Archive for January, 2020

Alice Agility League

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

A local dog training place runs what they call “agility league” every winter. This year I decided to sign Alice up since it’s a good opportunity for a green dog to get somewhere new, you can use food or toys if needed, and it’s fun. It’s also a chance for her to run on a new surface (rubber matting) and get on some new equipment with different equipment surfaces too.

These were her runs today, Standard and Time 2 Beat (it was AKC week, last week was CPE week). I am noticing that, like Nina, she tends to drop bars if we lose connection, as happened in the blind cross at the serp in Standard. That’s useful information.

She’s driving to her weaves and getting them on the first try! All that hard work is paying off!

Standard:

Time 2 Beat (lovely run!):

Lobo Crazy 8’s Platinum!

Friday, January 24th, 2020

Lobo and Jan Robles set ANOTHER breed first today when Lobo became the first Swedish Vallhund to earn the Barn Hunt Crazy 8’s Platinum title! Lobo is amazing! Lobo’s AKC name is Alkemi Beowulf Del Roble Ls UD PT FDC AX AXJ BCAT RATCH CGC TKA

Border Collie Society AKC Agility Trial

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

We love Lavonda Herring. Even when her courses don’t love us. Alice finished her Novice Standard title (round 2 of Novice remember) and had some gorgeous NQ’s. Zhora earned QQ # 124 and then went berzerk on Sunday, Nina earned QQ # 14 toward her PACH. A really fun weekend!

Zhora Saturday Jumpers (QQ #124, third place, 13 points, she hated this course):

Nina Saturday Jumpers (NQ):

Alice Saturday Open FAST (NQ):

Zhora Saturday Standard (QQ #124, first place, 29 points):

Nina Saturday Standard (Q, first place, 34 points):

Alice Saturday Standard (NA title):

Alice Saturday Jumpers (NQ but nice run):

Zhora Sunday Jumpers (NQ, I didn’t handle the jump after the second tunnel):

Nina Sunday Jumpers (QQ #14, first place, 20 points):

Alice Sunday Time 2 Beat (NQ, nice run):

Zhora Sunday Standard (berzerker mode!):

Nina Sunday Standard (QQ #14, first place, 31 points):

Alice Sunday Open Standard (NQ but nice run, one lousy bar after the aframe when she just couldn’t collect enough to jump):

Alice Sunday Open Jumpers (fix n go!):

Alice Training – Weaves

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Sue’s doing an online course, so we were working some of the exercises from it. We were thrilled with how the babies did!

The first three videos are recalls to the weaves, this is with the handler facing the dog and partway through to all the way at the end of the weaves. Other than skipping a pole the first time, Alice nailed it!

The last video is a send to the poles from WAY back. NAILED IT!

So excited about how she’s doing!

Alice weaves recall 1:

Alice weaves recall 2:

Alice weaves recall 3:

Alice weaves send:

Erie Kennel Club AKC Agility Trial

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

Judge Mark Upshaw….he’s caffeinated…. Alice finished her Novice FAST title and ran three other awesome courses. Weaves were GREAT, she pretty much has them dialed in most of the time now, although she wants to go faster than she can so sometimes gets ahead of herself! It’s JOLT (just one little thing) now mostly. I used the new Fix and Go rule with her on one run, very useful. Zhora had a perfect weekend, Nina had two JWW Q’s but no joy in Standard. Love my dogs!

Nina Saturday Jumpers (Q, first place, 4.88 YPS, 23 points):

Zhora Saturday Jumpers (QQ #122, second place, 4.6 YPS, 16 points):

Alice Saturday FAST (NF title, LOOK AT THOSE WEAVES!! We had a disconnect because the judge thought the gate said “FEO” which is For Exhibition Only, and I asked him why he wasn’t calling any numbers):

Nina Saturday Standard (NQ):

Zhora Saturday Standard (QQ #122, first place, 3.6 YPS, 26 points):

Alice Saturday Novice Standard (NQ):

Alice Saturday Open JWW (NQ):

Nina Sunday Jumpers (Q, first place, 4.6 YPS, 21 points):

Zhora Sunday Jumpers (QQ #123, fourth place, 4.4 YPS, 15 points, she didn’t like this course):

Alice Sunday Time 2 Beat (NQ but NICE!):

Nina Sunday Standard (NQ, I hated this course):

Zhora Sunday Standard (QQ #123, first place 3.7 YPS, 27 points):