Sunday, October 21, 2012

Mayflower Corgi Club - October 20-21, 2012

Teller was very happy to end his two weekend
cheezeburger drought...even if he did have to share it.
Now that I'm running two dogs some weekends I'm struggling with a format that makes sense here, bear with me as I feel things out and tweak a bit here and there. This weekend we were back down in NH for the Mayflower Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club trial. A lot of words for a nice club - I love it when clubs truly appreciate their workers and their exhibitors. Yeah, I worked about 4 classes every day - but I can't count the number of times that club members said 'thank you'.  I go to a trial expecting to work - but I appreciate when clubs take a bit of time and say thank you. Lunch tickets are nice (though now that I'm gluten-free lunch is often tricky from food vendors anyhow), raffle tickets are good - but really a thank-you means so much more.

Anyhow! A great weekend for Mr. Dependable Teller-Woo with a 3 for 4 weekend (Standard Q on Saturday and QQ on Sunday). With full disclosure, his NQ on Saturday was 100% me - I beat him down the first line to the tunnel and then front-crossed BEFORE the jump (instead of after), ended up beind a wing and when I told Woo to "Go" he looked at me as if to say "Ummmmm, Go where crazy lady?" Yeah, totally my bad, sorry for blowing your cheezeburger Teller.


Sunday was a new day - Teller had a HARD (you can hear it on the video) rub on the triple in JWW, but (thank you agility gods) the bar stayed up for a JWW Q. In standard I asked Teller to wait on the dogwalk and he very obediently waited for me 2" from the yellow. He walked down into the yellow - which cost us time, but I'm so so pleased that he's thinking (and stopping) on the dogwalk.

Kipling had his own super-star weekend though his Q rate was 25% in Open. I'm seeing him figure out the 'trialing' part of the game more and more. He's been in and out of agility trials his entire life, but he's always been the passenger. He's now coming into the buildings ready to play and very excited to play. He's got a glint in his eye and a bounce in his step - he's having fun! He's also worrying a bit when he's wrong - even when we (as a team) have a save, the near-miss just gets us out of sync enough that we have to take a moment and come back together. He's coming back beautifully - our goal is to start together and leave together - if we've got some wrong courses and refusals in the middle there, that's fine :-) Each run is coming more and more together!

1 comment:

Sam said...

You guys look great out there!

Sam