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The Importance of Video

This is a good reminder of why it is so important to tape your runs, especially the runs you were not successful on.

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The first trial of 2012!

We are headed to Addicted to Agility NADAD trial this weekend. We can’t wait to run!

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Good reminder to train and play

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Top Ten Jack Russell Terrier 2011

Stewie made the NADAC Top Ten Breed list for 2011 in 5 classes!

He is the 5th JRT in Elite Chances
He is the 4th JRT in Elite Jumpers
The 4th JRT in Regular
The 3rd JRT in Touch n Go
The 3rd JRT in Tunnelers

This is the 3rd year that Stewie has made the list, but the 1st year he has made it in 5 classes.

Thanks for all the fun Stewie, you are a blast.

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The Coliseum in Springfield Illinois

Here are some shots of the exterior and the interior of the Coliseum where the NADAC Champs was held last week. It is a beautiful building, the the running surface was fabulous for both dogs and handlers alike, It looks like dirt but was actually a 80/20 mixture of sand and coarse sawdust.
Stewie loved it in there and responded the the energy and applause like the champion he is!
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NATCH Stewie

NATCH Stewie with Judge Sarah Fix at Act Up Agility trial, September 24, 2011!!
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Introducing…NATCH Stewie!

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.

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NAE Dummerston July 8-10

Northeast Agility Enthusiasts had their Dummerston Vt trial at Hidden Acres Campground July 8-10.
Friday night was NADAC Extreme Games Challenge, which we tried for the 1st time!
We did 2 runs each in Extreme Chances, Extreme Tunnelers, and Extreme Hoopers. It was very fun, and we got points in both Chances and both Tunnelers. The Hoop Circle defeated us on our first two attempts, but we will try again the next time Extreme Games comes to the Northeast.

Saturday was our big hope to get the Hoopers Q we need for Champs, and although the run started out well, we got a fault and so did not qualify.
We again trained our start line stay in the other classes, taking eliminations in Regular and Touch and Go.

Chances was a great course and we had a great run! It really flowed and we had connection and it was a beautiful thing. The challenge was an out to the tunnel next to the dog walk, a call in over two jumps, and a turn out to a jump, then the dog walk at a distance and several hoops out!

Sunday we had several good runs. Touch and Go was a great run until I sent Stewie off course to the A-frame, which he performed beautifully!

Chances Sunday had a series of jumps heading to an off course tunnel, instead the dog had to pull in towards you. I was very pleased that Stewie did not take the off course! Then he missed a jump though and ran by the 6 weaves poles that were near the finish. But the run still had good elements to it.
We finished the day with a smoking tunnelers run that was really fast and run. What a good boy to still run at the end of a hot 3 day trial.

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Trial Volunteering

It is Blog Action Day to discuss volunteering at trials!
I compete almost entirely in NADAC, and most trials are pretty small so everyone really needs to step up and volunteer!

I try to plan my volunteering around times that would be good for my dog to get some crate rest. I usually ask to gate steward, ring crew or leash run. I usually work 2-3 classes per day and then just jump in whenever else they need help.

One thing that seems to really help the small trials is, at pick up time, ask everyone to go out to the field and pick up even one or two items and move them near the trialer to pack up. This really gets things packed up fast and doesn’t leave the burden on only a few people.

My JRT is 8 years old now, and is pretty good at being quiet in his crate. When he was just beginning to trial it was hard for me to work, since he barked and got himself really worked up when I wasn’t there.
Time and getting used to the trial atmosphere really helped there.

Another great thing volunteering is good for is while you are learning the jobs and watching the rings, you can learn lots of new things and it makes it easier to meet people also!

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NADAC Top Ten Jack Russell Terriers 2010

Stewie placed in 4 classes in the NADAC Top Ten Jack Russell Terriers 2010 in the USA and Canada.

Jumpers               4th place
Tunnelers           4th place
Touch and Go    5th place
Regular                6th place

What a great job Stewie! This is the 3rd year in a row he has placed on the Top Ten list.

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