Monday, August 14, 2017

The Weekend Report: Double-Q #18 !!!

I did what is becoming a usual Friday activity and went to an agility trial at our normal location. This time it was given by the Hyattsville Dog Training Club. I signed up for four runs. The two regular classes, Standard and Jumpers, and then the Premier versions as well.

The day started with Premier Standard and then shifted to regular Standard. Here are the two maps so you can see a side by side comparison of the similarities and differences....

The more difficult Premier is on the left. We were doing fine until the #8 to #9 jumps. There was just a bit too much space between those two jumps and Jimmy felt sure we should be going anywhere but to #9. He ran right past it and we were toast! I didn't get video so I don't remember if we made anymore mistakes, but I don't think so.

Our regular Standard run was a breeze in comparison! There were still lots of odd lines and angles but after Premier, I am sure Jimmy thought this one was easy. We qualified and earned the blue ribbon! Yay, Jimmy.

Next up, Premier Jumpers. Here are the side by side maps.....

Interestingly, this course had no back side jumps. Premier usually has at least one. Standard had it at #2.  It was tricky and we were doing well until a very difficult weave pole entry at #14. Jimmy did not want to go in the weaves as you can see in the video. He decided it was the tunnel and off he went! #16 tunnel to #17 jump didn't work either but by then of course we were already disqualified and I didn't care! After so many years of the more straight forward Standard and Jumpers, Jimmy really thinks I am nuts with some of the places I want him to go. I can see the look on his face...."You're CRAZY lady!"

And finally the regular Jumpers course....This was not an easy one! Lots of odd angles and turns that were tough to guide Jimmy through. I got lost at #12 to #13, running up a bit too far. Luckily I was able to correct it before we got a refusal or off course fault. All the dogs absolutely LOVED the tunnel to tunnel finish. They all hauled through leaving their people in the dust! Fortunately, we had a Q and that gave us double-Q #18! Woohoo! Two more to go.....

Tracking Jimmy's PACH 2 progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Sunday 5/1/2016
Masters JWW legs: 62...MJP Title 01/25/15 MJPB 10/11/15 MJPS Title
Masters STD legs: 57...MXP Title!10/24/14 MXPB 04/30/17 MXPS Title
Double Q's: 18 (out of 20 needed)
PACH Points: Way more than we need! I have lost count!


  1. I do luffs watching the videos and Jimmy did look a bit confused about the weaving thingy although he got there in the end.
    Well done on the Double-Q!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. I love seeing a dog that's having fun, and that's what it looked like to me. :-) I could really watch these all day long!

  3. We think it was a great run. Jimmy looks like he's enjoying himself. And SHE would have been totally confused as to which apparatus was next.

  4. Congrats! It looks like you both were having tons of fun!


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