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)