IFCS 16″ World Champion . . . Couldn’t Have Happened to a Nicer Person!

Posted on 05/18/12 65 Comments

I asked Lynda to put together a brief video walkthrough of her World Championship weekend. It is almost as good as being there. Lynda is not your typical “big name” agility guru although she has now earned a spot on to 2 IFCS and 2 FCI World Teams with two different dogs. She doesn’t have a back ground playing competitive sports as a kid, she can’t sprint like the wind nor do fancy handling maneuvers that draws gasps from the crowd watching.

What Lynda does do well is train her dogs. Lynda’s dog’s ooze with drive. Each of the two dogs Lynda has represented Canada at IFCS and FCI events have both had amazing passion for what they do with unparalleled skills in the agility ring. Lynda has a knack for bringing out the best in the dog and the love she has for her dogs is matched only by the devotion her dogs have her. I am sure all World Champions work hard to get to the top and I am sure all World Champions have a large group of people rooting for them every step of the way. But any one who has had the pleasure of spending time with Lynda will tell you there likely has never been a World Champion before that has over come biger odds or had more people rooting for them than Lynda and Favor.


For those of you in Europe that need to see it without the music here is your link http://youtu.be/qTEz1ZaTHqE

Today I am grateful and proud of Lynda and Favor who are always spectacular and last weekend unbeatable!


  1. Large dog breeds says:
    Friday, August 31, 2012 at 6:03pm

    WOW that is amazing – a BIG well done for all the hard work 🙂


  2. Carol says:
    Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10:41am

    Lynda is one in a million and probably the nicest person I have met in many years of dabbling in agility. She richly deserves all she has accomplished through sheer determination, terrific instincts and dedication to the sport and her dogs. Well done, Lynda.


  3. Heidi & Poppie says:
    Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 9:13am

    Just seen this post – You guys ROCK!!!
    Totally inspirational, and priase well deserved!



  4. Barb says:
    Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:54pm

    I hope you do write a book some day about your journey with Susan. You have obviously found a life-long friend, as well as a wonderful mentor.


  5. sue-w says:
    Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 4:31pm

    Congratulations, Lynda! A winner in so many, many aspects (and branches) of life! Love your caring and knowledgeable teaching to your on-line students.


  6. Kim Duff says:
    Monday, May 28, 2012 at 6:06pm

    You earned it. Well done.



  7. Melissa Blazak says:
    Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 8:37pm

    Congratulations! You must still walking on Cloud 99! Awesome that your hard work and determination has resulted in a much deserved medal. Team Favor-ite rocks! (hey that’s American spelling!)

    I am sure your mother would have been very proud. 🙂


  8. Christine says:
    Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 5:50am

    Congratulations, it is so wel deserved. I always injoy your helpful comments in the online courses.
    Thanks, we are looking forward to more success stories of you all!


  9. Suzanne Wesley says:
    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 3:49pm

    You are SO deserved of all the cheers, love Lynda!! What a pleasure it was to watch you at the IFCS. We were cheering so loudly for you with our Australian flags :))

    I am so very happy for you!

    Much love


  10. Diane says:
    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 3:46pm

    Just saw the video and wanted to say HUGE congratulations to Favor and Lynda!


  11. Sandi Stephens says:
    Monday, May 21, 2012 at 2:32pm

    Lynda, watching you and Favor work together brought tears to my eyes — what an amazing team you are!! I am just beginning to try agility competition with my 3 year old Sheltie, Amber, and we still have so much to learn. Amber is so incredibly shy around strangers that we really struggled at our first trial. Add to that, I am 62 years old with my own learning curve. We love agility, however, and don’t plan to give up any time soon!! Congratulations to you and Favor on your successes at the World Championships in Ft. Worth, TX!!


  12. Lynda Orton-Hill says:
    Monday, May 21, 2012 at 8:13am

    Thank you everyone! Thank you SUSAN & John… I have so much to say … maybe I will have to write a book called “The Patience of a Coach” There would be LOTS of funny stories, a few tearful moments and some GREAT pictures!

    Thank you’s to people in your life… just never seem enough.

    Lynda & Favor (Ruby, Spirit and Cool Moss too!)


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