Monday, November 23, 2015

The Weekend Report - The Season Finale......Maybe

This was another weekend out in the country for agility. The warm fall temps of late had morphed into more seasonal chilly temps! Saturday was about 28 degrees when I arrived at the farm. Sunday was warmer, maybe low 40s but with a biting wind. Fortunately I had dressed for the chill and it wasn't too bad.

Not a lot to tell. Both days went about the same. An awesome Jumpers run started each day, and just one handler-induced error in each Standard run cost us a Q, and also a double-Q. So we are ending our season still needing 3 more double-Qs to finish our PACH title. On a positive note, our Jumpers runs were both first places,  and Jimmy did his dogwalk contact correctly both days!

I was very lazy and did not snap even one photo all weekend long! Egads, I've become a bad blogger!

Now, I titled this the Season Finale....with a Maybe.  There are a few days left to sign up for a trial at this same (cold!) location in December. I could do a Friday and try out the new AKC class called Premier. Very tempting! So maybe I'll have just one more Weekend Report yet!

Tracking Jimmy's PACH progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Saturday 06/21/2014
Masters JWW legs: 31...MJP Title 01/25/15 MJPB 10/11/15
Masters STD legs: 28...MXP Title!10/24/14 MXPB 10/11/15
Double Q's: 17
PACH Points: 1331

November ends the qualifying period for the 2016 AKC National Championship. Jimmy and I did well over what was needed to get in. I'm not sure I'll make the long trip to Tulsa, but at least we have the option!

AKC Nationals 2016:
Double-Q's: 10 (out of 5 needed)
Points: 813 (out of 600 needed)....We QUALIFIED!!! 10/11/15
Masters Legs: 37 (out of 20 needed)


  1. WOW! Above and Beyond....great effort. Do not envy you that biting wind....ugh!

  2. YAY, yous amazing fellas!!!! Pawsome!!!! I am sooo proud of you two, you are so clever
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Ugh I hate the cold but sounds like you persevered and did great We missed you during our blogging hiatus

    retro rover

  4. I tried the Premier class at my last trial (our own season finale) and very much enjoyed it. I enjoy AKC courses for their balance between flow and technical, between extension and collection. I like the challenges that USDAA and international courses have to offer, but I don't want that all the time. I think AKC provides a nice balance, with the new Premier class an optional fun challenge to let me get in all that extra-technical stuff. We didn't happen to qualify that time due to my handler error (as always!) but we had an absolute blast and I will absolutely enter again- you should try it!


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