Trooper has special talents.  Mainly, jumping.

The other day, he was keeping me company while I did yardwork in the backyard.  I let him off his leash to go back inside when I was done, and he raced back to the garage.  On his way, he jumped over a bush, a landscape light, and finally, three bags of landscape waste - simultaneously.  Like, he cleared all three.  With room to spare.  It was amazing.  And of course the thing that popped to my mind was:  that dog can do agility.

Of course, that made me curious.  Curiosity made me assemble a small impromptu jump in the backyard.  Sure enough, he was more than willing and able.  We spent a good fifteen minutes out there just playing.  You know the best part?  He was panting afterwards.  Do you know how hard it is to wear his energy level down?  This could be the secret to giving this dog a job.
Stay tuned.  I'm going to put some thought into this one.
9/7/2009 11:31:14 pm

So cute! We JUST got a chocolate lab...she's 12 weeks old and giving our resident golden a run for her money...SO MUCH ENERGY! Wow.

9/8/2009 12:00:33 am

Jessica - how sweet. Maddie looks adorable and oh-so-cuddly!


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