I'm Jennifer living near Atlanta, Georgia. This blog is about my greyhound adventures. Thank you for letting me brag about my wonderful greyhounds and share our ups and downs as we train and compete in agility and obedience. We have also done a little dock jumping, tracking, swimming, and lots of hiking. No couch potatoes on this blog! My hounds still work and play for a living and they love every minute of it!
"Riley" (age 10 years) MACH3 Never A Doubt CD MXC MJC Always the Bridesmaid Precious, wonderful, content Ex-Racer #2 Agility Greyhound 67 QQs 4537 MACH Pts
"Seven" (Age 8 years) MACH4 Never Satisfied MXC MJB2 Drama Queen "Pain & Gain" Movie Star Ex-Racer #1 Agility Greyhound 80QQs 4652 MACH Pts The Best
"Maddie" (age 4) Kells Never Drink Mad Dog 20/20 MX MXJ MJB My First Puppy Coursing Bloodlines Clown Hound AMK9 Biathalon Finisher 12QQs ~950 MACH Pts
BEHIND THE SCENES
Reagan (age 9 years) "Never Swing Left OA NAJ" A Member of Wurzinger Family
Katie "MACH Never Had Braces UD" 05/17/1998 - 10/21/2010 1st MACH Greyhound 14th Utility Dog Greyhound #5 Greyhound in AKC Agility Retired Oct. 2007 1 Squirrel Catch Kong Excavator Extraordinaire Ex-Racer Heart Dog
Travis MACH2 Never Expected CDX 06/08/1998 - 07/26/2008 #1 Greyhound in AKC Agility 1st GH to earn 2 MACHs Junior Jumper Dock Dogs title A Stunning, Sexy Dog Ex-Racer Heart Dog
Jessie Never Make It FCh CD NA NAJ 08/03/92 - 05/12/04 2 Coursing Best of Breeds #19 ASFA GH out of 300+ in '97 Greatest Teacher My Screw Up Dog
"Teresa CD AX AXJ" 1994? - 11/17/06 #6 Greyhound in AKC Agility Most Humbling Excellent Hiking Companion Coursing Field "Chump" Safe, Slow, and Sweet
As usual, Seven was awesome at the agility trial as well. She qualified six out of eight runs and double qualified twice. She won her Jumper classes every day. Seven is now qualified for the AKC Agility Nationals and she did so within her first year of competing. That means she had to work her way through the Novice, Open, and Excellent levels before she could even start working on qualifications for the Nationals. She is an annoying diva, but at least she earns it.
Here is QQ #5.
Here is QQ#6.
I was having trouble with her A-frame performance. She is supposed to finish the A-frame with her back feet on the A-frame and her front feet on the ground. Although she still made it through the yellow contact zone each time, she was not doing what she is trained to do and it can lead to missing the contact zone and not qualifying. Finally on Saturday, she did it correctly and since we had already made an error and could not qualify, I took the opportunity to leave the ring immediately and reward her.
You will notice that I grab her collar which might actually look rough, but that is part of my "jackpot" cue. She knows she is getting a big reward when I do that.