Friday, May 13, 2011

NADAC Agility

Hi Everyone!

We have to keep this short cause we’re leaving for Keeshond Nationals on Sunday and mom needs to finish the catalog for the Rescue, Companion, Therapy Dog Celebration so she needs to get on the computer.

Two weeks ago, April 29-May 1st, we played NADAC agility in a trial at Kunkle Park hosted by Splash ‘n Dash K9 Sports. This is a small outdoor trial which is lots of fun! Friday, Kiwi earned her Open Touch ‘N Go title with two 1st place runs. Kiwi also Q’s in Open Weavers the next day but was over time the rest of the weekend. Robin earned his Novice Jumpers title because as everyone knows, Robin LOVES to jump. He also LOVES to leap over the dog walk contact and argue with mom so the only other Q he got was in Tunnelers. Calvin had a bouncing good time and also only Q’d once in Tunnelers but mom said he had some nice runs. Sefina only ran in Weavers and Tunnelers but only finished 2 runs. Like last year, she just wanted to return to the pack in the X-pen!

Last Friday, we got a free play day! There was a knock on the door right before mom was going to leave for work. It was a fireman and he told mom that we had 5 minutes to evacuate the house since a gas line was sheared off down the road. So mom threw some treats in a bag, loaded us up, and drove to Splash ‘n Dash to hang out and play for a couple of hours. We thought it was a great day! Luckily, we still had a house to come home to.

Then next day, mom took Robin to Houndapalooza in Monroeville Park to do agility and rally demos. Mom took him since he knows how to do both and because she figured he’s ‘flashy’ and would attract people since he barks while he runs. He also got to try flyball. People have been trying to talk mom into training him for it for a while now. He made them drool as he flew over the jumps and has a nice ‘box turn’ after only a couple tries. Unfortunately, he has no interest in a tennis ball. Zero, Zilch, Nada, won’t pick it for nothing, won’t even look at it! Mom kept trying to tell them he wouldn’t touch it but they think she can train him to retrieve it. Maybe if there was T-bone steak inside…

Then Sunday Mom took Robin and Calvin to work on contacts at You Go Little Dog. The rest of us were upset we didn’t get to go but she said we all got to play on Friday and the boys needed to practice their contacts for the agility trial at the Nationals on Monday. Fine, but we said no Mother’s Day gift for her!


  1. Good luck to our favorite furry dogs at Nationals! We had a fun time at Dalmatian Nationals and did well and hope you will, too! Safe travels...and let us know how you do.

  2. Safe travels. Hope you do well on your Nationals at Keeshond! :)
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