Monday, April 8, 2013

The Weekend Report - The Glass is Half Full!

This weekend Jimmy and I had an agility trial both days. It was held by the Capital Dog Training Club.

Saturday we had a lot of success! I won't give a blow by blow as I will just share the video. For our Standard run, Jimmy even ran quickly enough to place 3rd! He was speedy in Jumpers, too, and came in a very respectable 7th.

Here's the Standard....

Here's the Jumpers.....

Since both these runs were clean and successful, we earned Double-Q #10 toward our Championship! Our glass is officially half full!

Sunday, success wasn't as easy to come by, and it was totally MY fault. It was a pretty tough Standard course, and I overworked a triple jump to a left turn into the weave poles. I pushed Jimmy a bit too far out and when he turned toward the weave poles, he skipped the first pole. Sigh. And of course, the rest, including a very difficult ending sequence was clean.......Our Jumpers run was a thing of beauty, speedy and clean. Jimmy placed third, and earned 16 speed points,  an impressive feat! So no Double-Q for Sunday....The club also offered a class called Time 2 Beat. It was at the very end of the day, so I had to wait at least a couple of hours for our run. Jimmy took out the very first jump, so we were cooked before we even got going! It was one of those things I just had to laugh off. Oh, the irony!

All in all, I was pleased with our efforts!

Tracking Jimmy's MACH progress:
Excellent B JWW legs: 27  Now he's working on his MXJ3!
Excellent B STD legs: 16. We earned our MX and are working on MX2 now.
Double Q's: 10 (out of 20 double-Q's needed for a MACH.... 50 Percent! We're halfway there!)
MACH Points: 672 (out of 750 speed points needed for a MACH...... 89 Percent!)

Time 2 Beat legs: 6 (out of 15 needed for his T2B) 48 points (out of 100 needed) 

AKC Nationals 2014:
Double-Q's: 2 (out of 4 needed)
Points: 111 (out of 500 needed)
Masters Legs: 6 (out of 20 needed)


  1. looks like you did great

    urban hounds

  2. Well done Jimmy you pocket rocket. Nevermind about Sunday. Stay with your glass being half full. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Congrats Taryn! You and Jimmy looked great. Those placements are fantastic for the large 12" classes at that trial. And 16 points on jumpers is super!!!


  4. Huge congratulations! And you thought it would never happen :) It all just suddenly starts to click... It's weird how that happens!
    Just relax into it and those QQ's will start piling up! You'll be at Nationals in no time!
    Great job!

  5. You both look so awesome out there! Congratulations!


  6. Congratulations! He looks so speedy (and SO cute!) out there!

  7. Congratulations! You and Jimmy are a great team! He obviously loves it, too!

    Susan and Wrigs

  8. I agree with Janet! Placements in that trial are impressive.

  9. Pretty successful weekend and some really nice runs

  10. Wow, ya'll look awesome out there! That is some really serious skill!!! (Not to mention cuteness while doing this!). I am always amazed watching these events and so completely impressed that you can train your pup to do this! GREAT job!!!

  11. I hope I get to see you compete again! It's almost as much fun to watch you as it is to watch Jimmy!

  12. Congratulations! Jimmy looks amazing! So. Next year, Tulsa in March? ;)


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