Green dog + green handler
In agility, everybody starts green + green but in the horse world, oh no you don't!
Those plain jane first dogs who suffered through their green owners are retired when the newer, younger, better second (and 3rd and 4th) dog is old enough to compete. I get there is only so much time in the day and $ for entry fees.
Where o where are the seasoned dogs for the green handlers?
I am constantly apologizing to my green dog for his green handler. And constantly asking my instructor to let me run her "old" dogs in class. They love to get a turn! No, "old" pooch isn't bound for Worlds but neither am I. Gimme!
I guess since dogs cost so much less, they aren't sold on as packers or campaigners like horses would be. I also hear a bit of, 'no one could care for/love him like me' hoardy whines.
Anywho, everyone starts green with their pet dog. Yours sure looks good!