or the past three
some four legged friends made
the Bill C
Arena their play pen for the semi annual All-Breed American Kennel Club (AKC) agility competition.
Crary-Johnson said not many people understand her as well as her 10-year-old Miniature American Shepard.
he's my heart dog
." Crary-Johnson said. "S
he is really the sweetest
, and she reads me like a book. I can tweak my shoulder and she'll know where to go."
or two years
Icy-Hot has been a hot competitor on the AKC list, and she's making a run in 2014. Icy-hot has competed for nine years, and according to Crary-Johnson it's rare to see a 10-year-old shepard keep up with the pack.
he has not slowed down, so
God willing that she'll keep going strong for a few more years," Crary-Johnson said.
here are four levels of c
mpetition: novice, open, excellence and masters.
As for Icy-Hot, she's no stranger to being a master at agility.
Carolyn Johnson-Archer, a member of the Amarillo Obedience Training Club, all dogs must be close to perfection at the master level.
hey need to be able to ignore distractions a lot
and work with their mom and their dad
," Johnson-Archer said.
Amarillo's second largest agility competition with participants from Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico and parts of Texas.
Icy-Hot traveled from Rio Rancho, N.M., but for this duo the end goal is to make it to the Eukanuba National Championship.
e start them at eight weeks doing foundation skills
." Crary-Johnson said. "I
t's a lot work but it's a lot of fun.