World Agility win means Dizzy is a record breaker
A Border Collie called Dizzy – along with her owner Natasha Wise – has broken a world record after winning the World Agility Championship (WGA) for a third time.
The pair have a host of significant awards in their trophy cabinet, including the Championship Agility Medium title at Crufts 2012, but they have now become the first duo to win the WGA three times, reported watfordobserver.co.uk.
Ms Wise revealed that she treats her six-year-old pooch like an “athlete”, giving her training sessions once a week as well as daily walks. To encourage obedience, dog owners can use rewards such as tasty treats alongside aids such as dog training collars.
The 30-year-old said “words can’t describe how amazing” her canine companion is, adding: “Dizzy is very much part of the family. Her dad is my sister’s dog and I’ve had her since she was six weeks old. At home Dizzy is so relaxed – she is always lying on the sofa but as soon as I say ‘jumping’, which means agility training, she gets so excited and starts jumping around.”
According to midlandfreepress.com, the WGA took place in the Czech Republic last month and saw representatives from 38 countries get involved. In addition to their win this year, Ms Wise and Dizzy took home the WGA title in 2009 and 2010.