|08-23-2013 01:05 PM|
|Saxtonhill||DOCNA trials also allow training in the ring. They're a new venue that's gaining some momentum in the southwest and also around the upstate NY and PA area.|
|08-19-2013 09:26 PM|
That was awesome! How do you know which way to go? I'd be SO CONFUSED!!!! All the back and forth!!!
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|08-19-2013 08:29 PM|
That stinks! That's sort of what happened with Ryker. His first couple trials at 22" last year were great, barely any bars knocked. Now he's back to knocking almost as many bars as he did at 26".
That's great that AAC allows training in the ring. I wish more venues would. If you get eliminated for it anyway, what's the harm in allowing a bit of training?? Anyway, I suppose it would be best to continue asking the judges about putting the bars back up. That's probably something that one judge would allow, but another would not.
|08-19-2013 07:10 PM|
Odin wasn't quite as much of a rockstar this weekend as he was last weekend. The bars started to come down again...not a ton of them but one or two per run. His second last run of the weekend I talked to the judges and got the OK to put the bar back up and have him do it again if he knocked (that's what I do in training.) The look on his face was priceless! "what are you doing??? We are at a trial!!! I'm sorry I knocked the bar, your embarrassing me!!!" And guess what? He picked up his feet which resulted in an amazing jumpers Q and we are now finally out of starters jumpers Here is his run.
Odin starter Jumpers - YouTube
I am going to have to look at the AAC rules to see whether or not its a big no no to touch equipment or not. You are allowed to train in the ring but I'm not sure if it would be considered unsportsmanlike or something to stop and put the bar back up. I might just talk to the individual judges before I run to see if they care. Stopping and putting the bar back up sure makes a difference for Odin!
|08-18-2013 10:46 PM|
|TwoBigEars||He looks great! Definitely moving fast and I'm glad he's better about not knocking bars at 22".|
|08-12-2013 10:21 PM|
|KristiM||I totally forgot that you guys got that gamble! That's awesome, the Q doesn't matter, just amazing that she was able to do that. It wasn't an easy gamble, especially for a young dog.|
|08-12-2013 07:08 PM|
I find most judges try to balance out the challenge in gamblers, so if the main gamble is really challenging the minis are pretty easy
I never noticed that lol but ya I think you are right, you were in perfect position to start the gamble and Odin didn't miss a step, everything went so smooth. I was out of position when the buzzer went to start but was happy Jackpot did the gamble we were just out of time tho
|08-12-2013 05:58 PM|
I find most judges try to balance out the challenge in gamblers, so if the main gamble is really challenging the minis are pretty easy and if the main is pretty easy the minis are really hard. (From what I've seen anyways) The main gamble was pretty tough....I think Odin and one other dog got it. The other mini was also quite challenging. I really liked the coursers the judges had, lots of challenges in the games on Saturday!
|08-12-2013 05:48 PM|
|wildo||Wow! That's quite a generous obstacle!! I'd be sure to hit that twice! (That sounds a bit bad...)|
|08-12-2013 05:46 PM|
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