Sunday, November 15, 2009

Trial and error and titles!

The boyz treated me to a great day of agility yesterday! They were primed and ready for what is our last trial of the year.

Mick decided to end things in style, and went 2 for 2 with a 1st place Q to earn his AAC Agility Dog of Canada (ADC) title, and then a 3rd place Q in his first every Steeplechase run! I should also note that Mick actually had to do the Steeplechase course twice... We got to the 10th obstacle and there was a problem with the timer on the first time through... We were the last dog at that height so we had to go right away again. The judge turned to me and said, "Oh! He was doing SO well!!!! :-("... I said, "No sweat, we'll do it again" :-)... And we did :-)... Even got Mick's 1st Start Line Stay EVER at a trial!!!

Bryce also brought his very best game face and stuck with me through a very twisty Masters Jumpers run :-). We're starting to get more comfortable with each other, and more work is needed on my handing. Bryce's super responsive attitude is forcing me to step up, because instead of driving us on to a smooth path sometimes, I run us into the ditch instead :-).

There were "technical difficulties" with the camera during the first part of the jumpers run, but you can see about half :-).