November 17th 2008 2:28 pm
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We drove a LOOOOONG way from Seattle to Gillette Wyoming so we could play agility for FIVE days in a row! How pawsome is that?!
The first couple days of the competition was the Special Skills classes (Tunnelers, Weavers, Touch N go, Hoopers, Jumpers, and also a team event). In those I was competing against all the other 20" dogs. I did pretty well and got some good placements in those:
1st in round 2 Weavers
2nd in round 1 Touch N Go
3rd in round 2 Hoopers
1st in round 1 Tunnelers
3rd in round 2 Tunnelers
6th in round 1 Team
2nd in round 3 Team
Then we did the Regular rounds. For that I was only competing against dogs in my division. Mom was SO proud of how I did on those (I only knocked a couple bars for all 6 rounds!). I ran super fast so even though I did have a few faults on some of the rounds I made up for it (the scoring is time + faults). Here are my placements from the individiual rounds:
1st in Round 1
4th in Round 2
1st in Round 3
1st in Round 4
2nd in Round 5
Three dogs from my division got to go to the final round. At that points I was in first place by quite a few points so all we had to do was pretty much just stay under 20 faults to take 1st place. I did drop a bar in the final round but that wasn't enough to knock us out of first place. We ended up winning by a little more than 27 points! I didn't really know what was going on but when we finished that run Mom was so happy so I was happy too!
It's amazing how fast time flies when you're playing agility... After what seemed like just a few hours we were already driving back home. Next year the Championships are going to be in Tennessee which is an awful long way for us so we will probably will have to wait until the 2010 Championships to compete again. In the meantime we are going to try and focus a little more on our USDAA skills...
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