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Happy Tail: A shy puppy becomes an obedience star



Read the story in Pam’s own words.

Little Miss Magic’s mother was rescued from a puppy mill, and Magic herself was born shortly after, in foster care. In other words, she didn’t have a home to call her own from the day she was born. Eleven months passed while she was cared for by Chris’ Rescue Angels in Wright City, MO.

She was posted on Petfinder, but she was large for a Yorkie and timid as well. Fortunately, those two facts didn’t matter to Pam Vogt of Gladstone, MO, who saw the listing. She adopted Magic and enrolled her in “family manners” classes within a few months of adoption.

“Through very patient, reward-based training methods,” Pam says, “she has
blossomed over the last three years into a normal, confident Yorkshire
Terrier.” Today Magic competes in Rally Obedience, a team sport for dogs and their handlers.

“She was placed third in two of her qualifying rounds
and second in one of her rounds,” says Pam. “She has earned the Rally Novice title.”

Pam plans to have Magic competing in agility soon. This little dog is going places.

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