Thankfully, I decided to still head down to KCI at Rockingham Castle on day 1, the Thursday, to run Alf in the Starters Cup qualifier classes. With a 5:30am set off...
So we've been working on 2o2o behaviour at home in the garden, just with a scaffold plank, some bricks, buckets and a wall. We've done target work with his tea for around a month or so and he's picked it up like a little legend.
2 days and a plethora of mixed results. Out of 8 runs, there's one thing that they ALL had in common. Missed weave entry. Day one got off to a totally crazy start with a mad dash run in a jumping class. Noodle was in his element, absolutely bloody wild!
It's DV Matlock this week and we might, for once, actually be ready. That, however, is mostly down to the wonderful Kenny from Longfield Agility Solutions. Living just 8 minutes away from me, training is convenient and fits in with my self-employed life. After Otley, we were supposed to be training RC's for the A [...]
What struck me most about this weekend, where I was already in a vulnerable mood being frustrated with the contacts and weaves, was how hurtful other people can be - usually without meaning it (i hope!).
What a month. The Clear Round Curse still haunts us only this time I noticed something concerning...
Alf's first outdoor show and one of mixed results. We won a couple of classes but no clears at all - some 5, some 10, some E's, no C's!
After such an abysmal December at Bishop, I honestly thought giving it up would be the best option. Others agreed with me. That's what changed my mind - too many people to prove wrong, including myself!
The worst weekend I've ever had in my dog-filled life occurred just before Christmas in 2016, at Bishop Burton College in the main indoor arena. Everything that could have gone wrong, did.
Slightly more confident than his debut but still pretty shocking, on both of our parts! It was a wet day so his coat absorbed the orange-red sand like a sponge! He ran more open this time, even getting a 5th place...