Hi, Abbie here. Just had to tell you how PROUD I am of our Mr Darcy.
I didn’t want to take him to agility. He is a big clod hopper with huge muscles and a lazy attitude. He is protective over me, hates strangers touching him and has turned into a Mummy’s boy. He’s also a dominant player with other animals. Friendly but dominant. So I’m always wary of crowds of dogs and Mr Darcy. I always take Miss Hannah to the fun events. But that all changed last night when I decided it wasn’t fair on Mr Darcy and he was going to agility.
Jumps, tunnels, ramps and see saws. Heavy, lazy dog with some behavioural issues. What could go wrong? Well, to my slight disbelief, absolutely nothing! He was great with the other big dogs. Ignored the small ones when I told him to. Excelled at jumping. Braved the ramp and seesaw with only a small hint of worry on his first try. Finally flew through the tunnels after I did it first. Even did weaving perfectly.
That dog has the moves! He also didn’t take his eyes off me when on the course and did everything with a wagging tail.
I’m sorry I ever doubted you big boy! You were born to jump.