So here are some of our runs from WAO. Not all got taped as my phone kept running out of space - looks like it can't handle as many runs as I can run! And yes, that's way more rear crosses as I've done in years, but on those distances, I often ran out of other options 🙂 Bi and Le were the fastest in all their good runs and Bu and La's times were not so good on those distances - they gain on obstacles and turns, but lose when just running between obstacles so far apart.
And an update on future classes for everybody asking: next Foundations will start on September 29, with registration opening on September 1. Running Contacts class starts on December 8th and Puppy Class starts in January.
Only WOW!!!!! Great runs, you and your dogs are incredible…. so well trained, cool and that speed all the time, I love to watch it <3 ….. and now I know, why you only want to sit on Monday 😉 unbelievable all that runs…. Cool
And not just Monday 🙂 -- we had a very lazy week 🙂
I love to watch all your runs, but La is the biggest inspiration for me -- her performance is just incredible for 12.5 years!! Wow wow wow!
Yes, she is really so cool -- and still having so much fun with agility!
Silvia… at 12:30 and 13:07 you RC the AF -- I had to STOP watching and comment 😉 Then I saw that you wrote about more RC than done in years 😉 fantastic runs!!!!
Yes, that was after I messed up the runs of my medium dogs on that spot, not even thinking of a RC option… I wish I remembered thaatton a bit earlier! 🙂
Really big distances -- wow! 🙂
Great job! Did you say cik over that spread jump (don’t know if it’s the correct word for that obstacle -- it’s No. 5 in the first run)? 🙂
I did -- but silently and gently as the spreads were HUGE -- bigger as in FCI 🙂
Wow wow wow, incredible!!!
wow great runs 😀
awesome to watch!! Just amazing 😀
Do you use normal cik/cap on double jumps as well? They turn so tight there without nocking bars! so cool!
Yes, I do, but I was a bit softer here as double jumps were wider as they are in FCI, so that was new for them.
I had to smile every time little speed demon took a wide turn and still got first place 😉 It makes me wonder do you think if she went for tighter turns if she would be faster or do you think the deceleration and accelerate needed for her to make those turns would eat up the time saved by the more efficient line? I have always wondered this for dogs with fast ground speed. And of course it probably depends on HOW wide the turn goes 😉
Yeah, she said: “yay, no more turns! -- bye!” 🙂 Her times are better though when she does turn 🙂 -- but it’s hard enough to get her to turn on tight courses and here, she immediately got the US courses syndrome 🙂
Rankin is having a bit of US course syndrome too 🙂 (though lucky for him we run US courses!) He just ran jumpers this weekend with the fastest time of all dogs but with one bar. 🙁 When I looked at video I saw at least three places where we lost huge time on lack of tight turns! Luckily he is just super cute and makes me smile regardless of turning style!
He sure is super fast! I know how it feels to have a great run with one bar though 🙁
Me too:( And the US course syndrome haunts us too!
Silvia Thanks for sharing these fabulous WAO performances!!! You and all 4 dogs are amazing and really setting the bar for us students to try to excel to. I can watch these videos over and over again 🙂 hoping some of that talent will rub off on me 🙂
Silvia, those runs wee unbelievable! Ii was COMPLETELY out of breath watching you run. MY GOD! You are so impressive…. super fast but able to know where everything is and rotate/spin in space WHILE running that fast. So very cool to watch! I see why you were tired. Super impressive Snooker runs!
Peggy Hammond is sure inspired to design tough courses, more than ever…. a friend sent me the course map for Masters Challenge Jumpers from the Southeastern USDAA Regional (see below). Apparently only a few fast dogs made it through this…. and there were some pretty accomplished handlers there! How would you handle it?
That sure looks hard! I would lead out till 2 and recall to right hand, after weaves do a FC and take the dog to 5 with dog on left and 2 on right -- too hard crowding in there, so I would go around. Then FC on landing side of 5, push+FC on 7, send to 8, recall over 9, push+FC on 10, send to 11&12 to ideally BC before 15 -- otherwise call to hand+flip away. Then send to 16-17 to push for 19, cap on 19 and recall to 20… Not sure if I would get to all the places so I might have some plans 9 ready 🙂
cool…. having just watched your WAP runs, i would not be surprised if you got to the BC before 15:)) I am going to set this up and see if we can run it!
Thanks for taking the time to look at this:)))