Saturday, June 30, 2012

Chewy's got swag

Chewy was entered in his second DOCNA trial last night.  It was a very small group of people which was great. Plus, it was about 10 degrees cooler at the farm than it was at my house.

We did jumpers and then standard.

I thought we q'ed our jumpers run.  When I saw the NQ on the results page, I was shocked.  Apparently, we missed the 4th jump.  I had no idea.

But, no worries, Chewy did awesome, held his startline and didn't do any spinning.   I was thrilled.  He ran 4.74YPS!  Holy crap!  He stays right with me, so I think if I ran faster, he would have been in the 5's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIRlKbo0iwc



Then, we did standard.  I don't have a video of that run, but Chewy did great.  The run started with the tire of all things, which we haven't practiced in awhile (and half the time he goes under it).  Chewy flew through it, and then did a perfect 2o/2o on the dogwalk.   Yippee (we've been working on contacts a lot)!

In Wednesday's class, Chewy kept bailing on the teeter, but he did it perfectly in our run.   Yippee again!

Our one flub, Chew flew by the weaves.  DOCNA doesn't call refusals, so I brought Chewy back around and he did them perfectly.

Soooo proud of him!  He got his first standard Q!

Best part...he slept in until 7:30AM this morning!

Now, we'll be working on 12 weave poles, with hopes of entering the nationals qualifier run at the next trial.


20 comments:

Dawn said...

Great job Chewy! (and Sara!) Look at what all that energy can do! You're gonna LOVE agility! :)

Priscilla said...

Way to go, Chewy and Sara!!!

What a good boy! You let your mom to have a bit more rest this morning. : )

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

***clapping paws**** YAY CHEWY!!! Loved the video!

Can't wait for further updates! Congrats!

Diana said...

WTG!!!!! You guys look awesome!!!

Chris and Ricky said...

That's all just so awesome!!! Congratulations!

Helen said...

Yeah for your first Standard Q!!! The AAC doesn't call refusals on weaves in Starters, only on jumps and tunnels.

On your Jumpers run, great speed. Him coming around that one jump could also be seen as a good thing, it means he's really in tune with your movement.

Sara said...

Thanks Helen. That's what my instructor always says..more important for the dog to stay with us then do the actual obstacle.

Lian said...

Fabulous!!! He looked great in the video. You two did awesome!

betty said...

Chewy was born to run and perform.
He looks so good and so do you.
Well done.

houndstooth said...

Way to go for both of you! Chewy looks great and it sounds like he's doing a fantastic job! Congratulations!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

We don't know those fancy terms you use like the words DOCNA and 2o 2o etc.... but saw the HBO words in the post ... Holy C#$#... so we figured out this post was going to be about agility. Sure enough, it was about agility!

Way to go Chewy! Did you replay the videotape for the judge in slow motion (like they do in football games) to prove you made all the jumps that were required and then some! We think you need to get a lawyer Chewy to prove those judges just didn't see you making all those jumps because they probably blinked when you were running and jumping at the speed of light!

Sara said...

Oh Lassie, you are crackin' me up!

pooky said...

Awsome job you two:))))
♥hugs♥
Bev

Sophie said...

Great job, guys! That agility run looked very nice to me, even if you did miss the jump - LOL!

Congratulations on the Q!

andrea said...

SUPER FUN! YAY for you both!
Did you enjoy it or were you all butterflies?

so exciting!

corbinwooten said...

That is awesome! Way to go!

corbinwooten said...

That is awesome! Way to go!

Sara said...

I enjoyed every minute. No butterflies, all I care about is Chewy enjoying himself.

Nicki said...

Awesome-great job!

Kathy said...

He looks GREAT. You two re going to be an awesome team! Love the confidence Chewy has, he is amazing!