"Well. Why don't you?"
And as though she understood, Molly ran perfectly for me in class. "I'm ready for a trial, Mum!" She took tunnels without hesitation, ran straight lines over jumps, slammed into weave poles like a boss and acted like a real agility dog.
We will be playing CPE Agility, that is a no brainer. The world of agility is very confusing and intimidating for me, and I love that CPE seems to be a friendly crowd, with fun and do-able entry level courses.
Molly and I will start in Level One and trial all weekend. We will do two Standard Runs, a Jumpers Run, Colors Run and a Full House Run.
I have no idea what will happen. Will Molly not like the unfamiliar equipment? Will she act confused? Over excited? Will I be the most confused one of all and blow the whole thing?
What I do know is that if I wait until Molly and I are perfect, I will be waiting a long time. I think that trialing in CPE is our next step up for learning the sport, enjoying it, and meeting a wider range of like minded and knowledgeable people.
As ever, playing agility with a pitbull, I feel like I have something to prove. Molly and I really MUST do well, to "show people". To show people that my former stray, my "unpredictable" breed that no one does agility with, can be a Good Dog.
I can't wait. :)
|Spring 2012, play agility and contact practice at Glen Highland Farm. Photo Credit - David Deacon.|