Monday, May 20, 2013

FAB camp FAB show

I have been away with the shelties for a week at Dawn Weaver's FAB camp. I thoroughly enjoyed my FAB week. We trained, we learned, we laugh and we were truly spoiled by the FAB chef Graham's freshly cooked food daily! What can you ask for more? Dawn and Daneen were two excellent teachers, they tried so hard to push us out of our comfort zone to try something new/different. This is why I love about training days, you've learned so much, you tried everything to see if that suits you and also by watching other people handled their dogs. 

I booked in with Sonic but have Sizzle and Sipzie reserved just in case he is tired or "injured" (tough wood!).  What a good little boy he was all week, he kept the same speed all week long and he was still very eager at the end of the camp. I am actually feeling sad when the camp end. I've enjoyed so much and I wish the camp can go on longer. 

Not only that we were trained during the day but there's a "dog game" every evening for the Teams to bond and for the dogs to have fun with the handler. We had a bad weather on Tuesday, it rain so much that we have to cancel the afternoon training but we had a good lecture about contacts in the marquee. Everyone is happy and learning. 

The bad weather just got worst on Tuesday night, for once, I thought my caravan is going to turn over. We had gales force wind, it was so strong that I have to keep waking up at night to peg the awning down. I was really worried that the awning will take my caravan off! Thank God, we survive :)

I was in a group of mixed bunch of people. All of them are lovely, all from different background. Everyone is very supportive of each other. I really is missing my Team-mates now. I can't wait for next year's camp!

We stayed for the FAB show after the camp is over. Although I have entered both days but we have to come back to the farm after being away for a week. We only stayed for Saturday to tryout the IFCS qualifers.

I entered Sizzle and Sonic at the IFCS qualifiers. Both boys ran well. Sizzle finally came back to his speedy self. He was distracted at his first run (IFCS Agility round), other than that, he flew the other three classes. Sadly, it's not a Sizzle day, lack of practice and rusty handling from me, we made mistake in every round!

On the other hand, baby Sonic did really well. He still keep his speed after a week long camp. He tried very hard. I know he is inexperienced and the courses may be a bit tough for him but he tried his very best. Bless him! He got a 3rd in the IFCS Jumping round and Q for the IFCS Gamblers. WooHoo!


First up was Sonic in the IFCS Agility (mini). I am so happy that he took the IFCS/European tyre without any hesitation. Unfortunately, I turn my shoulder too soon, so he back jump to get the elimination. Also, we are still trying to fix our weave problem. Flat entries and popping out in between. We have picked up ideas at the camp (Thanks Daneen!), I am going to try hard to fix my problem :)

Sonic @ IFCS Agility:

Next was Sizzle in the IFCS Agility round. He was distracted at the startline and I was a bit impatient, so we started off with off sync! I think my shoulder hasn't turn enough so he went into the wrong end of the tunnel. But, I was happy that he is happy running again. 

Sizzle @ IFCS Agility (sorry for Sonic's barking!):

Next up, Sizzle's IFCS Gamblers. I have to say this is his best run of the day. He ran really well but got called on the see-saw (Gamble), that's down to my bad training! There's a "mini gamble" in the course, it is a jump-tunnel-jump sequence behind the Dog Walk. So long the handler is behind the DW, you gain extra 3 points for that and I know Sizzle is more than capable to do the mini gamble. I really go for it, twice :) I have not shouted at him on the see-saw before but I was a bit worried that he will leap too soon, so I shouted "wait", that obviously didn't help at all LOL. I am very happy that Sizzle did the mini gamble so well, he didn't even look at me. I can't remember any dogs got that mini gamble, there might be a few dogs that took the jump and tunnel but didn't take the last jump. The entrance and exit of the tunnel are not lining up for the jumps. Although our see-saw was bad but I was feeling very good about the run. 

Sizzle @ IFCS Gamblers: 

Then, Sonic's turn in the IFCS Gamblers. I have to run him differently to Sizzle as he can't do the distance control (yet!). I am hoping to score the weave, AF and DW 2 times but we lost time in correcting the first set of weave :( I am so glad we got the Gamble and Q! WooHoo! This is the first time my baby did a big boy game and Q. I am really happy with that!

Sonic @ IFCS Gamblers:

Next, Sonic in the IFCS Snooker, I wanted to collect as many points as possible in the opening, so I decided to run the outside loop to plot 2 x 7 points (jump-AF-jump); then come back in again to plot the 6 points which is closer to the closing. My opening was going well but I forgot to do my front cross/rear across at #6b in the closing to cause the NQ :( but Sonic ran lovely! I love this dog very much!

Sonic @ IFCS Snooker:

Next, Sizzle in the IFCS Snooker. I planned the same route as Sonic. I have to say, my legs turn jelly after I finished the run with Sizzle. The outside loop running was killing me! I am so unfit! Sizzle is a very independent dog, my call was too late and he took the jump instead of the weave in the closing, another NQ :(

Sizzle @ IFCS Snooker: 

Last IFCS qualifier of the day is the Jumping round. I thought the course was very tight, not much room to maneuver. There is a obstacle discrimination (come through between tow jumps!). Ha! That was my worried with Sizzle, he is so good in going on to take whatever obstacle he sees in front of him, calling off is a hard work! I treid so hard to have my arms down, glue to my leg and I still fail miserably! Poor Sizzle, he really needs a better handler to get the best out of him!

Sizzle @ IFCS Jumping:

Baby Sonic up next. I weren't know what to expect at the obstacle discrimination. But, he did good. We learned similar thing at the camp and we didn't do well, so I wasn't expecting too much out of him but I tried to remember what I was taught at the camp and it works! It was a bit hairy. Shamed that Colin didn't video the beginning, I think he was asleep and didn't realised I was in the ring :) We had a couple of wide turns as well, that cause us a 3rd place. I am not complaining. I think that is a good experienced for him. I am really happy on how he ran :)
Sonic @ IFCS Jumping:

Sunday, May 12, 2013


We went to Beacon yesterday, it's about an hour for us to travel. For once, we can have a little bit of lie-in when we do a day show, Bliss! The show didn't start until 9am (WOW!) but I need to get there plenty of time to walk 2 courses for Sizzle. We left home around 7am and get there at 8am. Saturday is a small/medium dogs day, so we get to park quite close to the rings which is another thing I like about  this show :)

Sizzle wasn't on form for his Champ. He ran clear in the Champ Jumping but there wasn't any speed in him. The judge set a very lenient course time of 45 seconds and most dogs done it between 33 - 35 seconds. I think Sizzle ended up in 36-37 seconds. It was an interesting course. Because Sizzle was slow, I actually can get to many places that I don't think I can make it if Sizzle is on his usual speed. Anyway, the weather was so funny yesterday, sunny, rain, hailstone, cloud ... Judging on his Champ Jumping performance, I scratch him off the Champ Agility due to rain. I really am not sure what is wrong with him anymore! Is he still traumatise by our Spain trip? Is he injured/discomfort/hurt? Is he scared of something associated with Agility? I have too many questions inside my head at the moment. I love running Sizzle, he is my comfort slipper when comparing running Sonic. I do need a comfort slipper to motivate me sometimes when I can't get things right with Sonic. I have never regret not running Sizzle in the Champ Agility where people told me I being stupid as I ran clear in the Champ Jumping (if I ran clear in the Champ Agility, then I can get to the Final). But, No one knows my dogs more than I do!

Small dogs seems to have most of the runs at Beacon show. KC Olympia qualifier, Crufts Singles, Crufts Team, Championship and individual Jumping classes ... I've entered Sizzle in all the qualifiers plus Champ but I know I won't be able to run him in all. I think when you entered Champ, you really do not know if you get to run twice or three times (Champ Jumping, Champ Agility and Final)? After Sizzle's performance, I really not bother if I am not running him in the classes I have entered. I just have to see how he goes on the day. I really want to run the KC Olympia course as it is really interesting one that set up and judge by one of our sheltie friends Pat Wallis. There are some tricky bit that you need to work hard on it but I would not want to run Sizzle if he is not up for it. 

I save him for the Crufts Team which is the last class of the day. To my surprised, he ran so well like the old weasel is back :) We didn't run for Sheltie Club this year but with my new training mates. Our Team is call Little Bitz LOL, I just loved that name! We ran 4 clears and came 2nd, didn't qualified for Crufts :( We sadly being robbed by the winning Team, I knew if they ran clear, their time is hard to beat, they have 4 fantastic dogs including Agility Champion and the other three that have CC (Challenge Certificate, on their way to become Agility Champion). In their first run, one of their dogs got 5 faults on the A Frame but the timing failed! Damn it! When they get to re-run, it starts from scratch. You guess it, they ran clear! BooHoo :(

This is the first time Sizzle has run for a non-sheltie Team and he is the only boy in the Team. We are so happy that we all ran clear the first time team up together. Thanks to my captain Moira for getting us together. 

Now, on to Sonic. This guy is definitely getting stronger and better and not losing his gobbiness! He has 4 runs including Crufts Team, ha! His first run was the Dovedale Combined 1-7 Speed and Power. Normally, they do Power & Speed, I guess, people are taking too long on the contacts, so they do it the other way round. Our trainer Deena was judging. Sonic was running quite well apart from his eagerness to go into the tunnel after the snake. He didn't complete the serpentine, a lot of dogs didn't either. They did 2 jumps and straight into the tunnel. I managed to call him off the tunnel but he back jump. Oops! I think Deena will be so disappointed on us ruin her course. LOL Such a shamed that we didn't run clear and can't get to do the contacts and weave :(

His second run was the Crufts Team. This will be interesting. I have never done Team or pairs with him, so I really do not know where we stand or how he will react. But for sure, I know he will not chase or run after the next dog as he is still wary of some dogs. I am glad that I get to run first so I have plenty of time to set him up and do my usual wait and recall starts. The DW to the wrong end of the tunnel is my worried bit, there is no way I can do a head start with the two starting angled jumps but I know he loves his DW, so sooner his commit to the 2nd jump, I could run. Phew! The call off from the DW to the tunnel was so close and we did it :) but Mr Gobby missed his weave, he was too busy barking and Hmm ... what's wrong with the weave now? He keeps popping out 10th pole? Grrr ... Sorry Team, we let you down :(

Soon after his Crufts Team run, we are off to run the Combined 1-7 Agility. One thing as a Medium handler, I feel sad that there is no lower class for him. I would like to run a more straight forward course as he is only just started to compete and I really want him to enjoy a course rather than a challenging, nagging course for a baby. I shouldn't complain really, he ran quite well (apart from the little twirl on the off angle) and got 6th place out of 135 dogs competing! I love the way he didn't look at the jump after the tunnel (obstacle discrimination). We are only 2 seconds behind the winner, I guess we lost time on the wide turn, the slow weave and the twirl. Lots of room for improvement! But, it was a good run and I am very happy. 

His last class was the Brillo Int Bounce Jumping. I think our weave has just got worst since he started competing :( He hardly refuse any tunnels anymore but occasionally miss a jump or so but his weave has gone down hill :( I guess I need to fix this problem quick!

Again, yesterday, Sonic has 100% running DW and AF :) So happy!

And now, I am off to a week of FUN AGILITY CAMP! WooHoo! 
I am so looking forward to it. This is my first Agility Training Camp, lets the fun begin. 
I know you won't miss me :)
And yes, I have charged up my caravan battery and full gas and I am ready to rock!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

a long wild weekend of fun and sun

I came back yesterday late afternoon full of enthusiastic, motivated, feeling good ... although I was annoyed that my first camping trip didn't went well. We have no gas to start with and no battery for the entire time we camp out there! I do not know what's wrong with the gas, I couldn't get it to kick in. Thank God, I camp next to a very nice lady Heather. She lent me her new bottle of gas and it works! After one day of use, I put my old gas bottle back, it works! Strange! Then, my battery flat out. I don't mind about not having light inside at night as the day stay longer now but it irritated me when I can't use the water pump that needs the battery to generate. Grr ... not in a hot days like this!

I took all the shelties minus Sipzie (in season) and our little caravan to Newbury Showground on Thursday. We left home just passed noon time and we got there nice and early. All set up by 4pm and I just chilled with the shelties. They were so glad to be "out" again, it all started a little wild, the dogs got new place to sniff and  cock their legs; all the obedience training was temporary out of control! Oops! I guess, just like us human, they are allow to be naughty sometimes :)

Due to unknown injury, Sizzle was out of action again. He was very poorly, last week, he couldn't even jump up on the settee and struggled to climb up the stairs. I have Tace looked at him on the weekend and she found 3 tight spots about an inch under his shoulder blade. He is looking more relax and didn't walk in a funny shape anymore. Phew! At one point, he was very shaken, his two back legs were shaking most of the time and every now and then he lifted his front left leg. After seeing Tace, I have not seeing all these worried sign, finger crossed that he is fixed for now! Funny enough, when I took him to see the vet last week, he is a orthopedic vet, he couldn't even feel there is anything wrong with him. He said, he's a bit tight, so painkiller. WHAT? Painkiller only ease the pain not cure the problem. Sometimes, vet amazed me how unprofessional they are! I really missed my last vet, they are purely brilliant and caring!

I have not run just ONE dog for many years. Although I started with Sing, he was my only competing dog for a long time. I was a beginners then. After Saturn came along and started competing, I was busy running two dogs; then Sizzle, made it three! Everytime I went to a show, I was constantly in a ring running a dog. I remembered once, I ran 12 classes a day! At the end of the day, I was exhausted and I can't remember if I did well or not. Then, Sing and Saturn retired. I have Sizzle and Sipzie ... that goes on and on ...

I have to say, I AM VERY HAPPY to run just ONE dog, especially in the UKA shows. I have no pressure to miss walking a course or to try to get to this ring, that ring ... all over the place. Most of all, running Sonic is a lot of fun. Like his daddy, he gave you his all. He tried so hard to give me everything I asked for. He is getting better and stronger each time we go to a competition. Confident? I think he has lots of them! He probably got faster as well :)

We competed from Friday to Sunday at GT, an UKA show; then onwards to Vyne, a KC Open show. My Gobby (his new name!) only ran clear in 2 classes all weekend, but the most important 2 :) I have no video of Friday as Colin only joined us on Friday evening after work. I've entered him in Beginners Agility, Beginners Jumping and Beginners Steeplechase each day. I did NFC (Not For Competition) on Agility and Steepelchase and try to go for competition in Jumping. He still ran passed jumps/tunnels in most of the classes, so we have lots of refusals :) Although I entered for NFC, I left toys on the finished jump, so he didn't get rewarded until he took the finish jump. I've learned that he will get more distracted if I have the toy in my hand and also crossing the finish jump has become quite an issue ... he always miss the last jump and go straight to the toy!

I am very happy with his performance this weekend, eventhough we don't ran clear. He now will try to take jump that is not in line, try hard to "go on" without me being there, and has not refuse any tunnels! WooHoo! To top it off, 100% running Dog Walk! Some of them, I called it phenomena! I know I am biased but you can't stop me loving this boy :)

A lot of people thinks UKA shows are small and the standard is not as competitive as the KC Open shows. They are wrong. This weekend at GT, the courses, especially the Beginners Agility courses are tough. On Friday (no video), Sonic missed the weave (so do most dogs and I was told there's only 1 clear round in all height). The jumps were not in line, so the dogs have to work hard to take the jump, lots of twist and turn (for beginners!), weave pole is 3 pacing from the bottom of the DW, the next obstacle from the DW is a sharp turn 180 degree right jump ... Mmm ... most dogs, including Sonic go from DW to weave! I need to clear my mind, so I can recall the whole course and put it down on the paper. 

Friday was a little quieter as most people still at work, but Saturday and Sunday were very busy. There were a lot more competitors. If you think top handlers only going to KC Open shows, you are wrong as there are many top handlers and their top dogs were competing there as well. It's a stiff competition :)

On Saturday, there's tunnel underneath the DW in the Beginners Agility, I don't expect to see that in a Beginners course but I rather like it. I know Sonic will probably choose to go up the DW more than the tunnel, so that makes me work harder to send him into the tunnel. He worked really well in this course. Although I ran as NFC but I still try to run like I want to win the class. It's such a shamed about the see-saw. I was wondering if I do not say anything (see-saw), will he not look at me and take the see-saw? The see-saw is slightly out of line and could it be me that try to cut in, so he came in to me? Colin zoom in too close that you can't see the see-saw :(

Saturday, Beginners Agility:

One thing I am really happy about this weekend is most of the tunnels are straight. After my disaster weekend at UKA K9 tried to qualify for the Beginners Steeplecchase, I hate straight tunnels but I know I need to work harder and I am glad I have a lot of practice with straight tunnels :) In the Beginners Jumping, I think I am a bit lazy handling, so I keep telling him to "go out". I seriously need to loose weight to be able to run up hill!

Saturday, Beginners Jumping:

There are two steeplechase classes everyday but I only ran one. If they are on the same time, I will try to walk the two courses and see which one I think Sonic is not able to do it and I will run in that. I think it is a good practice for him as at Club training, we don't get to run a full course all the time and I think he needs to learn to run a full course as we are starting to compete now. Sonic missed a jump in the Steeplechase, I think he was a bit too fast and couldn't turn or even not seeing the jump :)

Saturday, Beginners Steeplechase:

Sunday, there is this Tug E Nuff performance that I want to try to qualify. I was quite emotional about it. I know Sonic is a good dog but lack of clear round. I just don't know what to do. I know I wanted to qualify badly. There is no way I can play safe in the Agility, Sonic only have one speed when he does Agility. This is a big class, if I want it, I need to work hard and really go for it. Mr Gobgy is not gobby at all, when I came out, I feel good, I don't think we can do any better!

Sunday, Tug E Nuff Agility:

Now that Sonic won the Agility, I want to run clear in the Jumping more than ever. He nearly pop out from the weave as he went in too fast as you can see in the 3rd pole, I thought he's going to pop out, so I dare not push too hard. Also, we lost time on the wide turn and he nearly miss the finish jump again. Such a "heart-attack" course! We came 2nd in the Jumping but his time was 2.5 seconds behind the dog that came 2nd in the Agility to him. They are neck to neck. In a smaller UKA show, we would have qualify easily but sadly we got push out. Top 2 overall go through to the Final in December. Sonic came 3rd in Overall. This is a combined result of Beginners and Novice Levels. The 1st place dog is a Novice dog. The 2nd place dog is the one that came 2nd behind his Agility and won the Jumping dog. 

Sunday, Tug E Nuff Jumping:

Sunday really is a funny day. There were so many late entries in almost every class. Eventhough we didn't camp too far away but we can't hear the tannoy at all. I have to hang out so I don't miss walking any of the courses. As I was having my snack lunch (Spanish donuts! It's not round for sure!), the Steeplechase started.  I have to get Colin to bring Sonic so that I don't miss his run. I can see from this video his "going on" is getting so much better and I am really pleased with that. Although he still try to cut in every now and then but last week, I won't be able to send him to go on like that. Hopefully, he will improve more!

Sonic with his Tug E Nuff winning

Sunday, Beginners Steeplechase:

As we finished our Steeplechase run, the Gambler's ring was calling to the end of the height before Sonic, so I thought instead of going back to the caravan, we might just hang on there. How wrong was I? After they calling to the end, we waited nearly 2 hours! That's the worst thing I have ever done. It was a hot day, we kept moving him into a shade, he was hot and tired. We didn't ran well in the Gambler! I was in the wrong place to do the Gambler as well :(

Sunday, Beginners Gambler:

We stayed for Sunday night to do the Vyne Champ show. I didn't run Sizzle, I think he needs a good rest. I've entered Sonic in 3 classes but I only ran 2 as I am desperate to go home. I really miss my Windy Ridge Farm. Sonic's first class was the KC Olympia qualifier. This is Sonic's first KC show of the year. The last one he ran in a KC show was back in December Rugby Christmas Show where he won into Grade 4. As he is quite a small medium dog, I have been trying to run him in the UKA shows so he jump lower to build up his muscle and confident over big jump. Honestly, I do not know if he is going to knock poles but he was a good boy. I did try my luck to push it, as this is a Champ show, so the standard is higher. I may have over push it but it is good that I know we need to do more proofing. His weave was very naughty at Vyne :) I have only just started to do some weave and see-saw proofing in the last 2 weeks, I think we need to work harder. Homework! One thing that made me happy is his DW. I have not done DW turn into the tunnel underneath the DW since last April when we were still in the old house. I am so glad that he did it and did well. 

Monday, Vyne KC Olympia: 

I want to kill myself for this run. Sonic ran beautifully but I forgot the jump after the long jump. I tried to recover but Sonic is too fast and little gobby, so we missed the jump but that's good. That tells me in future I need to know exactly where I need to go. Stupid mummy! Sorry Nic Nic!

Monday, Vyne G3-4 Agility:

All in all, what a good weekend of Agility. 
Now, I can't wait for my next adventure with Sonic!
all photos in this post by Ian Clark photography

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Agility news

All Sing's puppies are doing so well since the season begin ... apart from Tye, Fly and Savannah (Sunny's puppies) who are just old enough to compete last month; the older girls Tig & Skye (Samber's pups) were also winning in their classes; a younger Samber pup Brooke has also won her Jumping by great margin at Easter. WooHoo! I am a very proud breeder, I love watching the pups growing up, progressing, the most of all, they are all in a lovely home where they are truly spoilt. 

I have not compete much since back from Spain. I am a bit flat out at the moment, don't know why. There are too many shows out there at the moment and I just don't know how to plan and which one to go to. We are in different location now, the shows I used to go to seems a bit "out of the way" for a day trip, by the time I decided I will probably camp, but the camping is full :(

I enjoy my new lifestyle, the shelties love the outdoor space we have. They love being a farm dog :), we have plenty of animals to look after, I feel like staying in the Farm  instead of camping at the dog show. But, having said that, I've booked up my very first camping trip this year to Newbury Showground. I am doing GT UKA and Vyne. I am quite excited about it. 

Sipzie is in season, this week is the "mating time" but she is not going to breed from this time. It is rather tricky to take her camping, so she is staying :(

Sizzle is not very well at the moment, I don't know why, that really worried me. Last Saturday we went to UKA K9 at Littleport, I entered 2 classes for him (Champ Agility and Champ Power & Speed) but when I walked the Champ Steeplechase, I thought I rather like it and so I went to enter him as well. When I got him out to the ring, he was looking very flat, no energy whatsoever. I wasn't sure what's wrong with him, I thought he was "crazy" about Sipzie which he did. Although Sipzie is separated from the boys but they boys get to see her. Sing & Sonic are stud dog but they are the two easiest boys to handle. Saturn whine a little bit but also no problem. Sizzle is the worst. He would not eat, would not want to go for a walk or play. All he wants to do is to "guard" where Sipzie is. If Sipzie is in a crate, then he will glue himself to her crate. If Sipzie is in a different room, he will glue himself to the door or puppy gate. He is truly a miserable dog at the moment. Anyway, I thought I will run Saturn instead to see if I can get him excited. 

Saturn, Bless him, haven't done anything for 2 years, he was so happy to be able to run again. He won the class too, such a good honest boy. He really is my comfort slipper. If you look at the video, I am actually a lazy handler and I am so proud that Saturn knows me so well. He knew just exactly what I want from him eventhough he hasn't been trained or competed for 2 years. This is what I call a great relationship/partnership. 

Saturn in Champ Steeplehcase, you can hear Sizzle barking in the background:

The thing that really worried me was just before we entered the ring, Sizzle threw out all the treats I gave him. I chopped up some cocktail sausages very finely (so just a taste really); this happened in Spain as well, so I hope he is not associated with a bad agility experience. In Spain, when he threw up the first time, he didn't run too badly but not his usual speed. This is the same at this Champ Agility round. He ran but not his speed :(

Sizzle in Champ Agility: 

Although he looked better running in the Champ Power & Speed, his contacts were ok but he seems to struggle the weave poles a bit. He didn't look like he is weaving comfortably, that makes me think if he twitch his back again? Thank God I book to see physio at GT. Hope that will sort him out. 

Sizzle in Champ Power & Speed:

What throw me out again was last night at training, the sequence was Jump-DW-Tunnel-Weave ..., he started off jump-dw, from DW into the tunnel, he was so slow, he was basically WALK into the tunnel and would not want to weave. I scoop him up and he was all shaken! I was worried sick, really sick. I wish I know what is wrong with my poor boy. He's going to see the vet this evening!

I didn't do very well with Sonic either at the UKA K9. We just can't have a clear round! He is very good with contacts and weave but he tends to get refusal on jump and tunnel. I know he is not a tunnel dog like all the dogs love. I have spent a lot of time rewarding the tunnel just recently (when the weather is dry!). I determined to qualify him for the Beginners Steeplechase. We still have not qualify because he keeps refusing the tunnels! I have been practice the jump-tunnel-jump sequence. When I saw the course, I knew straightaway we will not be able to tackle it. We have to do the tunnel-tunnel 4 times! They are 4 straight tunnels, I can't beat him to get there, he's fast :)

crazy Sonic in Beginners Steeplechase:

In the Beginners Power & Speed, we didn't get to do the Speed part as he missed the weave entry. I've tried to send him into the weave entry from A Frame, but his flat entry is still not great, more homework! I am so happy with his running DW though :)

In the Beginners Jumping, it was disaster. I tried to do a "ketschker turn" at jump #3. As you can see, we have not been practicing for a while :(, after that I went off course a bit.  

Beginners Agility was our last class, so I thought I will go NFC, so I can reward him at the end. Surely, he refused a jump and pop out of the weave LOL. Sonic is a hardwork but I love my hardwork dog. He makes me work harder too!

I am hoping to have a lot of fun with him this weekend!