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    DefaultHmm, an Agility thought...

    It would be nice if AKC would have a senior division, for dogs that are seniors and have slowed down but still like to compete.

    Might be a money maker for AKC as well.

    I usually take all my dogs to trials with me. Would probably show them in a seniors/veterans class just to run with them for fun.

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    They do it is called Prefered and lowers the jump heights by 4 inches and gives the dogs 5 extra seconds to run the course. It is open to any dog regargless of age so great for dogs recovering from injury or pups just starting out or working with problem dogs or just a place for older dogs etc..

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    I'm sorry, but preferred is NOT exclusive for senior dogs. Please. I compete in preferred, as a lot of people do, because my dogs aren't built for all out agility (not the best hips, too big boned to be doing the sport at full height, etc.)

    I'm talking a real veterans class here

    Actually, I would love to see them break down the classes for human division too. There is no way I can keep up with the younger athletes out there these day. In fact, a lot of us old farts joke about it and say they definitely need an over 50's division

    I suppose I could get a small dog that I could actually run with too
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    CPE has a Veterans division. You probably already knew that.

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    So what would you want for a vetran division? We cant go down any lower on jump height, because the 8 inch dogs are jumping 4 inch in prefered so the next step would be 0 inch for them and most jumps have cross bars on the bottom. If it is just a time thing in prefered you have 5 extra seconds and then another 20 seconds before the over time buzzer goes off. So thats 25 seconds more than standard course time before the judge asks you to leave the course. I know alot of people with old dogs that just want to run with them for fun do this. The dogs do not care if they make course time they are just having fun. Now people need ribbons and titles so I guess we could create a special class for the people to get ribbons and titles.
    Now if it is your ability to run that is the problem then just do not run with the dog. I have seen a couple of people that just could not move for different reasons and they handle the entire course from the middle. It saves the knees (no front or rear crosses) but does require more/different training. There does come a time in every dogs life when they should retire from agility because it just hurts them too much, and that is a very very sad day. At least there are no rules about judges having to excuse handlers if they are lame..lol or I wouldn't be able to run my dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3TailsWaggin View Post
    I suppose I could get a small dog that I could actually run with too


    ummmmmmm my Cavs are much faster than Riley ever was..I could keep up and pass Riley..LOL..I can not keep up with the cavs (of course I'm not particularly athletic either)..

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    Kelly you are way to serious my dear. This thread was/is tongue-in-cheek

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