MrSnappy Posted August 5, 2007 Report Share Posted August 5, 2007 My Agility Tweed, that is. Let me explain - about two years ago, my Masters level agility dog Tweed went on an extended hiatus, leaving in his stead this puffy little smart mouthed red dog that couldn't get a Q to save his life. I was left with this jerkdog throwing down bars and skipping weaves and pretending contacts were covered in venomous snakes and the like. In other words, my awesome agility dog ... sucked! The same dog who came 12th in the province in his height class at Regionals three years ago has not gotten a single, solitary clean run in all this time. I was ready to pack it in. In fact, today's trial was the pinnacle of his career change to "Lousy No Good House Dog." If he didn't show me some love, I was going to retire him. I was very tired of throwing money away. Well, he pulled it out for me today. He had a simply beautiful Masters Gamblers run with a ridiculous accumulation of opening points and a gorgeous gamble. One more of these and he has his Masters Gamblers title. He also had a STUNNING Masters Standard run until I blew it for him. I was running Piper in the other ring and didn't have time to pay attention to Tweed's course. I finished her run and ran to the next ring and did Tweed's. On the video you will clearly see the moment where I put him over the wrong jump, which was actually the right jump, but I didn't figure it out until I had already called him back. (You'll also see the judge in the other ring yelling "It's okay RDM, you Q'd in this one!!" right after I mucked him up). So he would've Q'd in this one too, but for me. But hey, I'll take it ... Tweed's back baby!! Tweed's Standard Run And here is a video of Piper's Standard Titling run (first place and a Q). Remember Piper spent 4 years working stock and is brand new to agility. She also nailed her Starter's Gamblers with a Q as well (I don't know her placement, as I had to leave before the stats were up). Piper Gets A Q RDM Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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