So this past weekend Riley and I headed to Salt Lake City for a Teacup Dog Agility Association Judging Clinic. So for two days we had classroom work along with course set up, followed by a 2 day Trial hosted by Beehive Small Dog Agility Club. I do have to say I had a great time, but I had forgot my phone when I left. Yup, 4.5 days of not having a phone was not fun. So unfortunately I did not have a camera either, or else you would be watching some great videos. On Saturday, our venue, Davis County Fairgrounds in Farmington, was also the host of the Davis County Dog Fair. There were vendors, rescue groups and also Course A’ Lure. Since we were finished with our day, we headed over to Course A’ Lure. Since it was very hot, mid 90’s, and Riley had been sleeping most of the day, I really didn’t think she would go for it. So I paid my $10 (discounts given if you ran more than 1 run) and thought what the heck we’ll give it a try. So I lined Riley up and they presented this little fox tail which immediately go her attention and off we were. I ran most of the course with her to give her a little incentive. I was soooo proud of her when we finished. I thought we were done, but once I took her off the course she caught site of that little tail. OMG!! She was so excited and wanted to go after it I had trouble holding on to her. So I thought lets go again!! I waited about 15 minutes and soaked her in water to make sure she was cool. This time I lined her up at the start line and they presented the little tail again… boy she perked up and away she went. The whole time I am screaming ‘Look at my Shih Tzu, Look at my Shih Tzu!!!’ She ran the course all on her own and this time she was moving. I think the course was approximately 600 yards and was ran in 47 seconds. YOU GO RILEY!!!
I had a couple of people tell me about AKC and how I can title her there for Lure Coursing… so it’s something I am looking into. I find it amazing on how much we can do with our little dogs. Shih Tzu’s are very hearty and versatile, they are not just a little lap dog!
Here is the video from the company, Course A’Lure… please enjoy.
What is Lure Coursing?