Saturday, August 21, 2010

COSSA AKC Trial Saturday

The trial today went well - we spent 4 hours there (noon to 4:00PM) and got both our runs in. The venue is awesome and the air conditioning worked extremely well (it was actually a little chilly if you weren't running). Plus this place is 5 minutes from our house so there just isn't a single thing to complain about! :)

I ran my standard course first. Mom did a little lead out and it didn't seem to affect things one way or the other. My DW was pretty slow. The chute was the 4th obstacle and I DID IT (but not until after the judge did her YMCA dance)! After that the run was really good until mom forgot what she was doing going from #14 to #15 and she pushed me towards the weaves. Then I back jumped #16 instead of wrapping. We got back on track and finished fast!

Next was the jumpers run. Mom walked a good handling plan and then also a crazy outside path plan. Also she decided to try to get me to play a little at the start line (nope- didn't work - you'll see in the video) and I started out waaaaayyyy too slow! So mom abandoned her plan at #3 and that sped me up. I got the tunnel entrance at #8 - tons of dogs missed that if their handlers were behind - it was really tough) and then I ran pretty fast to the end even though mom tried to mess me up at #17 and 18. Even though I ran clean, I still got an NQ because I was over time.

Did we meet our goals? I was pretty happy (after the slow starts) and we were pretty connected (most of the time) and I did do the chute!

We'll see what tomorrow brings! I also don't want to forget - a big thank you to grandma for going with us and for taping my runs!

Gotta zoom!



Nicki said...

Sounds like a good way to spend a warm afternoon. Don't you love soccer turn!

Sara said...

Wow! Two awesome runs! Ricky really took off after blasting thru the chute. Those weaves were super fast.

I thought your whole JWW run was beautiful. I was surprised you were overtime, because you seemed to be going pretty darn fast to me. AKC must have tougher time regs than I'm used to.

Big congratulations on 2 happy, connected runs!!!! Good luck tomorrow!

Sagira said...

It was good to see you today Ricky!

Nice runs...the comment about the YMCA dance made me laugh.

I don't think it was very nice of the rain to start coming down super hard right as you started your JWW run.

Hope you get a Double Q tomorrow! :)

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


And furry khool woo got to see Sagira again!

I'm so glad woo two figured out woo were both in Columbus!

Good Lukhk tomorrow!

Khyra and Khousin Merdie

Dawn said...

You had to do TWELVE weave poles? We're just getting used to 6! :) You sure did speed up after you decided to do that chute!

Nice work!

Kathy said...

Whooo hooo look at that chute! itreally looks like Ricky enjoys his weaves, that lookslike a neat place to trial. Hope you guys have a great day tomorrow!!!!

Priscilla said...

Great runs, Ricky!

We think you did really well and so did your grandma for taping the runs!!
Have fun tomorrow!!!!

Diana said...

Your runs looked great! He was really moving. I cant beleive you were over time?? Whoohoo on the chute, that must have felt great!
LOL, we would have never got the tunnel entrance. Congrats. I hope to day goes great! Thanks to grandma for video tapping. Diana

Ricky the Sheltie said...

The JWW standard course time was 43 seconds and my time was 44.? - I was probably 20 seconds over or something like that. Oh well....

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

Awesome runs Ricky!!

When I see courses like that I get literally scared of one day maybe getting to Excellent. They're crazy hard.

You were great!!

Marie said...

Sorry I'm so behind in my reading...but you two looked really good. I thought you looked pretty comfortable, connected and fast.