Monday, May 2, 2011

Only 2 years!

Well, it only took almost 2 years but we finally did it.  Today we ran a whole open Standard course and Qed!!  And it was awesome!!




And just in case you havent been following my blog, Miley has been stressing about the table and not getting on.

Yesterday wasnt a good day in my attitude department.  I messed up FAST.  And we messed up her JWW.  I was just really down.  I stayed afterwards for the B-match. I had signed up for 2 standard courses and Time to Beat .  The first time in standard, I did 4 obstacles to the table, then ran out and rewarded. The next time, I 5 obstacles to the table and then did 7 more obstacles and then rewarded.  Both times she did great!!  We did pretty good in Time to Beat.

From Drop Box
Except we dropped bar 16 and 17. I think it was my fault. I think I pulled , more like jerked, quickly to keep her off that off course.  Man, I need to trust my dog and my training and stop worrying about off courses.

Here is JWW from Sun.  I think Ive run Exc JWW 30 times now with no Q's. I guess this is going to take 2 years too. LOL
 So I planned to FC after the weaves and then FC after 15 to keep her out of the tunnel. (Lots of dogs went off course into the tunnel)  Plus you see the line by the tunnel. Thats the run out line. If your dog went pass there, NQ.  LOL So we were doing well until I couldnt get out of my cross fast enough and I was behind. The it was like a train wreck. I could see it happening and couldnt stop it. Ugh! Then my dog stressed and zoomed around the ring.



Just an FYI. Someone got whistled out of the ring for saying "Crap".   It wasnt in excellent.  I  didnt see it but I hear it also had to do with the tone of her voice too.  
I didnt stay for FAST.  I had a bad headache all morning and by the time I got back to the condo, I had a migraine.  It was a rough drive home. ( I have migraine medication and it worked. It just makes me tired)

16 comments:

Sara said...

I'm so happy for you Diana!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Sorry about the rough day but CONGRATULATIONS on the Open STD Q and the table!!!!!!!

Dawn P said...

Congratulations. Great job!

Priscilla said...

Congratulations!!! Both of you are great!!!

Anonymous said...

Yay for the standard run Q! Fantastic!!!

Diane

Elayne said...

Congrats! Really nice run. So glad she got on the table for you.

Berts Blog said...

WOW I am really impressed. I thought about doing agility once. Just thought about it though.

Watching you go, well, I can tell you that I couldn't do that. Ever......

Very very cool

Love
Bert

loralei913 said...

Yay for the table! You'll get there in JWW too. That run out plane looks tough. Not sure I would even have risked turning my dogs left over that jump, even as little as they are, just in case they went wide.

Morganne said...

Congratulations!!!!!
That must really feel good!

Kathy said...

WHOOOOO HOOOOOOO, so happy for both of you but with your determination and how hard you have worked it was just a matter of time but it is fun to watch you now because you just see how nicely things are falling together lately. LOVE< LOVE< LOVE how relaxed you looked around the table in the standard run, like you just took for granted it would all go well and Miley looked like the whole thing was just an everyday occurrance, the whole run you looked relaxed, what a fantastic run.

Sophie said...

Congratulations on the Q! :)

Elizabeth said...

Yay! Congrats!

Lian said...

WooHoo! WooHoo! WooHoo! I am so happy for you and Miley! That's awesome!!!!!

Nicki said...

Hey way to go. If dogs teach us anything it's that persistence and hard work pay off. And that makes the success so much sweeter. I know people who have had a lot success with their dogs withough many "issues" and I don't think they appreciate it as much as those of us who have had some struggles along the way. Keep up the good work!

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

Congratulations!!! I'm soooo happy for you. You've been waiting for a Q in that class for a long time but I didn't know it was 2 years! I'm so, so happy for you guys!!

Kim said...

Awesome standard run - Miley didn't even hesitate at the table :)

Congrats !!!!