Monday, August 11, 2014

The Weekend Report: Deja Vu!

I was thinking of titling this post "Three Out of Four Ain't Bad".....again, because we just had a repeat of our last agility weekend. We were successful in three out of our four runs with two 1st places, and a 2nd place. This time the trial was given by the Hyattsville Dog Training Club. It was a one ring trial so the days were a bit long, but that just means extra time for socializing and no worries about ring conflicts when running or volunteering to help out.

Saturday started with Jumpers. There were a few tricky spots but mostly straightforward......

Then Standard.....Jimmy and I lost our connection (as in my butt was probably blocking his view of where to go next!) as he left the table. I think the judge was very generous in not calling a refusal going to the next jump.......

Sunday started with Standard and this was the run we disqualified in. For some reason Jimmy skipped a jump that should have been pretty obvious. I think the tunnel entrance to the chute must have been calling his name! The ending didn't work out quite right either, but once you are disqualified, what are a few more mistakes?

 Probably our nicest run of the weekend didn't make it onto video. The  trial was running Tall down to Small and Jimmy was almost the last 8 inch dog. My videographer (Thank you, Sandy!) , who runs 16 inch dogs, was already finished and was packing to leave.

A couple of things of note for the weekend...Jimmy's yards per second were pretty impressive in his Jumpers runs....4.57 and 4.74. He was moving! And did you notice something missing in the videos? This was the first trial where I have run without wearing my knee brace! YAY! It felt great! Now I just need to smooth out my stride a bit and all will be good!

Finally, here are the maps for anyone who wants to try these courses at home....



Tracking Jimmy's PACH progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Saturday 06/21/2014
Masters JWW legs: 5
Masters STD legs: 6
Double Q's: 4
PACH Points: 252


  1. Congratulations! Not too shabby and yay on discarding the knee brace!!

  2. Bravo and well done on the three successful trials.
    Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. The lack of knee brace was the first thing I noticed!
    Great job!

  4. Awesome!!!! (for the Q's this weekend and running without your knee brace)

  5. Your butt is so tiny, how could it block anypawdy's view of anything??

  6. We still think it was a fantastic effort!

  7. Great job!! That looks like so much fun! I miss doing agility!

  8. What fun!!! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!! Well done. You blokes are GOOD at this stuff, aye??

  9. I can't believe I didn't notice the knee brace was gone. But I did comment to myself when you unleashed Jimmy in the first video that you had some great legs on you. :)

    Best thing about your videos is that Jimmy always looks like he's having a fun. And yes, he's really cooking along.

  10. You guys always look so awesome! I'm glad you share videos and explain what went wrong and right - I'm hoping to get back into this with Harlow and it really helps me learn.

    Monty and Harlow

  11. Way to go. It looks like Jimmy really loves agility!!!!! I'm so glad your knee is getting stronger!


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