Monday, October 24, 2016

The Weekend Report: So Close to Home!

Jimmy and I had another agility trial this weekend given by the Mattaponi Kennel Club. They chose a new location for their trial. Door to door, it was just 20 minutes from my house. Plus it was Tall to Small in the running order so I didn't even need to set an alarm clock! It just doesn't get any better than this! It was  a really nice indoor soccer building with lots of crating space, good climate control, great bathroom facilities (that's important!), and nice grounds for walking the dogs. There was only one caveat, the turf was slippery for the fast dogs. Sharp turns often resulted in face plants. That is something no one wants their dog to experience!

We had a pretty good weekend, Q'ing in 3 out of 4 of our runs! Saturday our Standard run had a bar down, and because of the bar down, Jimmy also missed his weave entry which was the next obstacle. The footing made an odd thunk each time he landed and I think it weirded him out just a bit. By the time Jumpers came around, he had gained a bit of confidence. He put in a speedy run, but was edged out of 1st place by less than a second. His run was speedy enough to earn 19 points.

We came back on Sunday to try again. Jimmy was much happier and raring to go! We put in a nice, clean Standard run and earned 28 points!

Here's the video:

I didn't video Jumpers but again we had a nice clean run, earning the blue ribbon and another 19 points. Plus this was double-Q # 9 toward our PACH 2 title.

If I kept my count correctly, the Jumpers legs I earned this weekend should have qualified for Jimmy's MASTER SILVER JUMPER WITH WEAVES PREFERRED title (MJPS). That's 50 succesful Jumpers legs!

We are off for the next couple of weekends and will trial again in mid-November!

AKC Nationals 2017: Perry, GA
Double-Q's: 12 (out of 7 needed)
Points: 742 (out of 550 needed) We qualified on 07/09/2016 !!!

Tracking Jimmy's PACH 2 progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Sunday 5/1/2016
Masters JWW legs: 50...MJP Title 01/25/15 MJPB 10/11/15 MJPS Title 10/23/16
Masters STD legs: 42...MXP Title!10/24/14 MXPB 10/11/15
Double Q's: 9 (out of 20 needed)
PACH Points: 1308


  1. Jimmy you are a STAR!!!! I luffed the video, they way you weave through the poles is fabulous!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. amazing a true athlete and a senior one to boot

  3. I loved seeing the video. You and Jimmy are such a well-oiled team! Congrats!


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