Whoa. GO RALPHIE GO! That is SPECTACULAR!Okay, I finally uploaded his vid to YouTube! Like I said earlier, we had a little hiccup where he missed the jump because I pushed him out a bit too far, but luckily he didn't take that next jump and the rest of the run was clean! He was pretty tired, as that was his last run of the day, so he's kind of dragging his butt, but he got 2nd in his class!
I have fun with all of them, but. Kylie's my favorite to run, for exactly the reason you said.I loved watching everyone's runs! Great job Ralphie! You guys did really good. Congrats.
Of your 3 CptJack I love watching Kylie run the most. I swear she gets even more enthusiastic each video you put up. Just pure happiness. Congrats on a great weekend.
I have no video of my runs this weekend because I have no friends in AKC to record me. But we got our AX (Excellent Standard) and also a Q in Excellent JWW. It was a good weekend.
I think she did wonderful for her first ever run! It only gets better from there! She's just a baby dog, so a few of those "fly off the end of the obstacles" are kind of normal, I feel!So my newest little girl had a great agility debut! Me...well I was so over the top nervous it wasn't funny. You would think this being my second dog it wouldn't be so bad but nope...spaghetti legs...my friends thought I was going to hyperventilate. lol! Raya is so much more confident and focused than Belle ever has been. Of course being such a young dog, there were some things I hadn't thought about being an issue that did come into play in one of our runs. We did two runs Saturday and two on Sunday. Both AKC Novice Standard and Jumpers. Saturday she Q'd in both, Sunday she got her Jumpers but not standard...she flew off the teeter. For some reason she had a bit of teeter/dog walk discrimination issue on Sunday that didn't really show on Saturday so we need to work on this for the next trial. Saturday she didn't read rear crosses as well but did them, Sunday she had them down just fine. Also on Sunday in that standard run there was an ascending double...she hadn't seen one before (I don't recall her doing one on Saturday) any way as per her typical response when she hadn't seen something before, she went by it. Jumped it fine when brought back around though and we had already NQ'd due to the teeter fly off. I will post a video of one of her runs....of course the handler was so nervous and seems very herky jerky....lol! I thought she did great for a novice dog, first time trialing.
This is her first ever Novice Jumpers run...
For some reason I cannot get it to embed in here...can someone explain how to do that. I thought I had it down but I guess not. Thanks....
Thank you! I have really tried to proof her for anything she may have encountered. She has been coming to the trials with Belle and I since she was 10 weeks old (she is 18 month now) so she was used to the noises and stuff at the trial site. I also took her to train at that facility twice last month just so she got on different equipment and I was really glad I did because she did see their equipment as different from ours...it is different colored ours being blue and yellow, theirs is red/yellow. Although the trial equipment there is different from the training equipment so it was different stuff but having trained at two different places I think made her get it that even though it looked and probably smelled different it was the same. I also had people walking around the ring when I would train, acting as bar setters and judges. She was always so focused on doing the course though that she never paid them any mind at all and thankfully is not a sniffy dog. I am much more confident in her than I was in Belle but Belle is a stressy dog whereas Raya is not. Belle still has issues and Sunday they came into play. She hates tunnel starts and all three runs on Sunday were tunnel starts..ugh! First one was good, happy dog we Q'd. Second one was like ok I will do this again and we Q'd. Third one was nope, don't want to do it and we were disconnected the whole run and of course did not Q but didn't NQ until the 5th to the last obstacle...ugh.I think she did wonderful for her first ever run! It only gets better from there! She's just a baby dog, so a few of those "fly off the end of the obstacles" are kind of normal, I feel!
And I sometimes can't get things to embed, too, but the link works fine. It's kind of a crap shoot.
I love when we do that in class! It's always eye-opening. With Denali for the longest time we had to be calm because trying to jazz her up would make her more nervous, in a frantic kind of way. We'd just get zoomies and refusals. This year, at 8 years old, we did a dog swap and my classmate running her has a more energetic run style and Denali LOVED it. Funny enough, same classmate ran Kaytu several months later. Kaytu has really, really struggled with obstacle focus so I tend to not run very fast because we miss everything. I have to babysit. Apparently not anymore, she ran fast and was getting almost everything. Ever since I've been running as fast as I can and she's running so much better.So we played "dog switch" in our class.
7 huh....Belle is 5, hoping that 7 may be the magic number. If Raya continues to be as good as she has been and keeps learning more as we go, she may pass Belle right up!!Jazzing up and being chill/silent is always a fun thing to have figure out with individual dogs. I hear that many dogs really start to pull together around 7ish years old.. so maybe that's why Kaytu is doing better! No idea how true it is of course.