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    For Amy, Agility is Par for the Course - The Associated Press / Joshua Lewis via KOMOnews.com | of | Share this photo

    Amy takes a moment to reflect on her accomplishments, perhaps feeling relief that does not have to break any of the annoying bad habits dogs can develop – such as inappropriate chewing, barking, digging, mouthing, housebreaking, stealing, and jumping up on people and counters, to name just a few.

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    Amy, perhaps feeling a little self-conscious, listens to feedback and instructions from owner Lori Stock before moving on to the next agility challenge.

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    Amy emerges from a tunnel on the agility course. Other challenges for Amy include an A-frame, teeter-totter, weave poles, chutes, jumps and hurdles. The emphasis is on safety and control – not just speed!

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    Amy is all focus and concentration as she approaches a hurdle on the agility course. As she builds confidence there will be room for her owner to raise the bar.

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    Like the rest of us, Amy must occasionally jump through a few hoops.

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    In this photo provided by Joshua Lewis via KOMOnews.com, Amy, an indoor pig owned by Lori Stock, goes through agility training intended for dogs at the Family Dog Training Center in Kent., Washington. Amy can do agility moves that most dogs her age cannot.

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