Saturday, April 26, 2008

Spring Update

I haven't posted a blog in quite a while. Since my last post, my sable Sheltie, Tucker got his Veteran Masters Team Relay title and is now only one qualifying score from his Agility Trial Champion title. Ceilidh, my little bi-black Sheltie, got her second Advanced Gamblers Q so now she is in Masters Gamblers. We did a seminar last weekend with Jane Simmons Moake. The technique seemed to work very well with Ceilidh. Now the trick is for me to master it. We just got our equipment out of the shed today and hopefully will be picking up our new teeter tomorrow. If the weather stays nice we'll be able to begin practicing out of doors. Regionals are at the end of May so have to work on those weaves and teeters.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Weekend Activities

Had a good weekend! It didn't snow and I got the painting done that I had planned. I'm doing the hallway and it means taking down a wallpaper border before I can paint. I've done half the hallway now and if things go as planned I should finish next weekend. Last night I went to my sister's place for dinner; it was my niece Jessica's birthday dinner. Today, we had a good agility class, Ceilidh let me layer the dogwalk and did a jump, tire, and tunnel with me on the other side. She was doing the dogwalk at top speed and she still managed to hit the contact zone; let's hope her days of jumping from the dogwalk and teeter are over with.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Red Gate Practice

Had a good practice today with Kim and Daisy at Red Gate Arena. Ceilidh surprised me by doing a gamble layered with the frame and to do it she wrapped a jump to the left. Tucker was moving quite fast too, he did some good work on the teeter even letting me layer it with a jump. Neither of them will layer an obstacle with weaves or do weaves independently; something we will have to work on.

Friday, February 15, 2008

My First Blog

Well here goes, my first blog. I've had a web site before but didn't have the time to keep it up; maybe this will be easier. I hope to regularly post about my two Shelties' adventures in agility. We have been trialling now for four years but I am still learning all the time. It amazes me to think of how much we've accomplished and there are still so many challenges ahead. Tucker, my sable Sheltie, I hope will get his Agility Trial Champion this year; he needs only four Qualifying scores. Ceilidh, my bi-black Sheltie needs one Qualifying score for her Advanced Agility Dog but it makes me nervous to think of her competing in Masters. We have a two hour practice time tomorrow and are looking forward to a chance to run some sequences and courses, agility in the snow with my Shelties is nearly impossible and the basement only allows for some foundation training.