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    Default Any guys doing agility with their dog?

    I have been so intrigued by Agility, and would like to train Cooper just for fun. As I look at this it appears to be dominated by females. Must I break the sex barrier and be the first guy and dog, or has that already been done? I am a little self conscious, and do not want to look out of place. So, are there any guys doing this
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    Hi Chuck, I know a guy who does agility with his cavalier here in Ohio - he runs with a ruby, and his wife runs with a blenheim. As far as I know they aren't members on these forums, though.
    Cathy Moon
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    I do agility with Dixie and there are quite a few men in our class..... It is so much fun. Do it !!!!!!

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    In agility competition, I would say there are nearly as many men as women competing in Northern Ohio! Don't worry - lots of men compete; but not especially with the cavalier breed.
    Cathy Moon
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    There are lots of guys who do agility with their dogs. One dog that Gem competes against is a beautiful cocker spaniel who is run by her "dad". My husband initially started training Gem and I was training our other dog, Monty. When it be became obvious that Monty was not enjoying agility, he stepped down and I took over Gem's training. In Sapphire's foundation class, there is a guy training his French Bulldog. You won't be the only guy there, so GO FOR IT! You will have a blast.
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    When I went to an agility demonstration there were probably about as many guys as gals. In our small class with Mindy there was one other woman and a man. From the little I've done it's great fun. Mindy really enjoyed it and I think Max is going to as well.

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    I do agility just for fun with my two, and they are the only Cavaliers at our club who do it, but there are men running some other breeds. I would say go for it. You'll enjoy it, and most dogs enjoy it. All Cavaliers I've seen when I've gone to watch proper competitions have been rather good, maybe a little outclassed by the poodles on occasion, but that adds to the fun.

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    I watched a show on Animal Planet last night where Greg Louganis (sp?) -- the Olympic Diver -- was doing agility with his dogs!

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    Lucky has done agility. We had a man in a our class, so it's not all women.

    Cooper will have a blast
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    I am training Chelsea for agility for fun also. Have not started with Vivie yet. So far in my group clasese there have only been women but have seen about 1/3 running with their dogs at matches. Lots of fun good exerecise(my need), at least give it a try with foundation.
    Suzanne mom to Chelsea(ruby girl), Vivian (tri girl),Kara(rescue kitty), Tyson and Candy(Tonk kittys at the bridge)

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