Saturday, July 21, 2007

Champion Dog





On Monday nights Jojo takes Max to dog obedience and agility training classes. He is not particularly gifted in obedience, but he likes hanging out at the fair grounds with his dog friends. We had high hopes that he would do well in agility, because he can jump all the way to the top of the screen door when he wants in and he can run like the wind when he escapes from our fence. However, they don't ask the dogs to do those things in agility training. They have to run a course, in the right order, and use a timer. It was like one of those poetry exercises! I really had a lot of sympathy for the dogs. But Max prevailed. He only ran away twice and ran through all the obstacles faster than the other two dogs in his class. So, he got both a white ribbon (for subpar performance) and a Champion trophy for beating out the two other dogs. We are so proud.

4 comments:

Talia said...

Way to go, Max. What sort of breed is he? Not all breeds/dogs have the same gits. So he's not gifted in agility...I'm sure he has others that haven't been measured.

Charmi said...

Max is a mutt. He has the gift of being tall enough to swipe food off the counter without jumping.

Talia said...

They say mutts are generally smarter than pure breeds...not so much inbreeding.

Charmi said...

Well, he is a lot smarter than our yellow lab, that's for sure. So he has that going for him. But he doesn't love swimming like she does. I've been working with him on the swimming thing. He's now brave enough to wade. It's very ironic that the dogs I love the most are the ones that give me the most trouble.