Monday, May 8, 2017

The Weekend Report: Cleveland DTC Agility Trial

I am so very far behind on my blogging. I really have lost the drive for this. Beautiful spring days, lots of errands, travel, and so much more seem to have taken over. It would be very easy just to let it go.....

But I am not going to let that happen! I still have agility trials to record and another big event! I need to get busy.

On April 29th I drove out to Huron, Ohio to the Sawmill Resort. This was the location of the 75th Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America's National Specialty. I arrived one day early so I could do an agility trial given by the Cleveland  Dog Training Club on Sunday the 30th. The trial was held at an indoor soccer building about a half hour from the resort. It was a warm-up for the "real" trial held as part of the Specialty also at the same building.

I signed up for 4 runs. Two regular classes, Jumpers and Standard, and also the tricker and faster Premier Standard and Premier Jumpers.

First up was Premier Standard. Here is the map:

We did it all perfectly except the #4 dogwalk u-turning to the #5 tunnel. He never even saw the tunnel and flew past. Refusal called! Oh, well....

Then came Standard, followed by Jumpers....maps:

These went very well and we qualified in both! Even earning blue ribbons! WooHoo! Qualifying in Standard was my 50th Standard leg (you would not want to do the math on entry fees X # of legs! Just sayin'! LOL!)  There was no ribbon available for this big title so they gave me a nice MXP ribbon and I wrote the S on it myself. It was also Double-Q #15 toward our PACH2 big championship title.

This club also gave the best toys for placing so we came home with quite a haul!

The day finished with Premier Jumpers. I can't find the map for this one but here too we had success! Our day ended with 3 out of 4 runs being "in the ribbons"! What a good little boy my Jimmy is!

This trial was fun because it was a new set of agility teams. I got to see lots of new people running dogs I haven't seen before. Quite a change of pace! And because it was the day before the Cardigan Specialty trial, lots of Cardigans were there. That never happens!

Be sure to check back for all the news on the Specialty. Lots to report in my next post!

Tracking Jimmy's PACH 2 progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Sunday 5/1/2016
Masters JWW legs: 56...MJP Title 01/25/15 MJPB 10/11/15 MJPS Title
Masters STD legs: 50...MXP Title!10/24/14 MXPB 04/30/17 MXPS Title
Double Q's: 15(out of 20 needed)
PACH Points: 1582 plus many more! I have lost count!


  1. Way to go Jimmy and Mom!!!! You two rock! We all expected that you wouldn't just "let it go" (although we are feeling how tempting that is at this time of year!). Congrats on all those blue ribbons and having so much fun!

  2. YAY!!! Well done with the ribbons!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Terrific job on some tricky runs!


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