Agility-wise, Jimmy and I had a 50/50 day. We did not qualify in our Standard run. Jimmy ran right past the up ramp of the dogwalk. I guess my handling pushed him just a bit too far out and he thought I was sending him to something else. Oh, well. He also had a very iffy contact on the down side. The judge didn't call it but I'm pretty sure he jumped completely over the yellow safety zone.
Here's the run:
A little bit later was Jumpers. Jimmy was pretty excited for his turn and he ran like the wind! He was the fastest dog of all the 8 inchers, Regular class or Preferred. He completed the course in 28.41 seconds. It wasn't until I got home and was logging the run stats in my notebook that I realized that Jumpers leg finished off Jimmy's Masters Jumpers Preferred(MJP) title! This means I didn't pick up the new title ribbon that would have gone along with that accomplishment. Oops! There's a little bit of mischief at play!
And course maps for those so inclined:
Tracking Jimmy's PACH progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Saturday 06/21/2014
Masters JWW legs: 10...MJP Title 01/25/15
Masters STD legs: 13...MXP Title!10/24/14
Double Q's: 7
PACH Points: 535
We are once again trying to qualify for the AKC National Championship. It will be in Tulsa, OK in 2016, so a very long way from home, but I want to qualify to have the option to go. Jimmy will be aging out of agility before I know it, so we need to go for the gusto while we still can. The AKC upped the anti just a bit, needing one more double-q, and another 100 points over the 2014 requirements. Still very doable but we'll have to attend plenty of trials.
AKC Nationals 2016:
Double-Q's: 0 (out of 5 needed)
Points: 17 (out of 600 needed)....
Masters Legs: 1 (out of 20 needed)