Posts Tagged With: Addicted to agility
Stewie is now NATCH Stewie. He finished his Championship on Saturday, September 24 with a beautiful and fast Chances Q. Sarah Fix was the judge and the club was Act Up Agility, in North Smithfield, RI.
Stewie earned his S-EAC title on New Years Day 2011 with a 1st place Q! This was at Addicted to Agility’s trial at N. Smithfield RI with judge Roger Coor. It was an awesome run with great weave poles with a time of 37.72. The 2nd regular run that day was the same course turned around, and Stewie had another blazing fast with with great poles, and beat his own time by 3 seconds with a time of 34.73!
You need to have 40 Elite Regular Q’s to earn the Superior title. Great job Stewie!
According to my records, Stewie has gotten 7 Regular Q’s since August 1, 2010 toward Championshops 2011!
Stewie and I are going to Addicted to Agility’s New Year’s trial in Smithfield RI. We can’t wait, haven’t trialed since October! Mary and Lexi are coming too and some new NEAT club members are coming for their first trial, awesome!!
Addicted to Agility, Wrentham, MA
Last run of the day Saturday, hot day, and Stewie really turned it on,and had a great run in 25 seconds flat!
Addicted to Agility Elite Jumpers 9/25/10 First run of the day, and Stewie did an awesome job.Q and a 1st place.
Stewie and I had a great trial in RI under judge Ron Young. The first run of the day was Regular, it had a fast start and Stewie was revved, and I lost him to an off course tunnel at the 4th obstacle. Of course after that, he went on to get great weaves and had a fast finish off the dog walk.
The next run was Chances, and I lost him to the same off course tunnel, and then did the rest of Chances great. No Elite dog Q’ed in Chances, and only one Open dog Q’ed. Tough course.
Next was Touch and Go, and it looked different than any other Touch and Go course I have seen. There was a lot of handling in the beginning on the right side of the ring, and then after that, there was 2 tunnels and a hoop curving to the dog walk. It was the fastest course I have ever seen. Stewie got his dog walk contact, good boy! and boy was he flying. His time was 6.83 yards per second which I think is his fastest speed ever! This was a Q and a 1st place!
Next was Tunnelers, and we tried the 15 point bonus line. We only had one bobble, and the rest of the distance and directionals were no problem. At the end the judge said good try, which I thought meant I hadn’t Q’ed, but I checked the next day, and we had Q’ed with a 3rd place, we just did not get the bonus.
The last run of the day was Jumpers, and it was a different looking course too! There were 23 obstacles, and a 4 jump serpentine that you did each day. At the far end of the ring was a series of 4 jumps which you did twice, both times I layered them with the 4 jump serpentine. There was no problem or hesitation with layering the lines of jumps. This was a really great run, no bobbles, and it was a 1st and a Q.
Stewie and I are headed to RI tomorrow for an Addicted to Agility trial. Chances here we come!
Saturday was a beautiful sunny April day for agility. The trial started with Touch and Go, and Stewie got a really fast run in with a Q and a 1st place. YPS 5.97
Jumpers was next, I decided to really practice our distance, and we had a great run, with a Q and a 2nd place. 5.58 YPS
Regular, there was a line of jumps parallel to the dogwalk, the course was the dogwalk to a turn to a jump, then the weaves. I sent Stewie to the dogwalk, layered the line of jumps, and also layered the weaves with no problem. Unfortunately coming back around the course, Stewie took an off course, but I was very pleased with the distance work.
The 2nd Regular run, Stewie blasted by the weaves, and we had another off-course, a disconnected run.
Next class was Chances. Stewie did the distance portion no problem, and then blew by the set of six weave poles at the end. What a disappointment! First not to get the Q, and second that our weaving in trials problem is coming back.
Last run was Tunnelers, and I worked distance some more, and I didn’t get a signal in soon enough, and we had an off course.
Overall, a great day, Lynn is absolutely right, working the distance in all runs will help us with our Chances skills.