Thursday, July 12, 2012

Riley's 3rd Debut

Riley debuted in agility competition for the third time on June 22 through 24th at the MOTC trial in Tennessee.  This facility is awesome because no matter how hot it is outside, it is freezing cold inside.  It is so cold, I have to wear pants and a fleece inside most of the time.  The dogs love it though!
Ummm... where is the jump?

There it is!

And Riley clears it!

Riley was perfection her first day back.  She qualified in both classes for her 5th double qualifier (needs 20 for an agility championship).  Here are her two runs.
Then Riley's best run of the weekend was Jumpers on Sunday.  She ran it in 6.14 yards per second which ties herself for the fastest any of my greyhounds has ever run an agility course.  Riley has run one other time at that speed.  It is rare for any of my hounds to exceed 6 yards per second at all.  You are getting into border collie fast at those speeds so I am always thrilled when we can do it.  For comparison sake, Travis only did it once.
Go Riley Go!

16 comments:

Claire Krigbaum said...

Wow! That jumpers run was just amazing! I bet you are so happy! And no more lameness I'm sure, that is wonderful.
My new dog was a little unsure of the noises from your video so I played it a few times while giving her treats :)

houndstooth said...

Oh Congratulations! She looks absolutely fantastic! I'm not surprised that she did so well coming back, though. She seems to have an extremely strong drive for it. I'm so happy for both of you!

Cynthia said...

Little Ferrari!

gyeong said...

Riley gets some serious height! Looking good.

Pip said...

That's amazing- she flies round that course

andrea said...

beautiful

you guys are poetry in motion!

andrea said...

beautiful

you guys are poetry in motion!

Patty w/ Joey and Scout, the greyhounds said...

Wow!

Hiking Hounds said...

I'm so glad that Riley's toe recovered and she's able to do agility again. She looks great and I bet she is so happy!

Witty Angel said...

These videos are amazing! It is so cool to watch Riley move so smoothly through the obstacles.

Donna and the Dogs said...

Congrats! That is so awesome...and nearing Border Collie speeds...that's impressive. I know Greyhounds are fast, but those BCs are agile as heck!

Heather (jerZgirl) said...

awesome!!! loved that jumpers run!

jcp said...

Love to See Riley on the move. She's looking great!

IHeartDogs said...

Amazing! She looks great and so happy!

Trina said...

Wow! that was awesome!! She clears those jumps!!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Wheeee! So wonderful to see Riley back in action, doing so well and loving it:)