NADAC trial!

The boys got to go to an agility trial today!!!  They really haven't gotten to do many agility trials this past year
and it's been 2 full months since the last one.  Lance even got to do runs that had contacts in them for the first time since I quit his 4 on the floor and gave up on the running.

Vito
I don't know if it was because of the long break but both dogs had more fun today than I have ever seen them have!  Vito was pumped.  He excitedly tugged with me before going into the ring, kept that connection with me while waiting on the start line, and actually ran!  I think this is one of the first trials that all 3 of those pieces fell in line and it felt fabulous! 


Vito's Regular-Elite run:


All of Vito's dogwalks and aframes were spot on!  Even the one in the video where I *thought* I was turning him on the flat and letting him think he was going to go straight, Vito actually read my turn and didn't leap!  Of course I then was too busy looking at his dogwalk to actually properly cue him to take the aframe instead of the tunnel.

Q-wise we didn't do so hot.  Vito only qualified in 1 of his 4 runs today and it was novice jumpers.  He was so close in everything else though and actually his touch n go run was perfect but he got an "unsafe performance" on the aframe as he stumbled but still managed to hit yellow. 

Lance
Even Lance was super squirrely and actually had a few off courses as he blindly ran ahead ignoring me!  Go Corgi!  Lance was thrilled with the no criteria aframe and dogwalks and he did manage to do all the dogwalks decently.  One of them was even a gorgeous run down, but the others wouldn't have been in if it was a 36" zone.  His aframes I'm not so sure how it's working out.  I think most had a paw in but it was close.  At least he's running out of them nicely and not thudding.  He's still aiming to land right at the very bottom of the ramp, where he used to do his 4 on the floor so perhaps that's causing the higher hits?


Lance also only qualified 1 of 4 runs due to the off courses.  I take blame for one of them, the other 2 I give to him.  He did save my butt though on open chances when I mis timed my running and came to dead halt at the gamble line.  Lance looked back at me but kept going the remaining 2 feet over the jump and then we did the rest of the gamble nicely together.

No other videos of their runs as battery was shot in the camera.

Catalina  – ( October 29, 2011 at 9:32 PM )  

I am so so SO happy for you!! They look like fun runs! And fast too!

Muttsandaklutz  – ( October 30, 2011 at 6:50 PM )  

They both look great -- happy and fast! Must have been even more fun after such a long break!

Patty  – ( October 31, 2011 at 11:09 AM )  

Wow look at that speed!!Great videos

Honey the Great Dane  – ( October 31, 2011 at 9:35 PM )  

Hi Vito - I wanted to leave you a Happy Birthday message but for some reason, Blogger won't let me add any comments on that post??!! I keep clicking on "Add Comments" but nothing happens...

Anyway, so I'll have to leave my message here. Wishing you a very happy birthday and hope things will be better in the next year for you!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

achieve1dream  – ( November 22, 2011 at 8:21 PM )  

Looks like they had fun! Who cares about the NQ if you and the dogs have fun huh? They are both adorable. :)

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