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Tracy Ryan with Spice and Blake

Tracy started doing agility about 8 years ago. She started out at various other clubs with her Blue Merle Border Collie ' Breagh'. She has been with 3L's for about 3 years, as she says it is such a friendly happy club. Tracy is not very spatially aware and has found some of the 'moves' a challenge but she says as 3L's are so patient at training she has stuck with it ! Unfortunately, Breagh sadly passed away in March 2013 so Tracy never got the chance to take her to any competitions as she had planned. Hopefully that will change next season when she can try with either Spice or even Blake !!

Spice is Tracy's 2 year old Red Merle Border Collie that she has had since she was 71/2 weeks old. Her dad is a working sheepdog and she is the spitting image of her mum 'Bonnie' with blue eyes. She has been doing agility for about 9 months. She is a very friendly dog who loves people who she greets with not only a wag of her tail but her whole rear end, leading to her being given the nick name 'wiggly worm'. Her likes are chasing balls (typical collie), swimming in the river and playing with her brother 'Blake'. Spice does obedience as well as agility but her first love is agility where she is very fast and forgets she has back legs - especially when she launches herself off the dog walk or see-saw. She has yet to compete in competition.

Blake is a year old rescue dog. He came to Tracy by the rescue charity ' A Better Life for Dogs' who rescue dogs from Romania where they are treated very badly. He was found with his mum and litter mates in three feet of snow under some pallets of wood. He was very nervous and was one of the last to be caught. When he was 15 weeks old, he was vaccinated, micro chipped and given a pet passport. He (along with others) was then driven across Europe to the UK where he was placed in foster care. He came to Tracy and Frank when he was 7 months old. Tracy says words cannot express just how scared and nervy he was. However, with a lot of patience and perseverance he is doing very well. He has passed his puppy foundation course and is just getting the taste for agility. Tracy's other half Frank always attends agility with her and is an asset to the club as he is always available when it comes to packing the equipment away.