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November 23, 2010

Last Agility Trial of the year….

November 20-21, 2010 – Kinetic Dog USDAA Tournament Only Trial

Dandy & Token both ran in the Team event as well as Grand Prix.

Token E’d with an off-course in Team Standard but he did well in the other classes…always on the edge, but hanging on!!! He took 1st place in Team Jumpers, 5th place in Team Snooker with 47 points, and 4th place in Team Gamblers. He was the 4th highest-scoring 26” dog overall. His team qualified in 7th place, so Token is now qualified for the Team event at the 2011 Nationals.

Dandy's team didn't qualify, but individually Dandy did great...we did suffer 1 off-course in Jumpers, but he took 1st place in Team Standard, 2nd place in Snooker with 50 points, and 2nd place in Gamblers (& just 1 refusal in Relay). Dandy was the highest-scoring 26" dog overall! :-)

We did not qualify in Grand Prix but we’ll try again in the spring!

November 13-14, 2010– Back to Flyball!

We had a super-fun weekend at Revolution Flyball's tournament in PA! Our club Infurno helped out all weekend by staffing one of the 2 rings with box judges, line judges and score table people. We were non-stop busy but still managed to race our 3 teams nicely.
Dandy raced really well as anchor for Multi 1, which took 2nd pl. Token was start dog for our Reg.3 team which took 4th...he had some good races, but I had to pull him from 2 races on Sunday as he was thinking with his wrong brain...

Tempo did Single Dog Racing on Friday night. His boxturn fell apart as we had to borrow one from another team and it was quite different than what he's been trained on. BUT he completed all 5 heats, last one from 45' back with his best time of 4.59 (with a really bad boxturn). Even when he bobbled the ball & it went rolling, he got it & found his own way back into the lane without missing any jumps. I have no idea how he knew to do that, considering he's only done a 'full run' once before! Hoping to give him a shot in a real race in December.

Game Time Photography took some nice pictures: