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September 13, 2009

Agility Videos from August

Finally got a few videos uploaded to youtube, from Agility trials in August. It's always hit or miss if I get any decent runs on tape!

Dandy in Masters Standard 8/23/09

Dandy in Masters Jumpers 8/28/09

Dandy wins Steeplechase 8/30/09

Token finished his ADCH on 8/29/09, by qualifying in Masters Jumpers but that run did not get on video....THIS video is not a perfect was pouring rain, I slipped in the mud, I did an ugly unplanned Rear Cross, and Token zipped into the weaves after the seesaw for an off-course and an "E"...but it's the only one I have to commemorate his day!

Token in Masters Standard 8/29/09

September 1, 2009

Agility Dog Champion TOKEN!

On August 29, 2009, at the Y Agility Trial at the infamous Blackthorne Resort in East Durham, NY, Token earned his USDAA Agility Dog Champion title!
We had one of those weekends where, in most classes, we just missed qualifying by one error...but Token qualified in the one class that meant the most to us at this point: Master Jumpers. He needed one more leg to finish the requirements for his ADCH, and he did just that, qualifying with a 2nd place on a very tricky course, in the pouring rain. Running the 117 yard course very conservatively, he finished it cleanly in 21.41 seconds. This also finished his Jumper Master title, too.
I was delighted to finish this landmark title under Judge Lynn Sigman, who is one of the coolest of great people I've come to know through this sport.

Dandy had his moment of glory as well. Besides qualifying in Friday's Master Jumpers class with a 2nd place, he ran fast & clean in Round 1 of Steeplechase to earn a qualification with the top score in the 26" class. And in Round 2/Finals, he continued his fast & clean streak to take the Blue Ribbon for 1st place!

So, not alot of ribbons this weekend, but we got the ones that count the most!