"That is interesting. The grids we work on have one jump far off the others and then three jumps close together for collection. It's amazing how far back they can take off and still clear jumps! Always amazes me! How old is Gordon?"
"We practice collection. Extension he's got down. Look at this one, and he kept this bar up. Extension is his forte! But frankly, because of the way he learns, jump grids and jump bumps do no good with him. When you change the picture, you…"
"That exercise is beneficial if the reason the bars are coming down is because of the dog not picking up their feet. If the problem is something else, it may not help. Gordon knocks the bar down because he doesn't have a good sense of where his…"
Dallas Mae -- aka "Dally" or her AKC registered name PACH Frontiers Honkytonkbadonkadonk CGC, RN, NF, AX, AXJ, MXPB, MXP5, MJPB, MJPB5, PAX
Dally was born July 16, 2005, and she joined my family in September 2005. Since then, we have moved from Indiana to Texas to Oklahoma and now to Kentucky. For just a little over two years we've been training and competing in agility, in both American Kennel Club (AKC) and Canine Performance Events (CPE) arenas. Dally and I qualified for the 2012 AKC National Agility Championships in Reno, Nev., where she finished 8th in the nation in the 4-inch division. Since then we have competed in the 2013 and 2014 AKC National Agility Championships. We're currently nearing our PAX and PACH, as well as qualifying for the 2013 AKC NAC in Tulsa, Okla. In CPE, she has many titles, including her Level 1. We've even dabbled a little in the herding, but she seems more content to herd my horses at home than herding "stinky" sheep.
When we return home to visit "Grammie" and "Granpie", Dally enjoys going to the barn and helping mom with the horses (we some times get a little too excited with herding and get into trouble).
Dally has a "little sister" now--LaMesa (Mill Creek's Chyna Rust RN, AX,AXJ) is a 4-year-old Swedish Vallhund who is also competing in agility. They are best buddies.
Other fun activities Dally loves is playing with her tuggie toys and her tennis balls (aka "Tennie"), and loves to go for walks/runs and checking out local creeks and lakes.
Hey everybody! I just called a few places to see who we could do a meet up with and I was only able to find one pet resort that would let us. It is in Castleton, IN. We would basically rent out an area for a couple of hours and let them run. I will get more details on everything tomorrow. The manager has to call me back for pricing and times and such. I was thinking 1-3 on a sat or sun? It would probably be around a month from now. Please let me know if you are interested and what would be best for you. I will do my best to get the most popular day and time.
sweet! Dudley will be doing AKC next month. I'm trying to get him ready for it but I'm not sure it's going to work. I'm trying to get him weaving but the only place I can train is outside and it's only 10 degrees! I'm too much of a wimp to train in that kind of weather. Dudley doesn't mind, but I do! I'm trying to position Dudley to title at Nationals. We're going to Cardigan Welsh Corgi Nationals in April so I want him to have 2 legs under his belt so he has 2 chances to title at Nationals. It's so fun to title there.
The CPE trial we did a couple of weeks ago was an "all games" weekend. They had Fullhouse, Snooker, Jackpot, Jumpers, Colors and Wildcard. We entered one run of each game to try it out. Dudley had never done CPE before and neither had I really. We'd been to a trial before and entered but he was just a baby and I think we entered the level where you don't get points, just do it for fun. He followed me for 3 obstacles and then he took off. But this time he qualified in 5 of the 6 games, got 3 firsts, 2 seconds and 2 titles (we were level 1 since he's just a beginner). Woo hoo! Good boy!
But prior to that we did his first real trial. That was a NADAC trial here in Kansas City. I entered him in 4 events. He qualified in all 4, got 3 firsts and 1 second! I hope he does well when we do our first AKC trial next month.
Oh I'm so glad to see someone else doing CPE! I just started doing CPE last year and went to my second CPE trial 2 weeks ago with my Dudley. I'm still a bit challenged by the games (I don't get Snooker just yet) but it's loads of fun! And such a perfect venue for beginning dogs. I wish it were around when we started trialing with Taffy.
Hi Megan, We are super busy also. Marching band season is in full swing. Augie has been helping me, I am uniform mom this year. We will be around for Thanksgiving, gone for Christmas. Let us know if you come!