Buster – a blended breed previous wanderer – is unquestionably no show-circuit family, however come this present end of the week’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, he will contend close by the nation’s best purebreds.Scrawny, tangled and wild when he was saved by New Jersey’s Animal Alliance, Buster has prepared his way into a lean, mean deftness course machine!
He was at one time a Philadelphia road hound with hair so long and tangled that he was unable to try and open his mouth to eat. At the point when he was first received by Jacqueline Soccodato his trust issues were terrible to such an extent that he would escape her and grab nourishment from the table when she was not looking.
In an effort to channel his nervous energy into something positive, Soccodato enrolled Buster in agility training. Right away he showed promise with his natural dexterity and speed.
Seeing the positive impact the classes were having on the little rescue’s self esteem, Soccodato began entering Buster in agility competitions, where he nabbed top honors at his very first appearance in 2014.Snug as a bug in a rug… Buster basked in some much needed rest after today’s agility trial.
He got his Masters Standard Title and really had terrific runs in some challenging courses☺️Posted by Jacqueline Soccodato on Saturday, February 27, 2016Over the past 2 years the competitions have helped to transform Buster into a confident, happy, and well-adjusted pup. Soccodato proudly displays his many first place ribbons in a location of honor right above his wee wee pads!
All Buster’s hard work has been leading up to Saturday’s Westminster Agility Competition where he will challenge pedigree dogs from prestigious bloodlines.“Most of these dogs are purebreds . . . and come from agility champs, like a mother and grandparent — they have good lines,” Soccodato told the New York Post.
However, according to his mom, Buster does have one secret weapon he can use as a major advantage over his competitors.“Buster is super-good under stress and can tune everything out because he was on the streets and in the shelter,”The mismatched mutt will have his own cheering section to support him come Saturday – his rescuers from Animal Alliance will make the 4 hour trip to join Soccodato for the competition.Best of luck, Buster! I know I will be rooting for the underdog! Another story in video: