Sunday, October 4, 2009

Wicked

Reagan had another wicked agility trial at Wills Park! She finished her Novice Standard title (NA) and her Novice Jumpers title (NAJ) with 3 first places. She also debuted in Open Standard on Sunday, but did not qualify. I am very happy that we were able to move out of Novice level in just two agility trials.

All 4 runs were videoed. We had a baby judge (newly certified) this weekend. For some reason, new judges tend to design really strange courses. We all felt Novice was more difficult than it should have been and the courses were very choppy regardless of how smooth you and your dog were.

Novice Jumpers - Awful opening with 3 jumps in a straight line to build up lots of speed and then a very tight right turn to the weave poles. She placed first.

Novice Standard - I made Reagan redo the weave poles 4 times. In Novice, weave pole errors do not count as long as you eventually get it right. She placed first again and finished her Novice Standard title (NA).

Open Standard - This is Reagan's first time in Open. She popped out of the weave poles early. This is first time doing 12 in competition. She also missed the A-frame contact zone and flew off the teeter. If you are going to make mistakes, you might as well do all of them in one run.

Novice Jumpers - This was our best run of the weekend. Reagan nailed everything perfectly in 17.78 seconds. She averaged 6 yards per second which Travis did only once in his entire career. Reagan has now done it twice in just two trials. That is very exciting!

10 comments:

KF-in-Georgia said...

Reagan says, "Mom, I know how many weave poles there are supposed to be. There were too many in that thing!"

But she looks terrific! Nice job!

Carrie said...

Greyt job Reagan and Mom!!! She looks like she is having a blast and so much energy. I love to watch her jumps. Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

OMG! She is just incredible!!! You must be thrilled. I can't believe how FAST she is.
Pam

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

LOL... not bad for a little farm trash dog :-). Yes, I am very happy with her and love how fast she is! She did a lot of nice things... some good weave entrances, kept all the rails up, 2 jump lead out, good tables, responded to crosses, etc.

Jen

Jean said...

Wow, Reagan loves speed. The clips were really fun to watch. I can see she's going to make her Mom proud time and time again. What a great start to a long career. L,M

Sientay L said...

Reagan looked awesome. She's so fast! Congrats on a great weekend and being out of Novice:)

Keri said...

Congrats on your success at the trials! By the way, my name is Keri, I'm from Okla. City, and have two rescued greyhounds. My daughter, Hunter, found your site and has been intrigued with your videos and photos. Since watching your videos, she has been trying to do things with our two, which I think live up to the phrase, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks!" Anyway, I monitor her computer activities and told her it was okay to leave you some comments. I do encourage her in her love of dogs and training, and perhaps she can obtain some good pointers from you. - Keri -

thebean said...

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Greyhound-Girl said...

Never saw a greyhound do agility before until I heard about your blog. Reagan is very good :)

Sara said...

Wow! Never seen greyhounds do agility before - stunning! I have one greyhound and foster others. Love your blog!