Nicknames: Craven's Black Magnum TN-N NJC, Magnum, Mag,Maggley, Maggie
Birthday: February 25th 2007
Likes: Agility, frisbies, playing fetch, belly rubs, attention, clicker training, and food.
Pet-Peeves: Hoss 'attacking' him, and knowing that I'm home and I don't go outside to play with him.
Favorite Toy: Tennis balls, his flame-print tug, green alien squeaky, big purple Loofa dog, and his Kong
Favorite Food: Raw eggs, Diamond Naturals, freeze dried liver, Orijen, and anything else.
Favorite Walk: Around the yard or out to my grandparents.
Best Tricks: Sit, sit-stay, down, down-stay, shake(he's ambidextrous), wave, spin(to the left and to the right), bow, speak, roll over, weave between my legs, beg, back up, play dead, and stack(stand like a show dog).
Arrival Story: We got him from a breeder in Vicksburg, MS. We met at Petsmart in Jackson and I picked him out. He had his first trip to Petsmart and loved it.
Bio: His sire is Noble Muddy Tracker and his dam is Noble Puddles Black Water.
He went to his first Agility show Sept. 29, 2007, to get used to the other dogs, noise, etc. and did very well. He made two Golden Retriever pals, Lily(6 mon.) and Darby(?). Afterwards we went to Petsmart where he met a 1lb. Maltese puppy! He was like what the heck is that? Is that a dog?!
Magnum became lost for 9 days, but was found the day before my b-day! It was the best present ever!
Mom's really thinking of switching me to RAW this summer!! She would switch me now, but with school and tennis, she wouldn't have enough time to get me started and get in the 'groove' of things. I can't wait though!! I'm sure I'll love it! She was thinking of BARF, but now she's leaning more towards prey model RAW... Which ever bring on the meat!!:)
Magnum was awesome at his second trial EVER! We ran in Novice Tunnelers and Jumpers.
In Tunnelers he had a time of 37.76, standard course time being 38.75(barely made it! BOL) with 4.10 YPS. Which was amazing! He would have had a better time, but he was so fast I couldn't give directions fast enough!! So my fault Mag! Not only did we Q, but got 3rd place too!!
In Jumpers his time was 21.94, the standard course time being 30.67 with 5.24 YPS. Again amazing!! So we Q'd, and got 2nd place!!
I'm just sooo happy we Q'd and then to place in only his second trial. I can't wait for the next NADAC!
Well, Mag didn't Q, but for his first ever trial I think he did GREAT! I was worried I wouldn't get him to foucs at all or that he might use the bathroom on course, but he didn't do either. We ran in Novice JWW and we were the last ones. So we got there at 7:30 but didn't run until about 2:00. I figured Mag would be reactive and wouldn't calm down and he'd be a nervous wreck and wouldn't be able to run the course, but he slept in his crate half the time! When it came our turn, I realized that we don't have wings on our jumps at home and I was like "oh, snap..". So he balked at the first jump because he'd never seen time sensors, then refused the second jump(i should've just went on but I asked him to jump it three times, then went on..my mistake.) Then he went over 4,5,6,and7 jumps, then the tunnel was 8. He balked at it to sniff it then decided he would take it. Then 9 was weave poles he ran past those and it took three tries for that but he was able to complete them. Then 10, 11,12 jumps he did good(here the time buzzer went off meaning we went over course time) and he went through the 13 tunnel. Then 14, 15, and 16 jumps he went over perfectly. I was sooo proud of him! He actuallly did the course, I was firguring he wouldn't, but he did! I just knew when the first dog, peed on the ground on course that he'd do the same, but nope. I can't wait until his next trial because now I know what we need to work on. I'm just soooo proud of him!!