Monday, October 12, 2015

The Weekend Report: Wow, What a Weekend!

Jimmy and I were back to having fun competing in agility this past weekend. It was at the beautiful farm out in Reva, Virgina and the weather could not have been any more perfect! Beautiful fall days with lots of sunshine and the trees just beginning to put on their end of year show. Just being in the country for two days with such wonderful conditions was great, but add to that a perfect agility weekend and it doesn't get any better.

It is rare for Jimmy and me to qualify in all of our runs. We just aren't that consistent. But if it is going to happen, it often happens at this location. Jimmy really seems to shine on the dirt flooring. He tends to be a bit slower, but the bars stay up better. I bet being a bit slower also helps to keep other mistakes away as well. What ever be the case, Jimmy and I went 4 for 4 runs this weekend and they were all first place finishes! Woohoo! What a great little guy Jim is!

But that wasn't the end of our accomplishments for the weekend.....

So these were a double-Q each day.....#14 and #15 toward our PACH....just 5 more to go.....

They also earned us two new titles....Jimmy's Masters Jumpers Bronze Preferred and his Masters Standard Bronze Preferred (25 Qs to earn each one.....)

And with the points we earned from these runs, Jimmy is now fully qualified for the 2016 AKC National Agility Championship next March! It's being held in Tulsa, OK, so a very long way off. I don't know for sure that we will go, but now we have the option!

So as my post title says.....Wow, What a Weekend! (that could have been a Wordless Wednesday title!) I didn't get anyone to video us, so I'm afraid you will just have to watch an old video and pretend ;-)

Here are the maps from both days for you agility fanatics out there. Saturday's courses were quite mild and very doable. Sunday's Jumpers course (map on the left, bottom image) ate up and spit out all but four of the 20 and 24 inch dogs. The weave entry got some of them, and if the handler fell too far behind, off-course obstacles got the rest of them! It got better for the smaller dogs as their strides don't carry them so far and it's easier to catch things before a mistake is made.

Tracking Jimmy's PACH progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Saturday 06/21/2014
Masters JWW legs: 25...MJP Title 01/25/15 MJPB 10/11/15
Masters STD legs: 25...MXP Title!10/24/14 MXPB 10/11/15
Double Q's: 15
PACH Points: 1144

AKC Nationals 2016:
Double-Q's: 8 (out of 5 needed)
Points: 626 (out of 600 needed)....We QUALIFIED!!! 10/11/15
Masters Legs: 28 (out of 20 needed)


  1. Wow, what a weekend indeed! Nice job, Jimmy! Go Team! That first picture is fantastic! Wish it was more fall-y like that here!

  2. Wow! That's so awesome! Congrats! Good boy Jimmy! :D

  3. Just wanted to say those are some beautiful fall photos. Gorgeous.

  4. Congratulations! What a great weekend. The scenery is gorgeous, too! Go Jimmy!

  5. WooHoo, well done on your weekend achievements
    Don't the boys look gorgeous in those autumnal photos, they are just soooo handsome!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. That's some crazy stuff you have to do
    Lily & Edward

  7. Love the pictures. They are so fall-ish! and way to go!

  8. Big congratulations to you and Jimmy! No video, isn't that always the way! Good luck for future comps :)

  9. congrats!!!! Such beautiful pictures. I helped out at the agility trial at the show spec last week for chesapeakes and it was a lot of fun. Something that I think gman would love to do but boy I don't know if I could get the course straight. I give you all a big thumbs up for doing this.


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