Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Be careful not to blink cause the weekend went that fast...

Agility started on Saturday and Fin Q'd in Standard with a 2nd place (right behind Ashley and Luka) and got her Standard Masters title.  We also Q'd in Steeplechase, but those jumpers and Gambles eluded us.

There were some surprises for me this weekend.  Running contacts.  Didn't expect that.  We'll be working this week on criteria.  Obviously I've let something slide.  The Out cue I've been working on was ready to be shown to the world this weekend, but when I said, "out!", Fin turned around, looked at me and said, "out, out", I said, "OUT!" while waving my arms, and she looked at me and said, "out, out, out".  She did look over her shoulder, but mostly she bounced in place barking at me.  Back to the drawing board on that one.

Sunday I only stayed for the first two classes and didn't Q.  Had a GREAT BBQ with my family, then back at it on Monday for team day.

My team with Ashley and his young dog Dash and Laura with SpaceMonkey was a fun team with no expectations.  We ended up winning jumpers and gamblers and coming in third overall.  We would have placed better (maybe even won), if Fin had not got pulled into the tunnel vortex during relay.  But Q'ing and coming in third on top of it is pretty darn special if you ask me.

Fin doesn't seem fazed by her medal. She would prefer cookies.

We will try for our ADCH at the end of August.  Hopefully the Jumpers and Gambler Gods will shine on us then.


Elf said...

Congrats on the SM! Feels good to get those titles ticked off the list. And a huge congratulations on the team placement! That's a major accomplishment.

Kathy said...

wow, that was a pretty run, good job. I love Space Monkey and Laura, sounds like a really awesome weekend-congrats on the Qs and having a good time. HUGE congrats on the Standard Masters title that is AWESOME. Always suprising when you get a whole new behavior like running contacts, LOL, these dogs are always thinking. YIPPIE, hope August is a great month and you get that ADCH!!!

Cynthia said...

UGH that darn out. LOL. I need to teach Jet an out and I hope he doesn't bark at me when I try to use it! :)