Tuesday, February 9, 2010

LaCrosse here we come!

January 31st

Since I want to finish off Bells NATCH this year, I need to show......there aren't many local shows anymore so I decided last minute to go to LaCrosse for the day. I hadn't been there before, and didn't know how long it would take, or how the show would run. I was PLEASANTLY surprised!!!

The show started at 8:00 so I had to leave FLIPPIN early! 4:30. NOT my cup of tea. WWCDTC had its banquet Saturday night, so I packed all my stuff before I went to the banquet, and went strait to bed after I got back. The drive really wasn't bad at all. Kinda a strait shot! I got there a little before 8 with a McDonalds stop for coffee and a potty break. The show ran really well and was well organized.

Bell Q'd in 1 round of Elite Standard. She dropped a bar in round 2. She also got a Chances leg and a Jumpers leg. She finally finished off her Elite Touch and GO title. I thought we were done, but according to NADAC records we were not. I also ran her in tunnelers for fun and she had a blast and took an extra tunnel. So she got 3 more Q's towards her NATCH. I think we only need like 14 more. 6 Chances and the rest in jumpers and just a few in Standard. Gettin there!!!

Qwik went for fun and I entered her in Novice Jumpers and Novice Tunnlers for fun. She did really well in Jumpers, Q'd. She also Q'd in Tunnlers and had a blast. She likes tunnels alot.

Their Tunnlers runs are below.

I am trying to show Bell the turns are tight and she ignores me. I shoulda tried rear crosses to show her the turn...but whatever, that prolly wouldn't have worked anyways.

UKC Agility

Sunday January 24th

WWCDTC or as UKC know it, Bark River Dog Training Club, hosted a UKC Agility Trial. I had Bell entered in AG1 and AG2 Both rounds and she is going for UACH points. She has 10 points out of the 100 needed. Qwik was entered in AG2 both rounds. This was her first time entered in AG2 and needs 3 legs for the title. I also was running DeeDee the golden and she needed 1 more AG2 leg for her title then she would be going for points like Bell.

AG2 was first! DeeDee and Qwik Qualified and Qwik got first place! DeeDee had a few points off but did REALLY well and SMOKED the weave poles and teeter! She ran BEAUTIFUL and earned that last leg towards her UAG2 title!! Bell Droped a bar but ran really, really nice.

AG2 Round 2 was next Bell and Qwik Qualified with PERFECT scores. 1st and 2nd Place! Bell earned 10 more ACH points. DeeDee was missin weave poles so she just went for some fun!

AG1 was next. Bell was the only one in Round 1. She Q'd with a perfect 200, FIRST place and 10 ACH points!

AG1 round 2 was last and Bell and DeeDee both Q'd with PERFECT scores and they each got 10 more points towardes their UACH's! YAY

I was about to take our picture and then they announced the HIGH in Trial dogs and High Combined dogs. Bell got HIGH in Trial an HIGH combined for Trial 2!!! YAY

A good UKC weekend

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


1-9-10 - 1-10-10
The dog club I belong to, www.seespotsit.com was hosted an this obedience show.
Bell was entered in Open B and Utility B both days and we were on the lookout for OTCh points and UDX legs! Qwik was in Novice B Both days too. I have a goal with her to get a High in trial. She can only show in Novice untill she gets a High in Trial. Then we can't show in Novice but once she is trained she will be shown in Open.

Saturday went well. Qwik was in the ring first and did a GREAT job! She won the class with a 198.5 I was THRILLED! I was just crossin my fingers and toes that the score would hold and she would get High in trial.

Bell was in Open first and Qualifyed. She did some silly things that put her out of the placements. She self released on one finish before the judge said "exercize finsished" and then she never sat at heel when I sent her. Werid.....She never does that stuff in training. She Q'd though and had a good attitude. Unfortunatly when they handed out ribbons the dog that took first place also got a 198.5. It was an OTCh dog and a VERY experienced trainer, she does seminars all over the country. I thought right away..there is NO WAY we can beat her in a runoff!!

Then Bell showed in Utility. She did a nice job and sat on all her finishes and didn't do the silly stuff like she did in Open. I was happy about that! She ended up with 2nd place for 3 OTCh points! She is now at 51 points and has all the wins needed. YAY.

At the end of the day came the Runoff for High in Trial..Qwik was HIGH AS A KITE! She was up and ready to go. I was soooooo excited! She pranced through the heeling pattern and was all there and miss perky pants. I was THRILLED! She did such a nice job. She didn't win it....but I could NOT have been more pleased with her! YAY!!!

After a late start and after spilling my ENTIRE coffee under the seat of my car, gurrrrrrrrrr. Qwik was first in Novice again. She was all pumped and ready to go. She did a nice job too! Before I went in I handed my video camera to a friend to tape us. I am always leerly of taping Obedience. It can go to crap in a second and I hate looking back on tape at that painfull experience. But I was sure happy with this run!!! Sorry to Bore you with Obedience though...

She earned a 199 and First place! A Flippin 199! YEEE HAW! How awesome is that!
I was sooooooo hoping that score would hold! YIPPIE SKIPPIE!

Bell was up next in Open and Qualified. She did a really nice job and behaved. She got 3rd place and was just out of the OTCh points. No biggie.....BUT the first place dog ended up with a 199......another Tie for High in Trial with the Qwiksta!!! It was with another Border Collie who was up with the top dogs in the country last year.

Bell finished with Utility and was very happy and excited to be showing. She was so happy she anticipated the Drop for Signals. So she failed. She did well otherwise though!!!

Then came the Runoff for HIGH IN TRIAL with miss Qwik.

YAHOOO!!!!!! SHE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Talk about exciting! This made my year! And it's only January!!!!!!!!