we finally had a go at agility yesterday. I discovered a class in my village! It’s very relaxed and they don’t do competitions, just the odd village show which is fine for us. I didn’t know if the Pig would like it or be scared but she took to it very well! There was a small group of dogs who had done it before and they were a typical bunch of maladjusted reactive collies that barked constantly and skulked around snapping at everyone. You can tell I don’t like collies. Then there were us beginners, who were mainly cockerpoos too small and bumbling to get over any of the jumps we were a motley crew. There was a lot of waiting around between each go because the cockerpoos took so long to do their runs, but I was pleased with how quiet and calm the Pig was despite collies barking at her constantly. It was also outdoors on a farm, open to the track with dog walkers coming past and pheasant shooting nearby so a little stressful letting her off lead but apart from one run up the track to shout at a dog barking behind a gate, she was generally a Good Pig. She boinged over all the jumps at speed and everyone was laughing saying she had springs in her paws. She didn’t understand the tunnels the first few times but after getting her to lie down and stay whilst I went the other end and called her through she got the hang of it. But the biggest surprise was the see-saw. The Pig gets freaked out very easily, particularly with weird stuff moving, so I was convinced the see-saw would be a disaster. But by the third run she actually ran onto it by herself before I’d even got cheese in front of her nose and scrabbled up and down it and was ready for the next jump! I am proud of my brave springy Pig and will definitely start going weekly from now on. It’s also good for her to practice being calm waiting for her turn with people running and shouting and dogs jumping and barking which can’t be easy for her!