Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Agility Club and Barking Mad

The gang on an early morning cool walk!

It was so hot again for the Agility Club show. We had Brax in Champ, Brodie in teams and Brooke doing a jumping and agility class. Little Brax ran her socks off and managed to get into the champ final-she is such a cheeky little monkey though and pinged off her dog walk in the final! The jumping course was really challenging and fun to watch-it was interesting to see how people handled the first bit. I love courses where there are so many options and I thought this one was really clever.

Brodie and his sheltie team mates did Crufts teams. Sadly two of us had faults on the dog walk so although we were the fastest team we didn't qualify as one team went clear. It was a situation that Brodie has always struggled with- a tunnel wrapped round the down plank of the dog walk often makes him miss the contact and as I was behind he was looking for me too. We will try again next year as we have an awesome team!

This last weekend we went to Barking Mad which was a lovely show! Netted rings, good caterers and paddling pools for the dogs. Sparkle puppy had her first runs at a KC show and I couldn't be more pleased with her! She had a wait, focused on what I wanted and did a couple of lovely runs! She is not weaving quite yet so we didn't have a clear but it was nice to know she could string stuff together in a ring. We did weaves in the practice ring and she got them (eventually!) so more homework needed!

Brodie needed a new handler poor boy! A little error in each course meant no clears but he ran well despite the heat on Sunday. Little Brax got to do a jumping class too and wow was it a long one! Her and Brooke were in the same Graded 6-7 class (different grades though) and for the first time ever Matthew went clear on the same course with both girls with super lovely runs! Brooke won G6 and Brax came 3rd in G7 :)

Brooke bean was such a good girl winning four G6 classes. Three were jumping and one was agility so she still needs an agility win to go into G7. She worked so well and as usual gobbed her way round every course happily!! Here is a video of her G6-7 agility run

J9 doglets and their handlers did so well too. The best thing was Maria with Willow (Med G3), Jenni with Rommy (Med G5) and Brooke all won their Grades on the same G1-7 jumping course. Am I a proud trainer?? You bet!! They all worked so well :-)

And so Brax doesn't feel left out-here is the sofa pic! Looking at this picture is hard to believe that they are both small height dogs...Yes Brax is a proper midget!

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous runs & well done on the wins and placings :) Lot's of rounds up here too, must the "in" thing just now :)