Clancy is a rock star! We exceeded our goals for the weekend. On Friday we had mixed results with a really good jumpers run (he popped out of the weave poles between six and seven so I had to restart them resulting in an NQ (non-qualifying score). His FAST and Novice Standard runs were not so good. He lost all focus and we had two more NQ scores. On Saturday he exceeded all my expectations by earning a second place finish in Open Jumpers with Weaves. 12 perfect weaves! I'm such a proud mom. :-) His Novice Standard run was more of the same as Friday, he lost all focus and was all over the place. But today he totally redeemed himself. He rocked the Open Jumpers course giving me 12 weave poles but I made a mistake and pulled him off course resulting in an NQ finish. I always feel so bad when I mess up and he does everything right. But we both had it together for his last run of the trial, his Novice Standard run - first place! His weave were a bit unsteady but everything else was spot on. :-) All in all a great weekend. This puts us one qualifying score away from his Novice Standard Title (NA) and two from his Open Jumpers with Weaves (OAJ). Our next trial is in three weeks. I can't wait. Here is Clancy (and Aoife, that girl dog just loves her picture taken) with his two ribbons from the weekend. This trial gave out honking big ones. :-)
It's hard work being an agility rock star!
Here is Aoife (on right in the purple) with her sister Seven (in the hot pink) on Saturday. They start agility class on the 12th and it's always good to bring puppies to trials to get them used to the noise and all the action.