Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Tuffley, RVA and Ruffs!

Long post alert!!

The boys were superstars at RVA on the Friday, Brodie won the G6-7 jumping and Bru won his C1-7 steeplechase! The girls were brilliant in champ, both had a pole in the jumping and Brooke missed her dog walk contact in the agility round. We had a dog swap so I was running Brooke and Matt had Spark! Unfortunately the courses were pretty straightforward so with 5f in each round she didn't make the final. Spark was 7th in the agility round and unfortunately got E'd in the final!

Here are some videos
Brooke champ jumping

Toad jumping...so many front crosses!

Spark champ agility

Bru steeplechase

You wouldn't think these two are related!! 😂😂

Brooke in my office after some training!

Waiting for breakfast!

Spark approves of her new paddling pool!

The day after RVA we went to Tuffley, the girls were doing champ and the boys had a jumping run each. Bru failed to get weaves in his course and took a few attempts but managed to win it with 10 faults!! I accidentally eliminated Toad in his run as I thought he had hit a pole but he hadn't...what a wally! Brooke got E'd in champ but did some super cool stuff with Matt. Spark and I made the champ final and then messed it up three jumps from the end! 

Spark redeemed herself this weekend by winning the CSJ Qualifier at Ruffs UKA! She was a super girly and appreciated her trophy!! That is all four competing dogs qualified for the Grand Finals now!

Monday, 8 July 2019

Weekend off and Omnidogs

We have had a hot couple of weeks and even used our BBQ a few times! We love our garden and spend more time out there than inside in this weather! No shows but Bru and Spark both had a Dan workshop with Dan which was good fun but I ran so much I almost felt sick 😂 Here are their videos!

And yes there is rare footage of Spark being run by Dan. She started quite confidently and then started to wonder what was going on! She really won't run for anyone other than me and Matt usually so it was quite a big deal!!

The weekend was so hot that we didn't go to a KC show as planned on the Saturday but went to Omnidogs on the Sunday instead. The main reason was to do some rewarding weaves in the ring with Bru as he is still finding them really difficult in competition. Spark managed to run fro Matt with a photographer there and win her jumping! Brooke ran for me in agility and tried to bog off when I gave her the wrong weave command...totally my fault! We redeemed ourselves in the jumping with a nice run but just a pole. Brodie doesn't jump 40cm much anymore so I have been trying to do casual classes with him. Unfortunately there was either casual agility or pairs where he could jump 30cm so I opted for pairs with Matt running Brooke bean. Brodie hasn't done contacts in the ring for a couple of years but he was brilliant! We opted to let Brooke do the jumping half as it was a real run and the dog walk exit would have been really hard with a running contact (we didn't see anyone manage it!) We somehow managed a double clear and ended up in 2nd place qualifying us for the Grand Finals!!! What super shelties 💙💚

We have also been back to Wrest Park, it is such a beautiful place to walk and even Brax managed to come with us and have a picnic!