Join Date: Jun 2010
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Skipping during a full-on run
So we've been taking agility classes and Marlowe, while he loves doing obstacles, used to do them at a bit of trot taking his time and making the owners of the collies and jack russels kinda laugh. Lately, with the trainer's discovery of his love of liver, I started using these higher value treats and suddenly, I've got a high drive agility machine. We've noticed that when he hits full speed fur flying, he's got a bit of skip or hop in his run. I'd noticed it on occasion before but he doesn't really hit top speed often, much less on a straight-away since it's usually RLH circles or short bursts during dog park wrestling. He doesn't favor one leg or the other, he has no problems with any of the equipment, he looks like he's having the time of his life, and now he's joined in with the other dogs with a bit of whine having to wait his turn because he's so excited about doing a run. A few people have commented on the skipping now. Is this anything to be concerned about? It only happens at top speed and the vet said he and his joints were fine at his last vet visit.