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Thank you! I don’t think I would have made it through this last year without her and the agility people. She’s incredible and shortly after I got her my whole life fell apart. But at least I had a puppy.

I miss the forums! All the baby dogs look so good and grown up. ❤
 

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I am learning to stay out of her way - mostly - super in her way from 7 to 8, which messed up 8 to 9 and caused her to miss 9 - but HOLY CRAP I AM LEARNING.
 

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I have been interested in NADAC for a while. Unfortunately the only trial near me is on Vancouver Island which is an expensive Ferry trip away. The courses I have seen on the Internet look very interesting and quite a change from AAC which is what I compete in now. I have the NADAC website and may look into it farther. I noticed they give senior handlers a bit of a break and as I am 80 this month, maybe it would help me. I moved my dog into Veterans in AAC, not because she needed the lower jumps and more time, but because I do.
 

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I have been interested in NADAC for a while. Unfortunately the only trial near me is on Vancouver Island which is an expensive Ferry trip away. The courses I have seen on the Internet look very interesting and quite a change from AAC which is what I compete in now. I have the NADAC website and may look into it farther. I noticed they give senior handlers a bit of a break and as I am 80 this month, maybe it would help me. I moved my dog into Veterans in AAC, not because she needed the lower jumps and more time, but because I do.
They are super good about giving older handlers - and dogs - more time and also listening people.

There IS an option for 'Video Runs' - bunch of info on the website under train and play - if you have equipment and space. I really, really enjoy the organization and most of the courses. Every once in a while there's a trend that breaks my brain, but mostly they're just fun challenges.
 

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Bonnie, my Golden/Poodle cross earned her first Q last weekend in Starter Gamblers. She had missed the day before by.06 seconds. Lucy got a Q in Masters Gamblers also. Have another trial this weekend and the next, have mostly entered Gambler Classes because they are fun and a couple of Jumper Classes both weekends. At least in Gamblers, you set your own course so you make enough points so only have to remember the closing, while the other Master courses are usually a lot harder to follow.
 

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She's hitting her stride.

ETA: Just got notification from NADAC - She got her elite jumpers title this weekend.
 

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Oh and baby dog got his open regular title. Given his age and the length of the more elite courses versus his attention span, I'm probably going to let him sit in Open, or even drop back to Novice for a while. Get some extended titles and keep things relatively short and fun, while we work on skills training in a more focused way, give him some lessons, etc.
 

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Haven't been here since March....Raya is doing fantastic, just got her AKC Master Jumpers title this past weekend. She is testing her start line stay though or lack thereof, she broke every one this past weekend. However we haven't been training since the beginning of July so are starting to work on that now. I also entered her in her first Masters/Excellent FAST and she Q'd. Here is her Master Jumpers run from this last weekend.

 

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My Belle had been on injured reserve since the end of June after ripping one of her front nails completely out of her foot. Ouch! I put her in just T2B this past weekend. She needed one more leg for her title. She hadn't been running very well at all lately so I just did a running start and didn't think she would start as quickly as she did. She blew me away and ran so well and happy. Here is her run...


I hope you all are having agility fun and success. I just love my agility weekends where I can escape from reality....lol
 

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So. Yeah.

That's her fastest run to date.

And I am proud of that little mutt.
 

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Nice run! So there are no jumps in that type of course? I wouldn't know what to do in such a big ring, ours are all run in much smaller spaces.
 

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We had another trial this past weekend and finally, finally Raya and I made some headway in Excellent Standard, Qing in two runs! Woohoo! Belle ran well but sadly no Q's on Saturday and just one on Sunday. Oddly enough her worst looking run was the Q but we barely made time on that one. I think she was just done, tired. Stayed over in a hotel for the first time and she is a stressy dog and the noisey neighbors made for a bad first time hotel stay.
 

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Nice run! So there are no jumps in that type of course? I wouldn't know what to do in such a big ring, ours are all run in much smaller spaces.
Yeah, it's a games class called Touch 'n' Go. It's the contact obstacle focus game - tight course times, so you have to be able to go fast and still hit contacts. Kylie loves it and does well with it. It's Molly's worst (by far) class.

I hear you on course size and obstacle spacing. I've done some AKC and it's weird for me :p
 

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Kylie got her silver achievement cup today.



That means 130 elite jumpers, 230 elite regular, and 130 NOVICE chances. Next we'll try for the gold which is the same except 130 OPEN chances. If we get past that, it's NATCh for the 130 elite chances. Not sure we're going to get that, but I'm pretty danged proud of this.
 
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