So ever since I started realising Phi's true potential and athleticism I have really wanted to get her into some sports. Agility is definitely one on the top of the list (although I would love to do Dock Diving but no one does it here in Aus , I also like weight pull and lure coursing and have done a little of both with her but I work more than 60 hours a week so finding time for everything is hard!). So we have completed a bunch of courses centered around getting her to work with me off leash, recalls etc and we have done a very basic Agility course which we did well at as well. So I finally decided to get her into a proper agility training with a club with the hopes that if we do well and she enjoys it (I know she will, she loves working and she loves climbing and jumping and running) that we will eventually compete in competitions.
We have our first class on Sunday afternoon, I know Phi will do well. My biggest worry is how well controlled other people's dogs are. My friend went to (a different) agility club and she said the dogs had very little recall and would constantly be coming up to her and her dog. Although Phi is well socialised and is usually fine with most dogs, she doesn't like other dogs encroaching in her space/hassling her when she is working and she does get snarky if they come up to her. SO that will be the biggest issue. I have heard good things about this club though, so I am hoping they have a strict dogs on leash rule when they are not working. I will also take her soft crate to put her in between sessions so other dogs can't just wander up to her.
Anyways I am excited, hopefully all will go well, wish us luck