This weekend was an agility trial given by the Hyattsville Dog Training Club at our usual indoor soccer location. I am happy to report we had a very successful trial! We started off a tad bumpy with a bar going down in our first Jumpers run. It was the second jump. I am not sure what caused Jimmy to hit the bar as he did. Maybe my foot work was jerky or I turned away without cuing the turn well enough, but down it went. With nothing further to lose, I cheered Jimmy on for the rest of his run to get him moving as fast as possible. The only video (Thanks, Sandy!) from the weekend was for this run.....
The rest of the weekend went very well! Jimmy and I were successful in all three other runs, each time earning first place! Yay for Jimmy! When he is good, he is very good!
And the pretty blue ribbons, what we humans get rewarded with:
So this gave Jimmy and me another double-Q which was the last one we needed toward our 2016 National Championship tally. So all we need to do is earn more points from here on out. That eases a bit of pressure! It was also double-Q#12 toward our PACH title. Only 8 more to go!
This was a fun weekend. In between runs, I sat with a friend I don't see at trials too often. She and I were chit-chatting so much we almost missed our runs! Both our dogs jump in the 8 inch class, and there we were, gabbing away, watching the 8's jump, when it suddenly occurred to us that we were 8's! Holy Moly, we hustled down to the ring and only had a few dogs to go before our turns! Whew, that was close!
Tracking Jimmy's PACH progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Saturday 06/21/2014
Masters JWW legs: 21...MJP Title 01/25/15
Masters STD legs: 22...MXP Title!10/24/14
Double Q's: 12
PACH Points: 999
AKC Nationals 2016:
Double-Q's: 5 (out of 5 needed)
Points: 481 (out of 600 needed)....
Masters Legs: 21 (out of 20 needed)