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" :)
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...