I don't know if I'm being overly sensitive or if I'm seeing what I want to see, but the more dog sport videos I watch, the more I get concerned. The lack of speed and precision isn't necessarily due to poor training, could it be due to injury?
When I look at how Bailey used to run agility and how she was running in the last couple trials before I pulled her, there was a dramatic difference. When she couldn't heel during obedience at the specialty, her whole gait was off. Due to the injuries my dogs have sustained, am I "giving the dog (really, the handler) the benefit of the doubt" more than I should? Or are there dogs with significant physical issues that aren't being addressed because a regular veterinarian can't diagnose and treat those problems?
I need to ask Dr. Julia what she thinks, though she probably won't have an opinion.