Murray finished his NJP title on Sun.* ;D* He had a beautiful run up until the weaves.* He just checked out and I restarted him 3 times before I finally remembered to switch to off side weaves which he did beautifully.* :* *We ended up with 2nd place. I won't be moving up to Open until we figure out what this on side weave issue is all about.* No refusals allowed in Open so it would just be a waste of money.
We came THAT close to titling in Std as well.* He had a beautiful run going. He even did the weaves the first time thru but I was off side and he seems to like off side better than on side. Then he jumped...and landed in the middle of the broadjump.* : Damn BJ.* I HATE that obstacle.* It was a PITA for obedience and it's a PITA for agility.* We'll try again for that last leg Thanksgiving weekend.
Proud boy (and mom) with his ribbons
Murray gives good face.* ;D
The Rally match was a disaster.* I wanted to kill both dogs.* I let my daughter show both dogs so she could get some practice with the advanced and excellent courses.* Little did I know that both dogs have become mama's kids.* : Essy left the ring multiple times to run to me.* The judge finally let them do the advanced course on lead. I thought this might become an issue because I have been training Essy in obedience and agility since my daughter broke her foot.* Murray wouldn't work at all for Meghan.* He kept turning (fronts and finishes) so he could see me and he too eventually left the ring.* > I finally put him thru and he did great.* Then I put him on lead, handed the lead to Meghan then went and hid.* He did great then.* I don't know what I'm going to do about the upcoming show.* I don't want Essy learning that she can leave the ring. Meghan may have to go to the ring on her own without me or my friends around.* * I just hope that Murray and I won't be in a nearby ring at the same time.
Congrats on the agility title!!! Darn those mama dogs (iwas going to say boys but remembered one was a girl) .......... know the feeling!!!
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Linda, Kona and Bo
Lydia, that is great!!! Congrats on the new title!!
Sorry about the Rally disaster!
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I was wondering how Essy did for your daughter when she would see you. My daughter wants to do rally so bad but I know Rowdy will be looking everywhere for me. I keep telling DH it is time to get a 2nd dog just for DD and we will have to show at different shows - which isn't easy around here, we just don't have to volume of shows you do.
It actually was working quite well until Meghan broke her foot. I've been training Essy since then (trying to keep Meghan off her foot as much as possible) and just allowing Meghan to show her but it is taking its toll now. Hopefully Meghan will get her cast off this week. That will gives us 1 week to whip Essy into shape.Originally Posted by Mom2Rowdy
Congrats!!! Now on to Open
Ruger needs just one more leg in Open Jumpers and Standard to move up to Excellent, but I don't think he'll ever get an Excellent title as he just is not that fast and the courses get longer and faster :-[
Oh well, we'll focus more on Utility then I suppose
Congrats to you both on a great job! ;D
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