|#1 AgMChV Xtacee The Sixth Sense XPV, AgSC, AgMXJV2
Call name: “Foomin”
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Owner/Handler: Lisa Zassowski
How long have you been training dogs? Fourteen years.
List other events you participate in with your dogs. In the past, tracking, herding, obedience, protection. Currently, lure coursing.
Most memorable win/trial in 2016? After Foomin successfully completed the distance portion of one run of Gamblers at the AAC regionals, the judge turned to everyone watching, spread his arms, and announced, “See? It’s so easy! That’s how you do it!” Foomin’s specialty is running distance courses in a smooth manner. I felt proud that her performance was recognized by, and seemed to impress, a judge at a high-level event.
Favourite obstacle? Anything that lets her go, go, go! Her legs may be short, but she enjoys stretching them. Foomin loves to do her “job,” and her job is running agility. She doesn’t even want me right by her side, running with her. Just tell her where to go, and she will find it and do it right away. She also enjoys the end, leaving the ring, because that means it’s time to be paid! Yummy treats!
Most difficult obstacle for your dog to master? The opposite of going is staying. Foomin dislikes the table. She does not want to stop. She somehow knows there is more to do. The start line is also considered optional in her mind. Once the collar is off, it’s time to go… never mind that I am still bent over unclipping it.
Advice you would give someone new to agility? Build a good relationship with your dog. Be patient. Speed on course is nice, but safely performing the obstacles will ensure your furry friend will remain in good health and be around longer.