Thursday, June 3, 2010


The video below came across one of my email lists, and I'm so very glad I took the time to watch it. In this region we have the privilege of watching Angie Benacquisto run her Rat Terrier Dylan quite a lot. They are an incredible team to watch; dog and handler completely in tune with each other at top speed.

But what I really, really like about this video is the beginning. If you watched them run today, you would have no idea these video clips existed. As I'm bringing on a new dog and working through a tough issue with another, it is great to be reminded that great dogs and great agility teams don't start out being great. They are built over time. They are built through trust, hard work, never giving up and believing in each other. And when you do all those things, that's when the magic happens. Ian taught me about that magic, and it's a good thing to remember as my girls work on their journey.


Deanna N. Fit said...

ahh deb that made me tear. I too have been having some agility issues and still searching for answers to fix it. Even if it takes us years to get it... we'll get there. At the end of the day its you and your dog... and thats whats most important.. =,)
ahh.. i love my puppers. thanks =)

Training my Mammoth said...

I love this video!

I had never heard of that team until I watched the NAC online. I ordered it through AgilityVision and watched it.

When they ran, they immediately got my attention. Dylan is fast but so accurate, too! They're a billion times more impressive to me than any of the border collie teams that were there.

I agree, I especially like the beginning.

PS~ Thanks for your advice on video cameras, I got myself a JVC Everio too, and I LOVE it!