I began to look for more. I remember wondering if earning titles and ribbons were really making any kind of a difference in anyone’s life, especially my own. And although the dogs I worked with were always treated with goodness and respect and they engaged in the competitions willingly for me, I don’t think I was offering them much in the way of a quality life. Also, while traveling and trialing, I had regularly witnessed the mistreatment of dogs, by their owners and/or trainers, in the name of training and competing. I slowly came to the opinion that when humans are involved in formal games, ego and winning can quickly overshadow the objective of fun activity and the joy of companionship with a dog.
I left that world behind me, and I now prefer to engage in the work of helping pet owners realize their goal of a quality companionship with their dogs.
It is my belief that the owners of pet dogs/canine family companions today need something positive and stress relieving to do with their dogs. Agility training need not be only for the serious competitor. The average pet dog owner can derive great pleasure and benefit from participating in agility training. There is great value in engaging in this game both to help build your dog’s confidence, and to help build a balanced relationship between you and your dog. My classes using agility equipment focus on fun. I call them agility play classes. ~Myrph
Come to Myrph’s agility play classes if:
- You are looking for something fun to do with your dog.
- You would like to improve your relationship with your dog.
- You would like to increase your dog’s obedience skills.
- You would enjoy meeting other people who like to do fun things with their dog.