Sunday, December 5, 2010

Trial update

We went to a USDAA trial at the beach.  Drum roll please......... Miley got on the table!!!!  WhooHoo!! 


Sunrise


First up was gamblers
I had timed it and figured I be right at the tunnel to start the gamble but we had time left before the buzzer so I had to add a few obstacles.  On this run I wanted to try a few things to see where we were.  I tried to threadle #2 to#3 ( my numbers) but she back jumped it . So something that still needs work. I also tried to wrap my #7 because I keep making her drop the bar at home.  Well we dropped it here too. So another thing to still work on.  But she held her start line, did all her contacts correctly and weaved too.  Watch her jump in the air at the end of the video.



Next up was standard.

 I really didnt think she would get on the table.  But she got right on.  I didnt know what to do.  Should I run out of the ring and celebrate or keep going.  Ugh!  I really just couldnt decided so I chose to stay.  I hope it wasnt the wrong decision.  There were two jumps after the table and then turn into the weaves.  I decided to RC #9  because so many dogs just didnt seem to know they were going to the weaves when the handler post turned.  But Miley missed the weaves and then stressed. Ugh!!!!!  I couldnt get her back.  I hope I didnt transfer the table stress to the weaves.  She has missed the weaves at other trials and I just bring her around and she does them.  Maybe she just needed to blow off steam after getting on the table.  I hope thats all it was. I know the end of the video isnt good but  you have to take the good with bad.



12 comments:

LauraK said...

The first half of that standard run was beautiful! I LOVE the HUGE smile on your face when she's on the table :) I guess she needed to celebrate too with the zoomies! What a great day for you gals!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

That is the most beautiful table I ever saw!!!! Miley hopped up there and laid down like she never had a problem with it before - I too think she was celebrating her success by taking every tunnel she could find :) The gamblers run was great! Fantastic contacts and startline. Way to go you guys!!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! I'm so thrilled for you both! She didn't hesitate at all, just hopped up there like she'd never had an issue with the table. Love it!

Lian said...

WOW! Fantastic with the table! I think Miley feels very proud of herself too. She looks so happy after she did the table.

Love to watch your runs, Miley is awesome as always!

Sara said...

WhooHoo is right! Loved how we got to see a huge smile on your face when she got on the table.

I hope you wrote that one down in your record book!

Dawn P said...

:) Don't worry. It will all come together.

Anonymous said...

Yay for the table...and how happy both you and Miley looked when it was done! So cool. Diane

Kathy said...

WHOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO I knew you guys would get that table and what a pretty table it was!!!!! I love how you kept a relaxed posture and it really looked like you were relaxed and just let her do the table. Fantastic start line, the dog walk contacts were gorgeous. Looks like a really great trial, CONGRATS!

Morganne said...

Awesome!!!! I loved the big smile on your face when she got on the table. She knew you were so happy with her.

You handled the zoomies very well... just kept moving on and then finish.

Big congrats to you and Ms. Miley!

tervnmal said...

Hurray! I'm happy for you! Keep that visual in your mind every time you think about a table. She is very fun to watch run!

Phoenix believes strongly in celebratory tunnels, also. ( :

Priscilla said...

It's so beautiful to see Miley on the table. She looks so easy and elegant there. I love to see your big smile too! Congrats!!! I think both of you did really really well : )

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

I'm so happy for you!! That's so exciting that she did the table. I loved watching the videos.