This is Rio, a Belgian Tervuren. He doesn't live with us, but calls a friend of ours "Mom". We thought we'd talk about Rio and his love for agility since it is Fit Dog Friday and all. Rio doesn't usually practice or run agility in his cool coat, but his Mom was taking pictures for us to show how well the coat fit when he was moving. The dogs usually run naked!
Note: We'd LOVE to do agility but Mom just doesn't seem to get us involved in it. She says she is too busy making dog clothes. Oh well, maybe one of these days.
Rio's mom, Angie, has this set up in her BACK YARD! He gets to go out and do this stuff whenever they want. His mom makes sure he is healthy and warm/cool and fed right. She makes sure he is in good shape so they can have a fun time. Rio is very lucky to have such a caring Mom.
Agility competition involves obstacles and a set pattern that each dog has to go through to have a complete run. They are timed as well to find the winner. There are lots of other rules and criteria, but we don't know them very well.
What we DO know is that the dogs all look like they are having a blast! And they and their parents seem to be really happy spending time with each other. Seems like a win/win to us!
Aussies in Charge is joining the Fit Dog Friday Blog Hop hosted by Slim Doggy and To Dog With Love. Check it out!