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1st Preferred Agility Championship (PACH):

PACH Cooper Casey AX AXJ MXP3 MXPB MJP5 MJPS PAX OF XFP & Vicke Casey of Hydesville, CA

Rescue dog Cooper struggled in new situations after Vicke adopted him. She worked to try to lessen his stress and then one day someone recommended agility.

“I got involved in agility to help Cooper overcome his fear of people and build his self-confidence,” she said.

It worked and Cooper not only developed confidence, but also a love of the sport. It took him only a month to go from Novice to the most advanced level of Excellent. But at age 8, he suffered a back spasm that nearly ended his career.

But Vicke moved him to the Preferred program, which enabled him to jump one height lower. At just 10-inches high at his shoulder, Cooper jumped 8-inches in the Regular AKC Agility division. The Preferred class allowed him to jump half that, and in July 2010, he re-started his agility career in the 4-inch jump class.

The change was great for Cooper. In July 2011, the Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix became the first All American Dog to earn the Preferred Agility Championship!

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