Well it's been awhile since we've last posted, but damn if we're not back full force now with a whole new revamp to the blog. We've done a handful of trials over the summer, including our first USDAA trial in 5 years! Other than that we've been fairly quite with training, but then again we don't do much during the Summer due to the heat. Hot weather and Black Dogs don't mix!
Kiba and I have had a blast running agility together this year. Together we've become stronger with both our listening and handling skills. I've come to love her attitude during our runs, it lets me know where I'm messing up, though she does have her share of wtfness-insubordination. I've leaned she'd rather be pushed than pulled, and is really not a distance dog. She loves to run with me, and I with her (and boy do we RUN!), so we'll see what that does in terms of achieving her C-ATCH this Spring. If I have to, we'll drop down to Enthusiast and continue to have fun together instead of worrying over Qs.
Level 3: (2) Jackpot Qs, (3) Snooker Qs
CL3 Title on 6/23/12
Level 4: (5) Standard Qs, (3) Fullhouse Qs, (1) Colors Q, (2) Jumpers Qs, (3) Wildcard Qs,
(1) Snooker Q
Level 5: (2) Fullhouse Qs
PI - Gamblers Q, Jumpers Q
(3) Games I Qs, (3) Beginners Qs
TG1 title and TBAD titles (not pictured, awaiting ribbons)
(3) Games II Qs, (1) Intermediate Qs
TG2 title (not pictured, awaiting ribbons)
Tsuki started trialing back in April in both CPE and TDAA. I'm focusing on keeping it fun and becoming a stronger team, so we're easing into trialing slower than I did with Kiba. I've noticed that each trial we do, the more confident Tsuki becomes. We've gotten the chance to start doing more fun runs and I am already seeing a *huge* difference in her. She'll be back in the ring this winter as we work towards her TG1 and CL1 titles.
(1) Games I Q
|The Dilly Award is presented to dogs that NQ in all entered runs|