Category Archives: Trials

Discovery Monday – back to the beginning

 

Look at me - I'm so cute!

Look at me – I’m so cute!

The lyrics of the Coldplay song The Scientist come to mind after our trial on the weekend:

/Nobody said it was easy/

/No one ever said it would be this hard/

/Oh take me back to the start/

That’s right – Mr. Snifftastic came out to play on Saturday. We attended the Agility Dog Club of NSW (ADC) and started the day well. In RQH Jumping we had one fault – Jaxon popped the weaves at the 10th weave, which was most likely my fault. Otherwise we had a fun run & a great start to a cold morning.

Disaster struck in our second run. Of course it was Novice Agility (AD).

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June Trial report – TITLE!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you ready??

Are you ready Mum??

I imagine it to be like one of those Brazilian soccer callers when we cross the line…..”TITLEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

OK, so it wasn’t quite like that. And our title run came out of a run that could have been disastrous.

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Post Goulburn Trial report

We went back to trialling on the weekend. It was a 2 day event with the Goulburn club in country New South Wales.

While the weather was slated to be freezing cold and wet, it was actually beautiful. We had cooler weather than Sydney, but not freezing. The rain held off until Sunday afternoon, and wasn’t too bad when it did arrive.

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

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Agility News Friday – the agility groove

It’s so great to hear when teams of dogs and people get their Agility groove.

Mr Darcy

Mr Darcy

Sir Mawson Winsalot

Sir Mawson Winsalot

Recently, we’ve had a lot of our friends & members of the NSDTC Agility Club with great success in the rings, getting their first titles, and gaining lots of new awards and qualies.

Not all of them were gun dogs – quite a few different breeds out there winning in the rings!

Congratulations to all of those who gained new titles or added qualies in February! It’s been a hard and fast start to the year.

Workout Wednesday – Change it up!

A small divergence this week from our normal workout routine!

Getting Ready

Getting Ready

This week I’ve tried to surprise Jaxon with a bunch of different training to keep him interested, teach him new things, and just have some plain old fun!

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Agility News Friday – Westminster Agility trial

In the top nosh doggie arenas, a new sport has clinched the attention of those normally snooty and rather aloof show-dog types.
This week, Westminster Kennel Club (New York City) dog show held their first ever master’s agility trial! Hooray for agility taking the world by storm!

Top knot poodle

Top knot poodle

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First Agility Trial of the year – Recap

So sleepy. Too hot.

So sleepy. Too hot.

First Agility & Jumping trial of the year on Saturday night, and all the dogs had a great time. Thanks to the NSW Agility Committee, the fundraiser was a great success, and lots of triumphs and various zoomies and a lot of fun all round.

We were entered in the Jumping & Agility rings for Novice 300. Jumping was the first event of the evening. After going to club earlier in the day, and thanks to the 34 degree heat at 6pm, we didn’t get too far before Jaxon decided there were other things on his agenda. He had a wonderful time sniffing around, then doing a couple of jumps, then greeting the Judge, then doing some more jumps and a tunnel, then having to be herded by the judge to get back to me… if anything I should have been rolling on the ground laughing by this stage.

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oh so tired….

Charity Jumping trial -Bushfire Appeal

Charity trial wrap

Bushfire Appeal Jumping trial

Bushfire Appeal Jumping trial

It was a great night at the Dogs NSW Bushfire Appeal Jumping trial. There were three rings running, nearly 750 entries, around 250 dogs running, and about 180 handlers.

Needless to say, walking the course was like rush hour in the city, and we had to stand back each time to wait for the crowd to dissipate before we could take a good look at the course.

Thanks to the wonderful Agility Club members at NSDTC, we had amazing food, great company and we even had a cheer squad.

Complete with Chandelier!
Complete with Chandelier!

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