Monday, December 5, 2016

Agility Eggs - Maddie

It has been strange going from running three greyhounds to just one in half a year. All of the agility eggs are now in Maddie's basket. She is so different and challenging, but she is doing well. Her weave pole performance continues to be inconsistent. She is frequently popping out early.  But her contacts have been great!  I added a cue word and that has helped.  Sometimes her start lines are sluggish and she trots the first jump. I have mostly stopped leading out which has helped. Once she gets going though, she runs great and is really nice to run!

Agility Nationals are local in March (2 hours) so I really hoped Maddie would qualify. It came down to needing 9 points at our very last trial/chance. The trial prior we had no clean runs so I was starting to wonder if we would not qualify. Thankfully we ran clean in our first run earning 18 points. Here are our runs:

4 comments:

Apex Agility Greyhounds said...

She is perhaps not your fastest, most consistent dog (yet anyway, she's still young!), but she strikes me as very honest which is a good quality to have in a dog. You can't really train honesty.

Hiking Hounds said...

I'm so glad she made it and will get to go to Nationals! See you soon!

Henry said...

Great post! Maddie looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing.
Happy Holidays :)

Amanda

Playing with the Big Dogs said...

Hey I just wanted to say I love seeing people doing agility with different breeds.