Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Six, Seven, Eight

We had my dog club's three-day agility trial this past weekend, and I think we had a good deal of success!

Marge qualified in three out of six runs.  This is exactly what she did at my club's November trial, with one minor difference.  In November, she qualified three times in Standard.  At this trial, she qualified three times in Jumpers, giving her 8 of the 10 qualifying scores needed in Jumpers for the Master Jumpers title.

Here are her Jumpers runs:

She seems to be running really well lately - putting in some fast times and reading my handling very well. She picked up 9, 10, and 9 MACH points, respectively, in each run, putting her total at 83.

Our Standard runs were not horrible.  On Friday, she was a little bit stressy and went around a jump and then took an off-course dog walk (probably due to bad handling).  On Saturday, she skipped a weave pole (just a fluke thing), and then jumped her A-Frame contact.  On Sunday, we were clean up until the very end of the course, when she took an off course jump (that I pretty much sent her directly to) and then took down a bar.

She did do her teeter all three days, though, so that's a gigantic plus.  She did her table, too, but was hesitant to lie down on it, so we'll need to work on that before our next trial.

It's important to note that this is the trial site that, back in 2010, I was convinced that Marge hated.  There were planes overhead, trains going by, and it was just very noisy and industrial over all (it's sandwiched between oil refineries!). She ran here again in 2011 and did much better, but did not qualify.  The fact that she ran here this past weekend and DID qualify and DIDN'T appear to dislike the site makes me very, very, happy.  Naturally, now I'll start to change my tune a bit about this site and admit that I actually like it!

We've got a fair number of trials coming up - two days over Memorial Day weekend, and then FIVE days scattered throughout June.  I expect for Marge to finish her MXJ title and begin to put a dent in those much-needed double Q's!  This is the best she's ever run and I want to capitalize on it.


Anna the GSD May 9, 2012 at 10:18 AM  

Go Marge!!! You got that title in your paws!!!!

Kari in Alaska May 9, 2012 at 10:03 PM  

way to go!

Stop on by for a visit

Kathy Mocharnuk May 9, 2012 at 11:16 PM  

whoo hooo you guys are on fire! CONGRATS! So cool to think of where Marge started out and to see her now, it is just the most amazing story ever, you should both be sooooo proud you guys RocK as a team!

Unknown May 10, 2012 at 12:53 AM  

Bravo to both of you!!! Marge is amazing!

andrea May 10, 2012 at 8:40 PM  

YAY for you both!!

Dawn May 12, 2012 at 7:47 AM  

Great job! I'm so happy this trial went well for you guys! You both deserve it, you've worked so hard! Good luck with the upcoming trials for sure!

Shai May 12, 2012 at 9:59 AM  

Hurray for Team Marge!

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