Sunday, November 30, 2008

Day 3 - Tired Spotties

Well, our three days of NADAC fun is over and the spotties are too! It was a pretty good day...not really Q-wise, but Indy seemed pretty happy and that's what really counts, right?

Elite jumpers: This was a nice course and we had a pretty good run, but ended up a second over time, so no Q. The opening was similar to yesterday's course, but I didn't quite have the dog I was planning on having when I walked the course so I found myself too far ahead of her in a few spots. I probably could have added a few crosses and picked up a little time...something to think about for future runs.

Elite chances: Even though Indy didn't have to do the dog-walk in this run, the opening had a tunnel under the dog-walk, which I think had her a little worried off the start. We didn't have enough speed coming out of the tunnel and Indy took the wrong tunnel discrimination. I decided to go ahead and pull her from her regular runs - good move, I think.

Open weavers: A nice run and Indy was happy, but she popped out of the weaves early. You can see in the video I thought about starting her over, but changed my mind - another good decision.

Elite tunnelers: Finally a Q and second place. This was a fun run and the perfect way to end the weekend!

Overall, it was a really fun trial and we had a great time. I'm really happy with Indy's performance, even though we didn't have much luck with the dog-walk. We'll keep on working at it, and in the meantime I'll just do what I can to keep her happy. She loves agility and loves to trial...I'm sure with time her confidence will continue to grow.


BrittBeah said...

This totally makes me excited for what is to come with my pup. You guys make it look so fun and easy! Indy looked great.

Kim said...

Easy...sometimes. Fun...almost always! :)