Monday, November 16, 2009

Excellent Weekend!

We've been trialing in Vero Beach this weekend and I'm happy to report that Peyton got his first Excellent A leg on Saturday with a 2nd place!

This was a really tricky course for us and I honestly didn't think there was any chance we could make it through the opening without a startline stay, but Peyton proved me wrong. I was so surprised that I almost pulled him off the tunnel afterwards, but he was really listening and hung on - good boy!

Only 6 out of 32 dogs qualified on this course in the 24" class and we finished 6 seconds off the first place dogs in both Excellent A and B - not bad at all considering we spent almost 16 seconds on the table. :)



On Sunday we had another great Standard run until the very last line when an off-course jump called Peyton's name. That was my fault though - I was thinking about the chute on the right and the tunnel ahead on the left and I should have had his head a little more coming out of the tunnel. It was still a really great run - Peyton has no idea what those pesky "Q's" are anyway. :)



We had a fun weekend - we also got our Novice FAST title on Friday and while Open JWW continues to be a real challenge, we did have some nice moments there too.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Woo-hoo! Way to go, Peyton and Kim. Nice weekend. Congrats on your Novice Fast title!

We're on a little agility break until after the holidays, so we'll have to live vicariously through your adventures and get our agility fix that way!!! I know Peyton won't disappoint us :)

Kim said...

Thanks Lisa! You know, if you get really bored, you could always come down here and run Peyton for me. Now that would be FUN! :)

Jenn said...

You guys are looking great! If Lisa is going for a visit then I will too and we can take turns running the porche! :-) Sit's on the table look like they are much easier for Peyton.

Steeler and I are jumping back into class on Wednesday. A new class - same instructor but new people - and she put me in with her advanced crew that is already trialing. I'm a bit nervous! Go figure!

Congrats on the Novice FAST title! You guys are looking really awesome!

Kim said...

The porsche...HA! That's too funny! Hmmm, I wonder what that says about my driving skills in general? I would probably crash a real porsche too. :)

Have fun with your new class and no being nervous, okay?! And thanks!

Life With Dogs said...

How great to see Peyton in action! You make a great team, and I love watching him work the course. By the looks of it, a few first place finishes will likely be yours...

achieve1dream said...

Wow!! I'm impressed!! That was fantastic! Congrats on the title too.

Kim said...

Thank you! :)