So as I continue with the A to Z challenge, I realized I can’t find a darn thing in agility that starts with the letter K! At least when I look at agility terminology. But in my own personal universe and how it relates to agility I have Kyra.
I had seen agility on TV , but had never been to a trial. All dogs I had prior were just a part of the family. Yes they all knew how to sit, lay down, walk nicely on a leash, shake and even speak, but nothing more than that. Having grown up showing horse, I had that competitive spirit within me, but horses were out of the question at the time.
For her first year I trained her all the basics. And boy do I wish I knew then what I knew know about clicker training, she would have been unstoppable. But after she turned one year old enrolled her in her first beginning agility class. She excelled learning everything very easily but she was also strongly motivated by food and would do almost anything for a treat!
I never fully gave up on Kyra and agility. Kyra did compete a few times after we moved back. But not having an RV and with my hubby in law school, fund were a little tight which made competing difficult. But even as she was getting up there in years she was still awesome in the field!
Kyra was the sweetest dog I have ever known. There was never a mean bone in her body Everyone that met her would say the same thing, ‘she is so sweet’. I sometimes wonder, do we choose the dog, or does the dog choose us. That there is some special force in this universe that leads the dog we are to be with to us. I am the luckiest girl in the world for Kyra choosing me.