Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Agility Weekend

We went to an agility trial this weekend.  Max got the final starters standard Q he needed for his agility dog of Canada title.  It was NOT a pretty run and we have some things to work on but it was good enough.  He also got a Q in his first advanced jumpers class.  I was pretty excited about that.  I had one handling bobble but Max is a good boy and waited until I figured out what I wanted to do.

Rylie had his first ever run and he did awesome in his starters jumpers class.  I thought I could use a rear cross with him but he isn't ready for that so it caused him to have a fault.  I was proud of myself that I could change my plan and hustle my not so little butt to give him a front cross at the next arm change.  Although he  didn't Q he was the fasted of the four dogs in his class.  I was pretty excited about how well he ran.

One of the problems with our training facility is that it isn't large enough to set up  a whole course so the only practice we get running courses in in trials.

I have a plan for the rest of the winter for both dogs - more contact work for Max and mostly handling for Rylie.  We don't have another trial until March.

1 comment:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

What a pretty dog--I have a couple of friends that are really getting into doing things with their dogs now that empty nest time has arrived. They really enjoy it.

I didn't know you were back blogging--today's the first time your blog url popped up.

Welcome back!