Monday, August 26, 2013

Trial Update: A Perfect Weekend!

It was a good weekend!

So my decision to take 11 weeks off from trialing in AKC agility turned out to be a good one: 2 QQ's for Porter & a Q in Novice JWW for Stout!

(There were 2 NADAC agility trials during the break, but even they were 6 weeks apart...)

But yes, we were 5 for 5, with all 1st places!


We traveled up to Queen City again with my friend Jodi (and her border-collie-in-a-Chihuahua-suit Maya & Dezi the Podengo Potato).

Ironically enough, Porter's last "perfect trial weekend" like this was one year ago at this very trial!

We started Saturday morning with JWW:

18 PACH points! We've never had that many in JWW!

Notice anything different? Porter is now jumping 4"  :)

At our last trial in June, Porter had a challenge measurement and finally measured into the 8" regular class! I guess I could move him back into the regular division and continue to jump 8", but, umm, we were still in Open  :)  So I'd have some ground to make up. And I think doing that may ruin my eligibility for Nationals in 2014.

I don't think Porter minds the 4"  :)

31 PACH points! Another record! Yeah, Porter likes 4"  :)

Sunday's classes:

Another 18 PACH points

Like our cross after the weaves? Thank you, Porter, for saving us  :)  I don't know what I was thinking, but Porter took matters into his own paws & he was right!

29 PACH points

That may have been the first time I've ever called Porter off of a tunnel/chute  :)  My voice cracked (stupid allergies) and I think that was what worked. Of course, watching the video, I was in way too deep anyway...

So earning 2 QQ's & 96 points this weekend has now made qualifying for the Nationals a possibility...

Stay tuned for Stout's trial update tomorrow! He was soooo good!  :)


  1. WOW! What a weekend! So many blue ribbons! Congrats! 96 points is just amazing! Two more weekends like that and you will have your Nat'ls points! Porter must be a small guy if he measured in at 11 inches! How much does he weigh?

    1. Porter is fairly small, exceptionally small when compared to Stout :)
      He weighs around 34 pounds. He was originally measured at 11.25 & 11.12. His challenge measurements were at 11.00 & 10.88.

      We waited a loooong time to get that challenge measurement. You only get one shot, so I had to make sure! :)

  2. WOW, indeed! That's some amazing running! Congratulations!

  3. Wonderful runs! Congratulations!!!

  4. Great runs with Porter!! Dally sure does have her paws full when they go up against each other! (I can only dream of a 30 point run!) He came out of that one yellow tunnel like a Corgi rocket! Wish I was there last weekend!

  5. Congratulations!!! Lance loved when I moved him down to 4in!