Saturday, August 15, 2009

COSSA AKC Trial Saturday

We just got back from our Open JWW run at the Central Ohio Shetland Sheepdog Association Trial! This is the weekend that mom decided to enter us in the JWW only on both Saturday and Sunday and what a good decision that was! We left around noon and the temperature was in the upper 80s already! I was very happy to get out of that building!

So our run went well. However since we trialed there last (at the horse arena), they changed the dirt/mulch stuff and put in a sand mixture. Today was the first time we all got to try it. And it was so different! Very sandy and deep - it was just like trying to run in the sand at the beach (and not that nice hard wet sand at the water's edge either!). So it was very hard to get your footing as your foot/paw slid out from under you. Our run went very well (sorry about the little hiccup in the video when I went into the tunnel - videographer error!). Mom voted for "drop and run" at the start line and it seemed to work ok. She babysat me in the weaves - not sure why cause I'm a good weaver! - then shortly after the tunnel, I knocked my first bar ever! That darn sand felt weird and I pushed off to jump like usual and didn't quite make it. But I think mom and I did really well at navigating around that twisty course! It was a much harder course than our last open JWW course - our most difficult course at a trial yet! And we did it!!!

Here is the course map so you can see all the twists and turns!

And here is the video:

So now I am going to take a well-deserved rest and we'll see what happens tomorrow!

Gotta zoom!



Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

I don't think I would like running in that sandy stuff, especially when its so hot outside. I bet thats why you dropped the bar.
your pal, Morgan

Diana said...

WhooHoo!! great job and he really picked up speed as he went. Diana

Sara said...

That was a great run Ricky! Congrats! I don't know about the sand...that seems like a weird surface for dogs to run on.

Dawn said...

Good job Ricky! You are really good at following your Mom's direction. And you're right, you can do that weave without her right there. I think that was just her needing to fee feeling more secure, you know? :)

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Way to go!

It is so NOT my gig!

I prefer walking and walking and khat chasing and napping!

Woo have SOOO earned a great snoozy Sunday - plus, it is going to be HOT HOT HOT!


Bree and Reilly said...

you are doing so great at the agility. I guess that is probably an equestrian center and that is why there is sand - certainly not the best for doggies to run on

Marie said...

Congratulations! You really picked up some speed there towards the last half and you're looking great!

Johann The Dog said...

Oh beach agility! I did that once, crashed right into a triple after I sunk. You looked great after you got going Ricky! Nice job!