This summer I have mostly been doing 1 day of AKC trials, mainly because it gets really really hot in Dixon and I know that on Saturday we're done by 10am or earlier so I just enter that day. Other considerations are the cost of running three dogs. Can you say *cha-ching!* Of course we've had a ridiculously cool summer so my heat precautions weren't really necessary. The cost precautions still were though...
But last weekend I went to a full THREE day trial Fri-Sun! I even got to stay in my RV (I really miss that part of multiple day trialing. I love my RV!) And I couldn't have been happier with all of my boys!
Like a fine Napa wine, Apollo just gets better with age. He had 6 gorgeous runs over the weekend with some 1st places :). I messed him up on 2 runs so we only got 1 double Q but I'm having more fun than ever with him!
Mensona AKC - Apollo Friday JWW from Agility Dogs on Vimeo.
Icon had 3 picture perfect runs in a row, but on his 1st run on Saturday morning he was holding his right paw up for a bit after his run. Of course I freaked out and had a vet friend look at him. She found nothing but a bit of sensitivity in his 4th toe. And he was fine after she checked him out. But I scratched him from JWW and his Sunday runs. It turns out he had a cut deep in the grooves of his pads, probably from stepping on a stone or something sharp on his last run.
Rampage showed me his potential. He has always been great at collection, but he showed some nice extension this weekend and OMG, this dog can turn!
(ignore everything that happens after Rammy takes the tunnel for the 2nd time)
Mensona AKC - Rampage Sunday JWW from Agility Dogs on Vimeo.
Can't forget Foster! As ever, he was my loyal stable pony keeping all of the other dogs happy and in line :)