This weekend Moira and I ran in the annual Madco Agility fall trial at Misty Mountain Campground in Crozet, VA. This was our first USDAA trial last year and we've come a long way since then. The night before the trial I watched this video of our Jumpers run last year:
Not pretty, really not pretty.
This spring, we ran in another Madco trial and here was our Jumpers run at that trial:
Better but still not great.
Saturday morning was frosty and COLD! Just the kind of weather that makes little red dogs act crazy. However, Pu Head must finally be growing up because we had a great run and we Qd! Unfortunately, there were technical difficulties with the video so I don't have footage of the run. What I do have footage of is our Sunday afternoon Jumpers run. A few bobbles and a knocked bar but it is such a vast improvement over last fall and even this spring that I am just thrilled.
Having video of our runs is a wonderful thing. I only have one or two videos of Sam's agility career and, while they can be painful to watch, I love having them. Unfortunately, there are so few that I can't really see a progression in our partnership and training. With these videos of Moira, I can see how we are progressing and improving and what we need to work on too.
For Spring, the goal is to be able to enter Standard and a few other classes. Next post - Power Twins, Activate!
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