There's been a lot going on these days and sometimes things just get overlooked. Such is the case with Moira's performance at the Madco Agility USDAA trial April 29-30. We were 0-3 over two days but the girl still loves agility and we get a little better each time. Moira goes into sensory overload very easily so high energy environments, like agility trials, can cause her to lose focus very quickly. She's been like this since she was a puppy and while she's definitely improved with age, her arousal level can still go off the charts at the drop of a hat. I'm fortunate that it manifests as a dog who can't settle or focus and doesn't want to meet new people, rather than one who becomes reactive to other dogs. In fact, when Moira is like this she couldn't care less about other dogs - there are too many other things she needs to keep an eye on. Anyway, here is some video of our jumpers runs that weekend. Please take note of the awesome rear crosses in the second video.
I don't have another trial planned until fall but there's a possibility I might slip one in sometime this summer. It just depends on a lot of things.
"All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers is contained in the dog."
- Franz Kafka
About Me, UHM and The Horde
Me: I'm a 40-something dog mom. I never intended to live with five dogs and a cat, it just happened. Funny thing is, I can't imagine living any other way.
UHM (Understanding House Mate): She didn't even have a dog when she was a child. FIVE dogs and a cat!?!? Now you know why she's understanding. She loves the dogs as much as I do. The cat, not so much.
The Heathen Horde: Sam, Ginny & Moira are the original Horde members. In the last two years Bogey & Georgia have been granted full membership status. Everyone is red & white - that way the neighbors aren't sure how many dogs we have :)