Monday, June 20, 2016

The Weekend Report: Fear Forgotten!

This past weekend, Jimmy and I attended just one day of an agility trial given by the Mattaponi Kennel Club. It was held in the same building that a few years ago gave Jimmy quite a bad scare. I didn't know whether Jimmy would still hold on to that fear so I only signed up for one day. I was very happy to see he cruised right into the building without hesitation. He didn't seem at all afraid so I do believe he has let that incident go. YAY! Thankfully, the A/C vents on the ceiling weren't noisy this time so his fear was not renewed. I was a tad worried about that all day.

The courses were fun, fast, and fairly easy. Jimmy cruised through both Standard and Jumpers without much trouble, other than a couple of poor handling incidents by me. Fortunately they didn''t cost us the Q, so we had another nice Double-Q to put toward our National Championship qualifications (and PACH2). We also earned another 47 points!

Jimmy's breeder, Anne, came for a visit and kindly ran the video camera for us.

Here's our Standard run. I get a good chuckle watching myself run. I am certainly not the most graceful handler out there. Jimmy is a saint for following my lead so well.

And Jumpers....Pardon my butt being in your face as I leash Jimmy afterwards! LOL!

AKC Nationals 2017: Perry, GA
Double-Q's: 7 (out of 7 needed)
Points: 426 (out of 550 needed)

Tracking Jimmy's PACH 2 progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Sunday 5/1/2016
Masters JWW legs: 41...MJP Title 01/25/15 MJPB 10/11/15
Masters STD legs: 37...MXP Title!10/24/14 MXPB 10/11/15
Double Q's: 4 (out of 20 needed)
PACH Points: 792 (We are starting with all the points we need, so I'm not even going to track them!)


  1. Oh wow! Look at all the pretty ribbons! Congrats! It sounds like you had an awesome weekend!

  2. We remember that incident with the noisy A/C. Glad it's quieter and Jimmy was fine. Great result. Congratulations!

  3. WooHoo, 47 points! Look at all those rosettes!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. You have like 87 ribbons
    Lily & Edward

  5. THAT is awesome, he looks so happy doing it too. You both did a great job!


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