So here's the scoop on my little Gus-Gus. He is constantly surprising me. We went to a festival at the local dog park on Saturday. They had ear and nail trimming, demos of obedience, tricks, agility, etc. We had the opportunity to let all of our dogs try out the agility course. Well, Stan and Charlie were kinda gooberish, but they went through with some coaxing and pulling on the leash. We didn't even bother with Molly. Gus went through, once again, with lots of treats and pulling on the leash and whatnot.
Well, since the money from the event was going to help the local shelters, I figured I'd enter one of the dogs in the agility competition. Stan and Charlie were just a little too crazy for me and Molly was flat out not interested, so I entered Gus. He competed against a Schnauzer, a German Short-Haired Pointer, a Lab/Golden Retriever mix, and a Jack Russell style mix. The course was 3 hurdles, a tunnel, a jump through a ring, another hurdle, weave poles, and then two more jumps.
Can you believe that Gus won? With the fastest time out of all the dogs before faults, and he had NO faults and all the other dogs did. I'm wondering...have any of you guys heard of Pugs doing agility stuff? I'm pondering joining a somewhat local agility training club, but...it just seems crazy to me that a PUG would take to agility training! I'm flabbergasted! I'm also very proud of my little Gus-Gus Puggy boy.
So...am I crazy to even think of doing this? He is AKC-PAL listed so he could, theoretically at least, win titles and compete in AKC agility trials. I'm not expecting him to win (especially since he would be in a height class with much faster terriers), but winning isn't the point. Is it REALLY possible for a Pug to love doing agility??