Posts Tagged With: New England Agility Team

USDAA agility this weekend!

Our club, New England Agility Team, is having their annual USDAA trial this weekend. This is Stewie’s annual USDAA trial. It will be interesting to see how we do! The courses are a lot different from the open and flowing NADAC courses.

We are entered in the Steeplechase and the Grand Prix. We’ll let you know how we do!
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Off to a NEAT party!

Stewie is headed to our club’s annual Winter party this afternoon. Stay tuned for pictures later.

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NEAT Show and Go

NEAT held its annual Show and Go on October 25th. It was a beautiful, crisp fall day, a little chilly for the first couple of hours. We had a lot of novice and pre novice folks show up and they had some great runs with their dogs and got some good practice in. We also had a puppy/veteran dog run for pups younger than 18 months and some retired agility dogs to have a fun run! 

The only sad part of they day was that we had to pack our agility equipment up for the winter, every year it is a sad end to a fun day. 
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Club Practice

We had beautiful weather and a great practice Wednesday at club practice. We set up a USDAA Masters standard course. It was a great course except for the threadle, I hate threadles. That is probably because I don’t do them very well, I admit it!
Anyway, Stewie did fabulous weaves every time and got the entry every time, hurray! I handled the dogwalk from outside of the weave poles then called him over 12 and then turned and sent him to the poles. It worked great.

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Club Practice this week

This is the course we set up for club practice this week, at least as close as we could get. I am not a good course builder at all! This was a fun challenge to try. Stewie and I didn’t have any trouble with the beginning, and he sent out to 5-7 with no problem. He came in after the dog walk the first try but we got 7-10 the second try. I feel we are getting a bit more consistent and smoother with our distance work.

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NEAT’s USDAA Trial May 16-17,2009

New England Agility Team (NEAT) trial premium for it’s annual USDAA trial is available at Trial Secretary Services right now! We are having all classes including Grand Prix and Performance National Standard. The site is Wakeda Campground, which is a beautiful site with camping sites available too.
Stewie will be there competing and we hope to see you there too!

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DAM Team Qualifier

This photo is a bit of a blast from the past. It is from All Dog’s Gym in 2007 when we placed in a DAM Team USDAA Qualifier. My teammates were Maureen and Bailey pictured above and also Jake the Border Collie who was camera shy!

We had a great day and were overjoyed ( and surprised) 🙂 to qualify.!
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Weave Pole and Contact Training Success

Remi and Stewie!

Weave pole practice

We did a lot of weaves tonight, I called him through them, as shown above, and also sent him to them and practiced lateral distance and back crossing the poles.
Great job Stewie
We also did some great dog walk and A frames. Stewie hasn’t really done any contact training since November, and I was very pleased with his contacts, especially his dogwalk. I sent him to the dog walk, and stayed fall back and he got his contact. I sent him to the dog walk and took off on a diagonal away from him and he waited on his contact. What a good terrier.
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New England Agility Team Show and Go!

New England Agility Team
Agility Show and Go
Tonry Tree Farm
Rt. 88 Hampton Falls NH
Wear a costume (dog or owners) for special prizes!
October 25, 2008
Registration starts at 8:00 am and continues until 12:00 pm
Spectators welcome!
NEAT is sponsoring its annual Show & Go –October 25th, rain date Oct. 26th.
Judge: Jim Gregg
Photographer: Jeremy Kezer
Courses: Pre-Novice, Novice, Advanced-Excellent.
Jump heights: 8 / 12 / 16 / 22 / 26
First run: $8/additional run same dog $5.
FMI: Nancy (603) 548-0669 or e-mail
***Dogs must be a minimum of 15 months old to participate in the Show and Go***
From route 101, take exit 11 for route 108(Stratham/Exeter)- (From Manchester –
right at bottom of exit /from Hampton – left at bottom of exit). Proceed to first
traffic light by MacDonald’s. Go left onto Holland Way (route 88). Proceed to stop
sign. Take a right onto 27 then take an immediate left onto Route 88. Tonry Tree
Farm is about 1 mile on the right. Please park where indicated.

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