What rot. I have seen some robotic dogs but the majority of good agility dogs are just your average dog & still makes mistakes. I'm not into how over top some get when they think their way is the only way & get so focused on their choosen dog sport but as a sport(not a way of life) I can see no problem with doing some basic agility with your dog.
And for those that do live & breath 1 particular dogs sport I'm happy as long as it makes them happy & they don't try & force feed it to me, lol.
I think you should be appluaded for doing something positive with your dog & time.
Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........