Sunday, December 19, 2010

The weekend

We are home from our wild weekend in agility.  We had  a great time and probrbably the best runs  ever .  Here, this picture is a peak at what happened.

Im going to tell you about our last run here so I dont have to talk about it when I post the rest of the weekend. This run is the only really negative of the weekend. Well besides Miley wouldnt get on the table but thats nothing new.
The last run today was advance jumpers. Well I looked at the course map I thought it look tough. I thought I should just go home.  But I didnt think that was the right attitude.  I thought I should try it. Here is the course map.
When I walked it , it was even worse.  I knew I couldnt run this and keep Miley on course. Ugh! We were ok until the #8 tunnel and she took the wrong tunnel entrance. Then we were ok until #15 to#16. It doesnt look like it on the paper but the angle there was tough, I called her but to late , her brain exploded and she started stress circling.  I felt terrible , after she had done so well today. I think she circled me twice , I sent her into the tunnel and then did #19 and #20.  Crap.  Not a nice way to end after such good runs earlier today.  I was talking to someone after wards. She told me next time I feel like a course is just way to hard, design a course that will make my dog successful. So what if it isnt what the judge designed. You want to keep your dog happy and confident. I wish I had done that with this course.
I will post the rest of the weekend tomorrow......  We won money in speedjumping.  WhooHoo.

13 comments:

Dawn said...

Wow! That does look tough! But Miley looks beautiful with her ribbons! Congratulations on the successful runs!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Now I am dying to read all about the rest of the weekend!!! I hope there is video - esp. of the moneymaking run!!

That was a super difficult looking course! How would you know for sure that the course is too hard for you guys? I say go ahead and run the course and if things start to go wrong then just wing it and go for the finish.

LauraK said...

Those ribbons are looking pretty awesome, and Miley looks very proud of herself....looking forward to hearing all about it!!

Priscilla said...

WOO! We knew you could do it!
Well done and CONGRATUlATIONS!

Sara said...

What? You're leaving us hanging like this? So unfair!

Money? You won money! Too cool!

Can't wait to hear all about it.

Jules said...

Great photo of Miley with her ribbons. Can't wait to hear about your run that won you some loot.

I think it is hard to remember to take a step back and make the decision to run a course that works for our dog. For me personally, I find it all too easy to get caught up in the trial atmosphere.

Kathy said...

good job sounds like a fantastic weekend, that course does look really wild but sounds like some very awesome runs!!!! CONGRATS!!!

Nat said...

Sounds like a GREAT trial!! GO Miley and GO you!!

Nicki said...

Looks like good news is coming! Yay on winning money-sweet!

Dawn P said...

I couldn't get that course right after looking at it over and over. It would have been very tough to run. Congrats on speed jumping.

I ended Shasta's day on Saturday with stress on the weaves after awesome success and I feel horrible. I can sympathize. Try not to beat yourself up over it.

Anonymous said...

sounds like you had some great runs! Can't wait to hear about them...

Diane

Morganne said...

That IS a tough jumpers course! Congrats on your awesome weekend. I hope you have video! Especially of the Speed Jumping!

Cynthia said...

Congrats on the speed jumping! I'm glad you had a good weekend, even if one run wasn't too good. :)