Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Weekend Report: So Close!

This weekend was a trial given by the Weimaraner club. Just like last week, I only signed up for Friday.

The day started with Premier Standard. Premier is the more challenging version on Standard with less time to get it done and trickier courses.

Here is the map:

It wasn't super difficult. You just needed to be clear on where to go and keep your attention on your dog. I actually walked it incorrectly but it was fairly easy to add in the section I had skipped. Oops!

Jimmy listened very well even if some of his turns were a bit wide. Here is the video:

This run earned him a blue ribbon as the only other dog running in his class did not qualify.

Next came the regular Standard. It was a bit similar to the Premier, but a bit easier. It ran nicely and Jimmy was clean! Another blue ribbon. Good boy!

And finally Jumpers. I had been the leash runner for the big dogs so I had watched lots of runs. I knew right where the most screw-ups happened. If the handler did not properly support the 2nd to last jump (#18), the dogs were pulling off too soon and not taking it. So when it was my turn, I knew I needed to place my rear-cross close to the jump so Jimmy was sure to jump it. To pull off a rear-cross successfully, your dog needs to be ahead of you. Unfortunately, I out ran Jimmy, and couldn't do a rear-cross. So I ran past the jump, hoping to turn Jimmy on the landing side. It worked, but it messed up his stride and he knocked down a bar on the very last jump. Sigh! So close to a double-Q! Completely my fault! I'm not in a hurry to complete my PACH2, but I don't want it to take too long....Jimmy and I aren't getting any younger! LOL!

Sorry, but you will have to use your imagination as I didn't video either STD or JWW. Here are the maps to help visualize!

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: 52...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. Mabel and I are just learning about front and rear crosses and all that stuff - can be a little overwhelming!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  2. Two blue ribbons can't be bad. Another great showing. Well Done, Jimmy.

  3. It sounds like mostly a very successful and fun weekend. I know how frustrating it is to have the one mistake be the spot that you were so focused on keeping clean. Ah well - You and Jimmy have lots of runs left in you!!!

  4. I couldn't say it better than Bella et al!

  5. Good job, I'm always amazed at how fast he does those weave poles!


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