He’s better at agility than I am

Toka proved that he is far (far) better at agility than his handler this weekend.  Somehow, despite me, he rocked four classes at a two-day CPE trial, ending up with four first place finishes and 2 shiny new titles.

Every mistake that we made were due to my unclear cues – and yet, despite these, he somehow pulled it together enough to succeed.  Toka loves this sport.  He loves to run, jump, climb and be athletic.

We are lucky that there’s a fantastic agility center – Paws for Thoughts Farm – a mere 40 minutes from home.  We’re even luckier that our initial agility classes were with Loretta Mueller.  Ever thought ‘there’s no way that someone could learn agility through on-line classes? ‘  Guess again. That’s how Toka got his rock-solid foundation in the sport.

Here’s Toka, resting after his fun-filled and successful weekend.

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And here’s Toka showing what he *really* thinks about his ribbons and titles:  Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 5.38.19 PM

This weekend tired him out.  Last night he slept right through dinner prep.  I left his fine cuisine near his head as he slept solidly; when I checked 15 minutes later, his bowl was licked clean and he was snoozing again.

Here’s a vid of one of his runs yesterday.

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