We went to 2 days of an AKC trial last weekend. It was Icon's first trial back after his break and he was happy to be back! I decided to jump him at 20" at this trial (for the first time since he was 18 months I think) and he did great going 4/4. I thought he looked good jumping 20", although he was over jumping a bit. During our 'agility break' I also switched Icon to a running a-frame and they went well. But we'll see how it hold up over time and more importantly over the USDAA a-frame height change. Our running a-frame has bled over into a running dogwalk, I need to make sure that doesn't last...
SacramentoDTC AKC - Icon Friday Standard from Agility Dogs on Vimeo.
Apollo had a great weekend going 3/4. It was just a stupid move on my part kept him from a perfect weekend. He just needs one more QQ for Mach 3. I was hoping he'd get it last weekend so that after invitationals I could move him to preferred, but it looks like he'll have to at least do the New Years trial at 24" too.
I only got one of Apollo's runs on video.
SacramentoDTC AKC - Apollo Saturday JWW from Agility Dogs on Vimeo.
Rampage and I had lots of fun, but we didn't get any Q's. We were pretty close at times though! It was just babydog stuff. We got all of our contacts and had no bars down. But I definitely need to do something about our teeter... He has a beautiful 2o/2o with a nose touch in practice, but he has no clue that I expect this same performance at a trial. Luckily the new years trial will have a fun match at the end of one day so I will have a chance to let him know. And he has been avoiding the chute for a while now. He'll go in if I make him, but given a choice he will run around it. It's something I haven't practiced much with him because the chute is never out in class and I don't have a chute at home. But it would be nice to not have to escort him directly to the chute entrance on every course.
SacramentoDTC AKC - Rampage Saturday Standard from Agility Dogs on Vimeo.
Other videos I have taped can be seen here.