Agility Title for Rescue Dog Who Became a CPT Student
May 19, 2008
On Sunday May 18, CPT competition agility student Cathy Allred and her rescue dog, Lucy, an Australian Shepherd Mix, completed their first agility title- USDAA Performance Jumpers 1. They next plan to participate at the more difficult Performance Jumpers 2 level.
When Cathy first enrolled Lucy at CPT, she never contemplated competing in agility. Her primary goal was teaching Lucy some basic obedience commands and reducing Lucy’s anxiety amidst new people and in new environments. However, as Lucy graduated from Beginner Obedience and Intermediate Obedience and started participating in Beginner Agility, Cathy noticed that Lucy was growing in confidence and receiving more joy from life.
Thus, Cathy continued into Intermediate, Advanced and Competition Agility and Advanced Obedience. Lucy is now much more obedient, significantly more confident, and a far more pleasant pet. Furthermore, Cathy looks forward to attending agility class with Lucy and regularly observes the tangible benefits of her enrollment.
According to Cathy, “Lucy could be a poster child for why it’s worth the effort. CPT trainers explain the psychology behind the actions, have homework for us, and goals. CPT Agility Trainer Holly Schmidt goes way beyond what is expected. I could not have achieved Lucy’s agility title without the folks at CPT Training.”
If you are interested in learning more about how CPT can improve the quality of life of an anxious pet and improve the overall pet owning experience, please stop by or contact the CPT office by phone at 770-396-6433.