Sunday, February 12, 2012

Philip's winning streak

Good news and bad news on Philip's winning streak:

Good news - last weekend, Philip earned another Triple-Q and another Double-Q, bringing him to 6 QQs in a row (3 perfect weekends!), he was definitely on a roll. I gave him some delicious duck as a reward, and basked in the glory of my new-found awesome Agility dog!

Bad news - we went to another trial this weekend, and Philip decided that enough is enough, my crazy child was back in town! He did good in Jumpers both days, but failed absolutely miserably in Standard both days.

To demonstrate, a quick recap of today's Standard run - he started off by ignoring my plea for a two-on-two-off on the Dog Walk, though he did get the contact, so no faults called here. However (and I saw this coming, nothing I could do without the 2o2o), from there he ran full speed to the tunnel ahead, on the wrong side of it of course (that's W #1). Then, I did a blind cross out of the tunnel (who knows why, I think I was just out of it), so he stayed on the wrong side of me, running totally past the next jump (that's an R). He then back-jumped said jump before re-taking it (that's W #2). Immediately after retaking that jump, he took off away from me to the Teeter (W #3). I got him back on course yet again, we ran a coupe more obstacles, and again he ran off to a jump away from me (W #4). The rest of the run went smoothly, but my goodness, he really just went all out!

So he broke his winning streak, but I can't be mad at him seeing as he did 3 awesome weekends leading up to that!

Oh, he did get one more qualifying leg in Time2Beat though, so that was nice. We now have 48 points out of the needed 100.

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