Coming Back to Agility
Brenda Johnston saw her first Agility competition at Crufts when Agility was in
it's infancy and the jumps were all one height! She
talked to a few people to get some information and was directed to Val Pollock (now Phillips) who told her that she and her friend Lindsey Parker would be starting an Agility
club very soon at Warlingham Rugby Club. Brenda and her six year old
Border Collie Heidi were amongst their first members. We hope you enjoy her trip down Memory
Recollections of a Bygone Age
Avid (nom de plume) has many, many happy memories of her early days of agility
when it was a very new hobby dog sport. Equipment, teaching and handling
techniques were in their infancy. The majority of dogs were slower in comparison
to these days, and injuries were extremely rare. Some said that agility was for
'dogs with no brains', but she and her dogs were having fun. Avid looks back to
her early dalliance with the sport.
You've probably heard stories about the old days of
Agility when everything was 'friendlier and more fun.' Here's a selection of voices from
the past and present, recalling their own experiences.