Sunday, November 2, 2014

Maddie's Agility Debut

Maddie had a very successful agility trial debut a few weeks ago! I entered her in Novice Jumpers two days a row. No zoomies and she did her job like a pro! I could not be happier with how she did.


In her first run, Maddie knocked a bar, but otherwise was perfect. In her second run, she had a refusal at the weave poles. In Novice we are allowed 3 attempts at the weave poles and she did great on her second attempt. Here is the video.
In preparation to Maddie's runs, we walked, biked, played fetch, and dug holes. I also let her play with her friends and hug her favorite people. She just has so much energy that I wanted to make sure I took the edge off and then some.

I don't think we are quite ready for an 8 AM run time on day 1 of a trial. It is just so exciting, but hopefully by the time we get to Masters level we will be.  For now, I plan to keep entering her in one class per day. It is expensive and busy to run 3 dogs in a trial so I will pick classes for Maddie that do not interfere with Riley and Seven's schedule.






Photos were taken by my good friends, Beth Bradshaw and Maggie Fan.

7 comments:

Hazel said...

Jen, you look like a greyhound in the pictures! Maddie is wonderful, and I loved seeing how widely she wagged her tail!

Lauren Miller said...

She is so cute! Congratulations on her debut!

Nicole said...

Incredible!

Apex Agility Greyhounds said...

Awesome job Mad Dog!

Jane said...

Maddie looks amazing. A black greyhound doing agility? Looks absolutely gorgeous. You were right to choose to wear black - you look like a beautiful team!

Claire Krigbaum said...

Wow, she looks awesome!!! Congrats on a great first trial! She is a gorgeous agility dog.

houndstooth said...

She looks absolutely adorable out there having a blast!