First Agility Win For Nikki And Rio
Rio earned his very first agility win!
Way back in July 2018, I had HUGE plans for the new little Cocker Spaniel puppy that just bounced into my life.
He was adorable, full of life, fearless, and quickly became my best friend.
The world changed
We worked hard for 16 months, training whenever possible. Building our relationship and bond, focus, play and skills.
We had planned to start competing spring 2020, however, the world had other plans! Into lockdown we went.
I was crushed, frustrated, annoyed.
However, took the opportunity to continue training.
Autumn 2021 – we finally made our agility debut!
Everything is opening up again, things are *almost* back to normal. We finally got to make our debut.
Well that was scary/exciting (its all the same feeling right?)
Our first competition in Nottingham, I’ll admit was nervewracking. But we came home with our first grade 1 win!!!! I’m so so proud of him. He handled the pressure brilliantly.
We even got complimented on our amazing weave skills by a top team GB handler! (I just pointed and off he went!)
Our hard work is now paying off. I can’t wait for our journey to continue. Rio really is a dog in a million, and above all, my best friend.
(Below is our winning run! Agility Nuts – September 18th 2021)