Golden Valley was the start of our summer of competing every weekend, the goal I set was for Flake to get her last G6 win to go to G7, she achieved that with her first run. She's such a consistent little dog and I'm really pleased with how she's going. Here's the video of her win.
I relaxed after that and just focus on training contacts, Holly and Zazu were really wound up and didn't perform very well but they had fun. I think it effects them being in day parking, there's allot of movement and noise so they don't rest as well as when were camping.
This weekend was Easter Celebration, the weather on Friday and Saturday was really nice so we set up a garden for the dog's to be able to relax in. On Saturday morning Holly did a really nice agility run, when the class closed I went to check if she had got a place but she wasn't on the score sheet. I was a little surprised as she is such a fast dog but didn't question it, she had a couple of wide turns so I assumed that was why. Not long after that I was on the start line with Zazu when I heard Holly's name called out as 5th in the G7 of that class, Holly is still G6 so that completely through me and I did a terrible round with Zazu. The poor boy was completely confused but so was I. I went to check why Holly had been put in with the G7's, it turned out her slip had been put in the wrong pile and she had actually won the G6!!! All of the prizes for G6 had to be called back and most of the G7's. I finally got the trophy on Sunday afternoon, I guess it's just one of those things that happens and it reminded me that if I do a good round I really should check my ticket as soon after the run as possible. Holly now has 2 G6 agility wins so only needs 2 more. Saturday afternoon I was focusing on the Olympia qualifier. Flake did a nice round and finished in 10th place which I'm really happy with. Holly did a fairly nice round but I was really pushing and she missed the seesaw and took the wall out with her head making a right mess. She didn't care though, she had fun, I later realised that I had written Ty's running order down wrong and he was meant to run before the girl's, I owned up so was eliminated before we started. He then did a nice clear with held contacts :(
Zazu got 2 steady clear rounds on Sat, I don't think he was running as well as he has done but we are messing around with his medication so he may not have been feeling himself.
Suday was really wet, I didn't run Ty at all. There just didn't seem any point, he's got nothing to prove now so why risk him. I took him for a walk in the rain instead. Holly broke her wait in the one round I attempted with her so I took her out, I was a bit relived not to run her in that as it was getting slippery and I really wasn't sure I wanted to do it. Zazu did a couple of runs, he coped fine on the wet ground but I think that was because he was going slower than normal. I got 1 run in with Flake before the rain came in and she came 3rd. We had been trying to decide whether to leave early then when I started getting wet through my north face coat I decided there was no way I was doing any of my other runs so we packed up and came home.
Sara did some really nice rounds with Dee with just unlucky mistakes and Irana won a jumping class with Coco with a really nice round.
Next weekend is WBSDS, I plan to focus on getting solid contacts with Ty, Flake and Holly and if Holly can get a jumping win along the way that would be great. I'm not sure what my goal will be with Zazu as he had blood tests last week so it depends a bit on the results.
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