Dog Trainer Wipes Out During Agility Trial at Westminster Dog Show
For the first time since 2017, a handler tripped and fell during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show agility trials.
The Boston Terrier named Ripple was working his way through the agility course. As he ran through the obstacles, his trainer, Daniel Haddy, was guiding him through.
Ripple was running as fast as his little legs could carry him, sailing over the hurdles with ease.
Daniel was doing his best to keep up with the little guy, and as Ripple entered the tunnel, he ran to the other side to meet his pup.
While Ripple was in the tunnel, Daniel took a step that threw him out of whack, and took a few more steps to try and regain his balance. It didn't quite work, and Daniel took a tumble, almost landing on his dog.
Ripple tried to stop with all his might, but the sudden and unexpected obstacle that was his owner came too fast, and he bumped into him.
The dog had a very dog response, and stopped to make sure his owner was okay.
Daniel scrambled up to his feet, just in time for he and Ripple to get back on track and finish the course.
Ripple ran back through the course's tunnel, see-saw, and slalom poles, finishing with a final time of 41.16 seconds.
As they crossed the finish line, Daniel picked up his best-friend, and the two celebrated together.
While it does suck and probably was embarrassing to fall on national TV at one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world, but even being there is a big deal, so I'm sure he'll get over it.