does, but she’s come on in leaps and bounds.
We have been training for about a year and a half now and she has progressed really well, quickly learning the names of each piece of equipment and what to do on it, well, apart from the weave, and listening to me to find out where she needs to go next.
Today we went to our first Spanish advanced agility class run by The Dog Academy, it was a brilliant session, only 3 dogs in our class so we got a lot in and plenty of tips and tricks from the trainer. TiLi was very interested in snuffling around today and was a bit wary of the see-saw on one of the courses but you can see the joy in her face while she’s doing it, she just loves it so much, and I love being a part of that with her.
There aren’t words to describe how proud I am of her and our agility training journey, of how much effort she puts in to it. She is a little joy to work with on the courses, even though sometimes she disappears up the dog walk or behind me! She flies over the jumps and charges up the A-Frame and over the dog walk. She makes me so happy; seeing her enjoyment and sense of fun at the challenges she faces on the course reminds me to try to find the joy and fun in the challenges life presents me.
She is a constant source of love and fun for me. And of course Rupert Bear is a little love too, but for him agility is a spectator sport now!