This weekend, we went to two agility fun matches. On Saturday, our agility club held a fun match to practice for the upcoming Regional Championships. I ran both my dogs in the fun match, although only Maggie is going to Regionals. We did a Standard run and a Gamblers run. They were fun courses. I didn't stress about the Gamblers run. I just picked the obstacles that Maggie loves the most and ran. In Regionals, it is very doubtful that we will be successful at the closing gamble, so as long as I have a good opening, I will be happy.
Today, we heading over to another agility club's fun match. The courses were fun and novice level, which was perfect. Bosley did great for his first time running a course on new equipment and in a new place. There were rubberized contacts, and Bosley didn't even seem to notice they were different, except that he slid down the A-frame because there were no slats for him to slow himself down. Bosley did have some technical difficulties in the weaves today, which is very unlike him. He kept missing his entry, and then he popped out once. Weird. I am also happy to say that I was not nervous at all about him doing the dogwalk.
Maggie's first couple runs were great - lots of speed and enthusiasm. She even tugged with me after her first run, which was nice to see. The last run was a jumpers run, and it was very hot out by that time. She was very pokey, but picked up speed down the homestretch. Oh ya - her weaves sucked. She had lots of trouble finding the entry and then was very slow. A little discouraging, since there was only a set of 6 weaves out there today.
Here are some pictures of Maggie that Sarah took the other day before class. Sarah is a great photographer and really can catch a dog's personality in her photographs.
Comin' at ya!
Maggie's typical crazy agility face.