Billy Bob and handler Glenn Tiede heading to England for the World Agility Championships.
“Move move, move, in, in, in, in,” urges Glenn Tiede, as his dog Billy Bob whizzes around an agility course he has on his Black Creek property.
With lightening speed, incredible focus and of course unmatched agility, 7-year-old Billy Bob, a Jack Russell Terrier Border Collie cross is at the top of his game just weeks away from the World Agility Championships in England.
“He focuses really well and when we get out on the agility field, as soon as he knows this is what we’re going to be doing his focus is with me. He could kind of care less about what else is going on around,” Tiede told CHEK News during a training session.
However, success on the course is not completely up to the four-legged member of the team.
“He’s in tune very much to what I’m doing so you know that’s where I, my part of the team is to be very sure what information I’m giving him,” said Tiede.
The winner of every competition is the team that does it in the fastest time as they maneuver around the course on equipment like a long dog walk, weave poles, jumps, tunnels and A-frames. The dogs must touch both colours on the equipment and can not just jump off the top.
Glenn and Billy are the only team from British Columbia going to England joining the rest of Team Canada and forty other countries vying for the World Agility Championship next month.
Is there money to win Glenn was asked.
“There’s no money. It’s just being able to go over there and be number one hopefully.”