Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Western Classic ... been and gone!

Well, we’re midway thru March and Ticket & I have only had three agility trials since the start of the trialling year (Feb). There have been a few country trials but with many other dogs at home, kennels, etc., we rarely make the time to travel to them.

Our last trial was the Western Classic, two weeks ago, and Ticket managed to do some serious bar-knocking … she seemed very distracted and concerned and kept wanting to run off to the show arena, where the conformation showing was happening … it dawned on me that she was searching for Mum and Rene, who had arrived at the grounds later than me, dropped in by my car and then disappeared off to do their showing. After her first three runs we had a break, so I took Ticket for a walk over to the show rings, where she was so relieved to see Mum and Rene … we stayed for 5 minutes and came back to the agility rings … she was much calmer - phew! We won’t let that happen again!!!

For her last run, Open Agility, she was a little gem. On walking the course I doubted that she would actually perform her A-Frame properly, seeing that it had to be layered outside a very inviting tunnel entrance and was in the exclusion zone … she did it beautifully and Qualified in 4th Place!!!

I’m pleased with our record so far this year – we’ve qualified once at two out of three trials – let’s see if we can keep the Q’s coming.

On the show scene, Rene handled Chilli for Best of Breed Malinois at both shows and the following night she took little Satu (her Baby Papillon) thru to Best Baby in Group 1.


So quite a successful weekend all round.



1 comment:

Pacco de Mongrel said...

oh.. having members of the family across the ring is really distracting..

i actually don't allow my family to follow me for a trail ...LoL
anyway, they are not interest in watching dog jumping over hurdles either...

congrates for ticket's 4th placing in Open class....

more Qs will follow suit...