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World Agility Championships 2010 (74)

May 18, 2010

 I struck it lucky last week, or more specifically two people struck out. My friend was let down by both the people who were meant to be attending the World Agility Championships with her. Such a shame. I was sad for oh, about two seconds, before I realised that the email everyone in the agility club I had received was offering us tickets. Sorry, ME(!) tickets. As long as I got back to her quickly. Oh there are definitely some benefits of getting your email to your phone!

I’m a bit of an agiity newbee, so I was really excited about going and seeing the best in the world competiting. The WAC is held every other year, in a different country each time, which is another reason to not say no… it was only a few hours from us this year, next year it could be in NZ or Oz.

Talking of NZ and Oz, they had to borrow dogs to compete with, talk about making your job five times harder! But you know what, one of the New Zealand handlers won her section with a borrowed dog so it just goes to show it can be done.

Russia pretty much swept the board. They had clear hand signals and direction, they were fast and driven.

I learnt a whole lot, and now I want to compete. Me and Rory have only had two agility lessons so far but i’m super keen. You would not believe how much a learnt about tactics and how to run a dog. And even about the different styles of training.

I am so ready. Bring on the tests, and maybe in a couple of years we’ll be competing at the World Championships. You never do know, do you?

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  1. August 24, 2010 1:31 pm

    Wow! That was one hell of a round. We’ve just started competing but love agility. Don’t think we’ll ever make the World Championships but it’s good to have something to aspire to right? Were there any non-collies competing?

    • sorayaleila permalink*
      August 24, 2010 3:36 pm

      I know. Me and Rory are not even close. We struggle with certain vital things, like straight lines! There were non-collies competing. Just some of the other breeds were Corgis, a Golden Retriever, a Chinese Crested, a Westie, Shelties and several cross-breeds. No Labradoodles though, I think there might be a gap in the market…

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