Author Topic: Why so few men In agility  (Read 23283 times)

Re: Why so few men In agility
« Reply #60 on: June 04, 2012, 01:47:49 PM »
I find them to be true, Dave!  We can agree to disagree!    :D
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Re: Why so few men In agility
« Reply #61 on: June 04, 2012, 04:24:12 PM »
Well if that don't beat all. I was trying to hit the wink smiley  but hit the wrong one. You see I agree with it and was trying to be ironic since I still need to Win. I think I said that way back at the start of the thread.
It not the dogs fault stupid!

Re: Why so few men In agility
« Reply #62 on: June 04, 2012, 11:11:49 PM » seems like a good place for this article . . . some good points are made; but the "logic"(?) used to support them is contradictory and flawed . . . at least IMHO . . .

Comment #1:  You ask for the "why" and then reject it when you get it.   ::)

Comment #2:  We are not programmed for the truth; we are programmed to "win".   :)

Comment #3:   Facts don't change our minds.   :D

Comment #4:   Men are illogical.    ;D
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Re: Why so few men In agility
« Reply #63 on: June 09, 2012, 04:34:35 AM »
Just my personal reasons:

It depends on what you mean by “in.”

I love agility but I hate trials. It is something my dog and I do. We don't need anyone else.
I have a full-size agility area 100 feet from my front door.  If you drive past my home, you would classify me as “in” agility.
I don't like getting up in the morning and driving 30 to 60 miles to go to a trial (I know that's not far for many, but it is for me).
I don't need someone to travel a 1,000 miles to tell me that we missed a contact or dropped a bar.
A trial will take an average of 12 hours for one to three minutes of activity. I can sleep in and still set up six courses on a Saturday or Sunday and get a lot of other things done between runs.
I don't seek social interaction. It is another contradiction in my life.  I enjoy interacting with people at work but not otherwise.
I see absolute no value in titles and awards.
I do not like being outside in less than ideal weather conditions.

At one time I was doing about two, 1 day trials a month. I have now greatly reduced that. I have done two, one day trials this year and only have one more planned. But I still consider myself “in” agility.  I have upgraded my equipment. We do agility almost every day.  I have three informal students who come over once a week and I help them. I have went to watch the AKC World Team tryouts two of the last three years.  I consider myself “in” agility but if someone counts the men at trials they will probably not find me.

Bill Fehn

Re: Why so few men In agility
« Reply #64 on: June 09, 2012, 09:45:03 PM »
It depends on what you mean by IN.”

Like many things, it depends how we define "it".   As Bill Clinton infamously said, it depends what is "is."  I agree, Bill you are "in agility", but I think Dave's original intent was to ask why more men were not attending agility trials.  Not to beat a dead horse, but if a man competes in agility and no one hears him, does he really compete?   ;D
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Re: Why so few men In agility
« Reply #65 on: June 12, 2012, 07:47:00 PM »
And this thread is done and retired!!