Tuesday, May 28, 2013

LEAP - May 25-27th, 2013

My agility friends decorated my crates (well the dog's crates 
anyway) for my birthday. As it turns out, they also decorated 
my puppy. This is what I came back to when I attempted to 
collect Kip for his standard run on Saturday.
What a weekend at the LEAP trial - lots of great friends, a lot of laughs, a fantastic birthday and some absolutely fantastic agility runs logged by the Magica boys. We'd all had a weekend off following the Rhode Island trial and in that week work got the best of me - I logged more than 74 hours between midnight Saturday and noon on Friday. Add to that a house guest part of last week and a whopping 6 inches of rain Wednesday-Friday and that left very little time to work the dogs - or myself, but thankfully the skies cleared (literally and figuratively) for us to make our way to Connecticut for the weekend.

Teller had a 3 for 6 weekend, one double-Q (on my birthday) and 31 points. Not his best weekend statistically, but he continues to run well. He knocked a bar on a great JWW run on Monday - which is my least favorite way of NQing - if I had to pick just one anyway - missed contacts suck too but at least I can micro-manage those :-) The other two standard NQs were weird mis-communication moments - Teller go out (and he doesn't), Teller tunnel (what tunnel???). This dog has given me so much - and given of himself so freely, he continues to owe me nothing - what he does he does so long as he's happy.

Saturday:

Sunday:

Monday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGsrVwaSnzY

Kipling had another absolutely phenomenal weekend - running 6 for 6 with an even 80 MACH points. A 'perfect' weekend (that's his second perfect Masters weekend in a row) and his 3rd, 4th and 5th QQ's in a row (QQ #s 7,8 and 9). Kip had a 3rd placement in Saturday's JWW run and just outside of the ribbons (5th and 6th) in his other two JWW classes of 50+ dogs. This puts Kip just about 100 points short of a ticket to Harrisburg, PA for the 2014 AKC National Championships.
Saturday:

Sunday:

Monday:


 We have a couple of weeks off (and back to work for this human) before we take another run at it!

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