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New York Times Writer Tries Dog Agility Training

New York Times – April 11, 2014

As a new dog owner, New York Times writer David Hochman is looking to offer the best for his new furry friend. In today’s world, owning a pet means providing it with top-of-the-line treatment. Having a pet means cultivating intelligence, manners and communication skills the way the parent of, say, a small human might.

This thought lead David to the Zoom Room, where he and his new puppy, Pi, tried out an agility training class. Wanting to improve Pi’s endurance and dexterity, the two zoomed through tunnels, over ramps and hopped over hurdles.

From there it was on to tests of endurance and dexterity. Zoom Room is a national franchise where “urban dogs” run obstacle courses, practice indoor herding and attain Canine Good Citizen status — an actual thing — from the American Kennel Club. We signed up Pi for Agility Training 1, which had her hopping over hurdles, zipping through canvas tunnels and barking her head off at her classmates.

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