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February 24, 2008

Dandy's First Agility Match

February 24, 2008 - Today I took Dandy to his first Agility Match. I ran him on the Excellent course even though he's just a Novice. We need work on tunnel/contact discriminations but everything else was good! (Training issues edited out of video!) But he did a great job, I'm very very pleased!

February 6, 2008

February 2008 - Flyball

Pictured here is Dandy at practice.
February 2, 2008 - At a one-day Flyball tournament at All Dogs Gym in Manchester, NH, Dandy raced fulltime on our Regular Division 4 team, which took a 1st place. Dandy raced start position for the first time and he loved it! He raced equally well in both left and right lanes, with no issues. Other than just one bobbled ball, he raced like a seasoned dog. He averaged 4.18 and he posted a new personal-best time of 4.01 !
Token raced on both our Regular Division 2 and our Multi Division 1 teams. (A total of 9 races for the day) Our Regular team set a new record of 17.397 in our first heat of the day. However, since the break-out time was 17.4, we had to hold back a little for the rest of the day, but we did still take First Place in our division. Token raced the Start position on Multi & there he averaged a 4.18, with a best-time of 4.08 .
More Flyball to come in March!

January 2008

January 5-6, 2008 - Dandy made his official debut in Flyball at Fur Fun's tournament at Y2K9s in Pennsylvania. He shared a spot on our Regular Division 1 team with his papa Token. Dandy raced in 2 races on Saturday, and in one on Sunday, keeping him in the left lane as he had trouble switching to the right lane. But he did great in his comfortable left lane and earned his FD & FDX!And this team placed 2nd in Division 1 with a new team record of 17.6 .
This video shows Dandy (13 months old) learning his boxturn, with Token coaching in the background!