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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Speedy Shaymus & Our Other Agility Stars

I swear there are several of our clients doing agility with their dogs that are going to have to organize a human agility exercise program, just to keep in tip top shape to keep up with their speedy agility dogs.

Lynn reports that Shaymus has increased his speed phenomenally with their new trainer and it's getting harder for her to keep up with him. Here are the recent photos she's sent me.

look at that tight turn after the tire

flying over the bar jump

Lynn says ... "He now has his Advanced AAC Games title, his Intermediate CKC Standard and Jumpers with Weaves Title and one leg of his Excellent Jumpers With Weaves in CKC with a first place. He needs one more Standard Q in AAC to be in Masters everything. He is a really fun Steeplechaser too."

I guess they get added to these ones too!


I'm having problems keeping track of every one's titles, they are racking up so quickly ...

Kate is doing well with her new girl Tula, and her Panda still can show the young ones at 13+ yrs of age how it's done, plus she's considering entering him in the Novice C division of obedience trials this summer just for the fun of it.

Linda is going strong with ATCH Gryphon (he's featured in the recent issue of Sheltie Pacesetter), plus he just added 2 more 1st place & Best Runs earning his Master Steeplechase Dog of Canada Title. He needs 3 more standard runs to get his Bronze Award of Merit, and BPIS Ch Whistler (a Travis brother) is tearing up the course in his training.

Chantelle is working hard with both her Travis (sister to our Ch Chinook), and new boy Indie.

Jack has his spiked shoes on, as his girl Tic is keeping his heart rate up with her speed.


Kav April 13, 2011 at 12:40 PM  

Great action shots. Wondering how one gets involved in agility. You mentioned that Lynn and Shaymus had a new trainer. I always thought that the owner was also the trainer...or at least going to a class to be taught how to do it.

Shelamo Shelties April 13, 2011 at 2:33 PM  

There are many places around Ottawa that teach agility where you can start, and/or do it just for fun. Some people, when they get serious about competitions can drive 1-2 hrs to see an instructor (trainer) to help them train their own dog in specific areas.

Anonymous,  April 13, 2011 at 9:20 PM  

Truffles and I have a very patient and knowledgeable agility coach named Chad, who has been working with us for the last year. We're both beginners to the sport, and while not very fast, enjoy the challenges it presents.


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