Sunday, May 9, 2010

Tip, accelerating

  • First Q: 2.6 yards/second
  • Second Q: 3.6 yards/second
  • Third Q: 3.8 yards/second
And that third time includes him missing the tunnel entrance on the first try and missing the weave poles on the first try, so he was actually moving at more than 4 yards/second -- which is close to Bo speed!

Tips First Agility Title!

Waytogo Walk This Way NJP

Tip was ripping through the very nice Novice Jumpers course today. He was 20 seconds under SCT and was faster than all but one dog (of any height!) in the novice jumpers class. And he was going to be "nice and slow and easy" dog! D'oh!

Bo's first run (in standard) was on the catastrophic side -- he kept taking this one tunnel. But he did his down contact on the A frame and did lovely weaves and many other lovely bits. His second run in Jumpers was amazing. Its like he knew the course, because I was was behind him and he just kept screaming along and doing the correct course. He did one off course (so we did not Q) but it was a truly amazing run.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

fast dogs

None of our runs in agility today were Qs, but Bo put in a simply gorgeous standard run (he missed the down contact on the A-Frame). But everything was simply perfect and fast. 20 seconds under course time. One lady who watche dhis run said that you could really see him dig in, to propel himelf forward as fast as possible, and that it was especially noticeable coming out of the tunnels.

I never even got the chance to walk Tip's jumpers course, and he was also running fast. He seems to be gaining confidence and speeding up with every run. So he ended up going in the wrong end of the tunnel (bad handler!). You'd never know he used to be overwhelmed by new places, loud sounds, and strange people and dogs! he also has a PERFECT start line stay and will just sit at the end of hte run and wait to have his lead put back on. Bo had best watch his laurels.

Bo's jumpers run was catastrophic. bad handler. And he's gotten really bad about getting captured at the end of each run. We REALLY need to work on that!

I got a dog toy for working and Bo is currently destroying it. Tip is watching, as he wants to have the dog toy to destroy!