Sunday, December 27, 2009

2009 in review...

Here is what we all accomplished in 2009

January 18th
Qwik earned her UAG1

February 22nd
Qwik finished her NOVICE TUNNELERS title, and Bell finished her ELITE TUNNELERS title

February 15th
Bell earned her UAG1 title. That also earned her her UAG2 beacuse she needed the 1 title first.

March 1st
Bell earns her AKC UDX2

April 12th
Qwik earns her first AKC Novice Rally leg.

April 21st-25th
CCRCA National
Qwik earns her Rally Novice title, her first NA and NAJ legs also.
Diesel earns his WCX, and got 2nd in Super Singles, and also WON the Hunting Retriever Dog Class!

May 17th
Bell earns a HIGH IN TRIAL
Qwik earned her first RA leg

May 31st
Bell earns a HIGH COMBINED
Qwik earns her RA

June 20th
Qwik earns her first CD leg

June 28th
Qwik earns her RE

July 5th
Bell earns her OA
Qwik earns her NA

July 12th
Qwik earns her CD

August 9th
Bell and Qwik earn their WCX

August 15th
Qwik earns her First JH leg

August 23rd
Qwik earns her UKC SHR title

September 20th
Bell earns her first UKC HR leg

September 29th
Bell earns her first AKC SH leg

Oct 25th
Bell earns her MXJ and AX and NF

Dec 3rd
Qwik earns her NAJ

Quite a year!

Qwik is now
UAG1 SHR CH Sun Devil Seas Blazin' for Shore CD RE NA NAJ WCX UWC CGC

Bell is

I thought I would see how we did on our goals that I set back in January.

Here they were:

for Bell:
Be ready to enter an AKC Senior Hunter test (YES! and 1 Senior PASS!!)
Enter a UKC Seasoned test (YES!! and 1 Seasoned Pass!!)
Finish her NADAC NATCH (no..We made some headway and are 17 Q's away)
Get closer to finishing her AKC OTCH (yeah sorta.... Shes at 48 points out of the 100 needed...I would have liked to have seen MORE Points...but...)
Finish her AKC MXJ (YES! And she finished her AX!)
Earn her GRCA WCX (YES and with flying colors!!)

for Qwik:
Earn her CD and CDX (Just her CD. still work on training for the CDX)
Earn her AKC Junior Hunter title and be ready to enter a Senior Hunter Test (NOPE BIG fail here. She needs one more JH leg and isn't even close to touching a SH test!)
Finish all AKC and NADAC Novice Agility titles (YES for AKC. I decided NOT to show her in NADAC...maybe just for fun and a few titles...But I think I am going to do USDAA instead.)
Finish her UKC Started Hunter title and enter a Seasoned test (Yes for the SHR. But BIG NO on the Seasoned test)
Earn her CCRCA WCX (Yup YUP! She passed the Golden WCX which is harder than that Curlies!)
Break 20 feet for Dock jumping! (No. I didn't even attempt training it.)

So not too shabby. I like the whole Goal setting thing though!!! It gives me a challenge and some ambition!

Here are my Title goals for 2010:

Earn her AKC SH
Earn her UKC HR
Earn her UKC UACH
Be up to 75 points towards her AKC OTCh
Earn her AKC MX and possibly some QQ's??

Finish her JH and earn at least 2 SH passes
Earn her UKC HR
Earn her AKC CDX and UD
Earn her AKC OA, OAJ, AX, AXJ

I think they are all acheiveable as long as me and the girls stay healthy!


So I have been a little LAZY in updating this.....oops. My NEW YEARS RESOLUTION!!!!

Anyways.....I have some Obedience results to post. Qwik and Bell were entered in 3 shows in November and December.....

November 22nd WWCDTC, Ixonia
Qwik was in Novice B. She got a 197++. She was in a 3 way tie for first place!!! All 3 of us ran off, and then she had just two of us run off again. Qwik had done that heeling pattern 4 times by then and was like....ummm....I think I got it now! Her last runoff was the best out of the 4 patterns. dorkus. But I was happy with her and that was a nice score!!!

Bell was in OpenB and UtilityB She got a 196 in Open. I was VERY pleased with her performance there. She was really trying on her fronts...finishes....not so much. In Utility she got 4th place for 1 OTCh point with a 196. We like showing at home!!!

November 29th at Badger Kennel Club, Madison

Qwik got second in Novice with a 197.5. The judge ran us into a wall...I was NOT pleased with that and Qwik wasn't all that hot. She was being kinda distracted. But she did well..

Bell got 4th in Open...I don't think she got any points though. LOTSA people failed so I think that's why she placed. She had a 197. She Failed Utility She brought back a wrong article, and then missed the come signal. She was WILD. I don't know WHOS dog I had in that ring. She was whining for directed jumping and almost barked. She was leapin up and bein a crazy girl and all. I would rather have that attitude than a slow slug. So hopefully we will find the happy medium!!!

December 3rd at Hounds for the Holidays Agility trial
I wanted to enter Sunday also but it had already filled. Qwik was in Novice Jumpers only and Q'd with a nice run! That earned her her NAJ title!

Bell Q'd in Jumpers with an AWESOME run! I was sooo super happy with her

She NQ'd in Standard for taking an off course tire jump. Her teeter and weaves were good. I didn't tell her to "touch" on the A-Frame so that was my fault.

December 13th at Oshkosh Kennel Club.
Bell failed Utility because she took a wrong jump during directed jumping. She was being wild and crazy and she would NOT look at me. She was staring at the jump. I should have waited till she looked at me....but she wouldn't, and was starting to whine cause she was being impatient. She had other small things that would have taken her out of the placings thought. But I DO like her attitude being all crazy and up. In Open she did well and I thought she would have placed. But alot of the other dogs did really well. She was trying so hard on her fronts and most of her finishes were GREAT!

Qwik got Third in Novice. She did the crappiest she had done in a while. I was kinda ticked at her. She was heeling wide and being distracted by spots on the floor. I just wanted to reach down poke her lill curly butt and tell her to do what she knows! But regardless she has a 196.5 average for Novice in 2009. WHOO HOOO!!!