Does Levi Look Stiff?

Here are Levi’s runs from agility last weekend. He’s such a good boy and I love running him still. We have been doing agility for five years now. Wow, five years! I don’t even know what I did before agility. I must have had a ton of time!

Levi is 9, he’ll be 10 in November, and I know that is the age where things can start getting stiff and dogs can start slowing down.

So if you think he looks stiff, let me know. His weaving is typical, and I don’t think we have time, or energy, to go about fixing his weaves again. So I think he’s probably going to be done with AKC trials. My goofy collie boy has been a good boy. He’s more than half way to his AXP, and has 3 legs to his AJP, and I think that’s good enough for both of us. He’s my boy!

5 thoughts on “Does Levi Look Stiff?”

  1. I think he looks okay. Some dogs just have a stiffer gait than others. Probably wouldn’t hurt to stretch him and see how he is moving!!

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  2. Only you and those who know him can really tell, but the girl who shot the vid nearly had me in tears! Levi looked like he was having fun, though!

  3. Not sure if Tammy, Kim’s friend, said something to you after your run. But we did see his rear being stiff. Tammy knows a lot about horse confirmation. It is a bit different than dogs, but when I heard Edie talk on the video, that is exactly what Tammy said.
    Is Levi more muscular in the front, neck, chest, legs? That usually indicates compensating for lack of the ability to use the (in his case) the rear.

  4. You might want to put him on glucosamine chondritin (spelling?) the same supplement people take. We have two fosters that take it and it made a huge difference within a few weeks. Ask you vet.

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  5. Well, he seemed stiff coming down the A-frame, but I only noticed that cuz the person taking the video pointed it out. But if he’s 9, he probably does get stiff.

    I think you know best.

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