Yes brooks, thats Luke. He is a popular show-off in the agility ring, around these here parts, but has been in semi-retirement for over a year due to lameness. The locals miss him.
He is an amazing jumper and abuses his body with his jumping style. He's extremely lithe and agile, but his shoulders are stock straight (like a fox terrier) which makes for a hard landing for large high-jumping dogs.
This year I am going to condition him differently and see if he stays sound to finish his open standard title. He really misses agility. Otherwise he's done and I will have to find him a new job. Probably Rally-O, or freestyle. Something low impact, requiring alot of focus.
Hey Patch! You gonna be at any of the UKC shows up this way this year? I hear there are going to be a few more than the usual Locke ones.
I would love to finally meet you, and I cant wait to meet those pups, and your other guys!
Too bad there arent more good Sch. trainers around here. Trained with a good one for about 6 mos., but became unwelcome after our first trial earning high score and praise from the judge (german) and Willie's Sch B and AD (endurance test). Guess he didnt like the success I was having with my obedience training methods (he insisted "his way" was better, but my dog always learned faster and was more reliable) and the fact that I didnt take it "seriously". I must have been having too much fun...
. He was good trainer at protection though.