Our First Trial

Well, we did it! We got through the first trial without too much trouble, and had lots of fun as well.

We joined the Agility dog club of NSW for their Tuesday night agility trial in Castle Hill.

We were second up in the 300 height category, after one of our friends from Paws4fun was bumped up to the 300 class from 200, after being measured. The course was good. Not too easy, not too hard, and our biggest fear was missing the weaves.

So we were lined up ready to go, and I was concentrating on Jaxon, and thinking about getting him through the weaves.

“Start when you’re ready” came the call.

The first obstacle was a jump, and all of the jumps had gates on either side.

Jaxon is used to these gates, and has run them many times at Paws 4 fun. The very next obstacle was a tunnel.

Jaxon loves tunnels.

Of course success comes down to the human’s ability, not just the dog’s! And my success was based on thinking about the weaves, not the first jump.

So immediately we started, I dropped my arm and ran around the jump.

Jaxon followed my direction, came with me & headed straight for the tunnel.

My call of “Jaxon, come!” came too late, and we got the immediate DQ.

The rest of the course went well, he hit the entry, got the scramble on the second go, and cleared everything else in great time.

And at the end, we wooted and yahooed for the fun we had running the course. Jaxon has no idea he didn’t win anything, and had the best time.

He was focussed, and smiled the whole way round. I am so proud of him.

So now instead of focussing on his training, we better focus on mine before our next trial in Bathurst this weekend!

As they say – fail fast, learn fast!

We sure did 🙂

Posted on November 6, 2013, in Fun, Trials and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Breath of Wild Air

An Aussie girl and her Border Collie take on the world

AgilityFit

Sporting K9 and Handler fitness

2 Brown Dawgs Blog

The Escapades Of Our Chesapeake Bay Retrievers

Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

Clowie's Corner

A Pyrenean Mountain Dog's perspective

The Sun Dog Drift

City girl turned country woman writes about life on a ridge with her Golden Retrievers the "Sun Dogs" her horses, goats, and a wild burro named Rosie.

Rumpydog

Dog paddling through life...

4onaboat

Day in the life of an agility loving papillon

writetowag

All things Cairn...Snapshots of my Cairn Terrier, Trev & Caring For Your Senior Dog

We Live In A Flat

Dog photo blog stories from our apartment in Singapore

Paws Abilities

Helping people enjoy their dogs.

No Dog About It Blog

It's all about dogs!

1st World Dog

Day to day dilemmas of a dog living in the 1st world.

Haiku By Ku

A Poetic Pup's Poems

The Adventures of Sawyer

Daily adventures of Sawyer, the Jack Russell Terrier

MyPositiveDogTrainingBlog

....helping dogs by helping people

%d bloggers like this: