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Old 04-25-2014, 08:12 AM
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Awesome run!! How fabulous are you girls? I knew you would rock it Congratukations!
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:32 AM
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Haven't been here in a while but I wanted to post the vids from Wiley's first agility trial weekend. It was a 2.5 day UKI trial Eastern Spring Cup. Tournament style weekend. Go big or go home, right?

Well the open entry classes - agility biathlon, masters heats, etc kicked our butts with some challenging courses but in the beginner agility classes we earned our first agility title, the UKI Beginner International Dog title. He also earned his Qs to qualify for a bye into the 2nd round of UKI Canadian Open (UKI Nationals).

In the speedstakes aggregate he placed 5th overall in a competitve field by having a clean/4th place run in round 1 and just 1 bar in round 2 but his time would have been the fastest overall! So proud of him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obwX5C5OzWs

We have our second trial this Sunday, I entered 1 day of an AAC trial so will be simple starters courses. I dread straight lines with this dog lol.
I forgot to post here, but I was following you on FB and just loving what I saw. You guys just rocked it. And those were not easy courses by any means. He looks like he is SO FUN to run. Congrats!
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:38 AM
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Haven't been here in a while but I wanted to post the vids from Wiley's first agility trial weekend. It was a 2.5 day UKI trial Eastern Spring Cup. Tournament style weekend. Go big or go home, right?

Well the open entry classes - agility biathlon, masters heats, etc kicked our butts with some challenging courses but in the beginner agility classes we earned our first agility title, the UKI Beginner International Dog title. He also earned his Qs to qualify for a bye into the 2nd round of UKI Canadian Open (UKI Nationals).

In the speedstakes aggregate he placed 5th overall in a competitve field by having a clean/4th place run in round 1 and just 1 bar in round 2 but his time would have been the fastest overall! So proud of him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obwX5C5OzWs

We have our second trial this Sunday, I entered 1 day of an AAC trial so will be simple starters courses. I dread straight lines with this dog lol.
My friend shared your photo on FB She was there with her dog from NB. So fun! You guys look great that is awesome for anyone to get those results, let alone a first time out! Congrats
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:10 PM
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Home from a quick 1 day of trialing! I am pretty sure this was Gusto's third time trialing outdoors, and with his tendency to get sniffy when he stresses, I was pretty concerned (his first ever outdoor trial, we didn't get off the start line in the first two classes). After a really crappy start to the day (my carpool buddy bailed on me, so I drove down the night before instead of in the morning; the motel was a dump and I barely slept; looked my keys in the car as soon as I got to the trial with the dogs still in it...), Gusto came right out and did a very nice, conservative PIII snooker run with no leaving me or anything. He missed a really tough weave pole entry in Standard, and completely fell apart after that. I still need to work out what I need to do with him when he makes a mistake. But I was super proud of how well he came back out for jumpers and had a nice, clean run there as well. Things are slowly coming together.

Meg ran in jumpers and standard as well (I won't let her run Snooker until Gusto has his super Qs, because she would kick his butt ). She just makes me so, so happy. She was crazy fast and happy and kind of play-bowing her way around the courses, but was clean and accurate and qualified in both runs. I said she was done titling after she got her 3 bronzes, but if she keeps going this strong, she may wind up with a silver or two before she retires!

Our next trial is a month away, but I'm so excited. 3 days on nice air conditioned sprint turf. The dogs and I are both going to be in heaven!
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:21 PM
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Home from a quick 1 day of trialing! I am pretty sure this was Gusto's third time trialing outdoors, and with his tendency to get sniffy when he stresses, I was pretty concerned (his first ever outdoor trial, we didn't get off the start line in the first two classes). After a really crappy start to the day (my carpool buddy bailed on me, so I drove down the night before instead of in the morning; the motel was a dump and I barely slept; looked my keys in the car as soon as I got to the trial with the dogs still in it...), Gusto came right out and did a very nice, conservative PIII snooker run with no leaving me or anything. He missed a really tough weave pole entry in Standard, and completely fell apart after that. I still need to work out what I need to do with him when he makes a mistake. But I was super proud of how well he came back out for jumpers and had a nice, clean run there as well. Things are slowly coming together.

Meg ran in jumpers and standard as well (I won't let her run Snooker until Gusto has his super Qs, because she would kick his butt ). She just makes me so, so happy. She was crazy fast and happy and kind of play-bowing her way around the courses, but was clean and accurate and qualified in both runs. I said she was done titling after she got her 3 bronzes, but if she keeps going this strong, she may wind up with a silver or two before she retires!

Our next trial is a month away, but I'm so excited. 3 days on nice air conditioned sprint turf. The dogs and I are both going to be in heaven!
Congrats, good job! Get that retired stuff out of your head, just keep doing it while she has fun . Also, you should post more videos .
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:53 PM
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Oh, she gets to play as long as she wants. Meg tricks me into thinking she wants to retire by being super slow and lackluster in practices. Then she turns into a raving lunatic of joy at trials. She needs 7/8/9 more Qs for her Snooker/Jumpers/Standard silver titles. It certainly is possible! But it will either happen or not. She really owes me nothing at this point.

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I was really bummed I didn't get some runs recorded this weekend. It was miserable weather with showers on and off all day, and I didn't want to be leaving my camera out for people. Our next trial is indoors, so I will definitely be recording more!
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:24 PM
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Kili had her second trial tonight. It was a very small CKC games night. Reeeeally small... like 11 dogs total. We originally only signed up for the fun run. The fun run was basically a practice run for people to try out the new PAD (points and distance) game. Kili did well so I decided to enter her for real. She did the distance bits well (only two obstacles from about 5 feet away at the Novice level) but had a couple bobbles in our handling... which is fine since you're making your own course trying to rack up points. You only get 35 seconds though! We needed to get 53 points but unfortunately Kili got distracted by the judge and messed up her weaves.... Then because we had to retry them the buzzer went before she could finish the weaves and we didn't get those 10 points. She finished with 46 points... so if we'd just been a little faster or had fewer bobbles (and if she ain't taken 3 seconds to sightsee from the top of the frame) we probably would have gotten the Q.

It was a lot of fun though. I kind of liked PAD. Will post a video tomorrow.


But that does remind me... Kili as taken to pausing at the top of the frame to look around. She used to have trouble with launching... now she's too slow. How do I address the sightseeing?

Other problem recently... she jumped off the up ramp on the dogwlk a couple times because she thought it was the teeter. I've heard of a lot of dogs having issues with teeter/dog walk discrimination and getting spooked when the teeter drops because they thought they were on the dog walk. Is there a way to teach differentiation? I use different cues (teeter vs walk it) but what else can I do?
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:34 PM
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Sunday I took the baby dogs to the local trial. My legs were not 100% (although I've been worse) so there was a bit of not 100% handling on my part. There was also the typical local trial problem of crappy weather... it started off windy and chilly, then it got windy and HOT, then the clouds rolled in and the wind got even worse. I could see the thunderstorm coming when I looked out over the horizon and as I was getting Payton out of his crate for his last run thunder started roaring. So there was a small issue of running the puppies in foul weather too.

Georgie did okay, she got her contacts, but she still likes to visit people. I made everybody laugh when she was visiting the timer and scribe in standard and I yelled "GEORGIE, THEY DON'T LIKE YOU" at her to get her to come back to me. =P I'm hoping as she continues to build value for the game itself and people continue to NOT pat her or anything on the course that will sort itself out. There are worse problems to have.

Payton was a wild man in JWW, almost got blown off the teeter in his standard run which is kind of ridiculous considering he's almost twice the size of Georgie and she was okay (Auggie has been blown off the dog walk and almost blown off the a-frame at this trial.) But the big news is he GOT ALL HIS CONTACTS. I was so proud I found a Go Dog toy at TJ Maxx later that day for cheap and I bought it for him. =P His a-frame was nice and his dog walk was really super. He actually USED HIS BRAIN it was amazing.

No Qs on anybody but I was pretty happy with how they both did, all things considered. Baby dogs, terrible weather, and a handler who was gimpy? Yeah... I think that was a pretty good day.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:41 PM
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Ocean CRUSHED it in NADAC agility this past Saturday...and Q'ed in 5 out of 5 classes!! It was my best agility day ever with any dog. He Q'ed in Open Jumpers, Novice Touch and Go, Novice Regular, Novice Weavers, and got his Open Tunnelers title (and now can play in Elite Tunnelers with the "grown ups!")

OMG....he and I were so on as a team and his Open Jumpers run was beautiful...and 5.73 yards per second. He was flying! I keep forgetting he's only 2...OMG, he's ONLY 2! (Lars was a 2 months away from 3 when he set foot for the very first time into an agility show ring.) I am so excited about where he and I might go with agility.

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Old 04-29-2014, 12:42 PM
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I bought a long tunnel so that I can work on them with Diesel, he is fine with straight, but a bend and he freaks out and wants to go over the damned thing.
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