All You Can Be
There’s infinite possibility within everyone, and within every dog. But sometimes, the infinite possibility and our desires do not coincide. Those are the times when we need to step back and realize that you can’t do something- or your dog can’t. Don’t force yourself or your dog into something you and he aren’t and can’t be. Instead, focus your energy on something else, something you CAN do. Everyone and every dog has something they can do, and should be allowed to do. Try new things, and find what ‘all you can be’ means to you, and don’t worry if it’s not all someone else can do.
It’s all YOU can do. Let them be all they can be.
But remember, no one else can tell you that you can’t do something- you have to find out for yourself what your limits are, and your dogs’, too. If someone says you’re ‘just not cut out for agility’ as they eye your bassett hound, ignore them until YOU know YOU and YOUR DOG. There are many levels to agility, and it’s not about winning, it’s about doing the best you can with what you have.