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
I really have not done much obedience in the last few years. I am kind of torn about it. Agility really is so much more fun than obedience. But with the right hound, obedience can be fun too!
Riley is one of those "right" hounds. She is just so precious. But ever since she fractured her hock, her sit just has not been the same.
She is trained through Open level (second out of three levels), but she cannot physically do the 3 minute sit stay anymore and I don't ask her to. Generally, she is fine with all the brief sits for heeling and fronts.
Since Riley cannot meet the requirements of the Open level, we have now shown twice at Pre-Open. It is scaled down version of open. The jumps can be lower and there are no stays. I figured why not? She is already trained in all of the exercises. I might as well show her off.
Last time, we got away with no practice and qualified anyway... and with a borrowed dumbbell because I forgot mine. This time it showed that we had not practiced. Riley did pretty well on all of the exercises and her drop on recall is always fantastic. But her heeling left much to be desired. On certain ribbed matting, she will get picky about her sits and well... she was picky about this matting.
Oh well, she was super cute anyway and I guess next time we will practice.