Inspired, motivated & pleased! Mark Laker reflects on the European Open

Posting by Mark Laker

Well we’re back from the European Open and recovered from what was a fantastic competition held at a very nice venue in Germany. The weather was hot, the dogs were fantastic and the handlers all supported each other as a strong team. It was great working with them.

Of course we would have loved to come back with lots of medals, instead we came home inspired, motivated and pleased with our performances against some of the top handlers in the World.

This years competition was of a very high standard, particularly in the small dog height category where we saw some of the fastest most exciting agility I’ve ever seen.

Team GB had some very commendable results finishing 5th in the individual large dog category; 9th in the small dog category and 12th in the medium. Out of over 800 dogs this was a great result.

We now reflect on the competition, review our learning points, seek feedback and start preparing for the World Championships in October.

The agility season is in full flow …

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