October 4th 2009 1:42 am
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Well today I had my first FULL ANKC Agility Trial.
I was entered in 2 Novice Agility, and 2 Novice Jumping runs.
In the morning Trial I ran in Novice Agility first. It was a nice course mum said. I missed the weave entry so incurred 5 penalty faults, and that was all I did wrong :) Mum was sooooo happy with me, I listened to her as we went around the Course.
Mum hasn't run a dog in Agility for 8 years, and she has mobility and breathing problems now :( so she was very happy with me she said.
Mum loves to take me to training and we're improving she says :)
In the morning Novice Jumping Course I was a bit excited, and did some little zoomies, and wasn't listening to my Handler :(
But I was just so happy being out there and running and jumping with Kate :)
In the afternoon Trial, my Jumping Handler (Kate) got tied up with running her 2 dogs in another Course, so at the last moment someone offered to run me. I had never practiced with this person !! But after a few missed bars at the beginning of the Course we finished off great, and I did some distance work and finished off the last 4 obstacles way ahead of my Handler - I was running & leaping like never before !!! :) I felt like I was flying - Woo Hoo !!
My last run was the afternoon Novice Agility Course - it was long. Mum knew she would have trouble getting around the Course, but she wanted to try and see how we'd do. As we are just starting out in Trials, she's looking at them being a good way to see where we are in our Training and how we work together as a Team :)
Plus I can get used to all the different noises and sights of an Agility Trial.
Thanks for reading,
Mimi - The 'Sparkle Queen' :)
In all, I had a great day :) I got to meet lots of other dogs and watch some of the Masters dogs also, plus, I got to watch 'Jade' (my BFF) run in 2 Masters jumping Courses. I hope to be as good as her one day :)