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Kylie got her 2nd Open Chances Q at this trial - with the smoothest chances run I've ever had. Predictably I complained about the difficulty and got frustrated by a lack of progress, then made it. It's not just Chances, either. I've suddenly got her reliable layering, her driving away from me and no curving in toward me even when I'm quite far behind or at lateral distance from her - not just distance but quite a lot of distance - even at the end of a course where I typically have problems. We're losing some consistency to it and suddenly more technical and tighter NADAC courses (yes, really, I don't have video but it's now a thing and they're hard), but I don't particularly care.

 

I might be jinxing myself but I THINK we're going to be able to have at least some success in elite chances.

 

I never thought I'd see the day.

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Admittedly not the hardest ever chances course, but 2 versatility awards in a year with my rather limited trial schedule? And a smooth run? I'll take it!

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and yesterday's elite jumpers run, which I am actually extremely happy with.

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Very nice run on the jumpers course! And the chances course was smooth, although I have never run one of those, so am not sure what to look for!

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Very nice run on the jumpers course! And the chances course was smooth, although I have never run one of those, so am not sure what to look for!

 

Thank you!

 

The angle on that Chances Run is terrible, but there's a line I can't cross right in front of the closest (to the camera) jumps, all the way across. So basically the second tunnel, discrimination and one jump after the dog walk are 'out there' (Distance for Open is minimum 15 feet. Elite is 20. Novice was 10.) I used to have pretty major problems getting 'stuck' on the line and the whole thing turning into a jerky mess. I've gotten better about that!

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Not going this year - it's just too far, and would make the trip too long. They'll be back east next year though. So next year, the goal is qualify and GO.

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Oh, maybe I should look into more NADAC trials to see what we can do before next year. Where in 2019?

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Oh, maybe I should look into more NADAC trials to see what we can do before next year. Where in 2019?

 

They haven't announced the specific location just yet, but should at the very start of the year. All I know for sure is that's east again - apparently they alternate years. I'll let you know as soon as they do?

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Sounds good!

 

Right now looks like a toss up between KY and TN (I don't remember the specific site in TN right now, but the KY one is Lexington).

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3 months off.

 

 

Came back today less than perfectly, but that's her Outstanding Elite T'n'G title!e

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On 3/31/2018 at 2:25 PM, gcv-border said:

Oh, maybe I should look into more NADAC trials to see what we can do before next year. Where in 2019?

Oh, I forgot to tell you. 


Location next year is Springfield, Ohio.

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24 minutes ago, CptJack said:

 


Location next year is Springfield, Ohio.

A heck of a lot better than Wyoming.

He may actually have a few skills by next year, but not time enough to progress through the levels since I don't trial that much.

 

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From my understanding it will be somewhere east every other year. 

 

there's also a pre-elite division which just requires 10 regular Qs at any level.   Not suggesting you do that (or not) just information.  Requirements for elite/regular division is 4 open or elite jumpers, 4 open or elite chances, and 10 open or elite regular. 

 

and yeah.  I don't trial enough to make this easy, either.  I just pretty well got determined to at least go ONCE.  With Kylie because she's not spectacular but she's comfortable and easy to travel and be new places with, and she's consistent.

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On 10/27/2015 at 3:46 AM, RemsMom said:

That is a wonderful photo. I love how unimpressed she looks.

I clocked that expression straight away :D:D She's proper "Yeah I won these 5325 rosettes what of it?  Damn girlfriend... I do this at night when I'm sleeping"

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On 5/2/2016 at 4:59 PM, CptJack said:

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Now with picture.

And again!!!!

"OK c'mon gather round now y'all feast y'eyes on these rosettes and sashes"

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Knew I shouldn't have kept scrolling through and looking at other photographs.

Now have an whole character including voice, backstory and everything built up beautifully in my mind.   I will never see this dog again without hearing the voice I've given her :D

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I need to come back and bounce off a few questions about agility I'm clueless and can't manage my way around an empty car park never mind anything else.  Just looking at the KC judges guide was enough.

I'd be "Tell you what.. I'll stand here in the middle and give the dog voice and hand signals to tell her which way to go how about that?"  

"Dog - this way!!   Under!!!  Hup hup hup!!!!"   "Frame!!!   Tunnel!!!!  Over that!!   The thing there the... THAT THERE!!!  Poles!!!!"

Otherwise I'm out. :lol:

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5 hours ago, Parly said:

I need to come back and bounce off a few questions about agility I'm clueless and can't manage my way around an empty car park never mind anything else.  Just looking at the KC judges guide was enough.

I'd be "Tell you what.. I'll stand here in the middle and give the dog voice and hand signals to tell her which way to go how about that?"  

"Dog - this way!!   Under!!!  Hup hup hup!!!!"   "Frame!!!   Tunnel!!!!  Over that!!   The thing there the... THAT THERE!!!  Poles!!!!"

Otherwise I'm out. :lol:

 

 

Well that is certainly possible!  Not for me, but!

 

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Posted this, because occasionally people want to know what's going on with NADAC courses at a given time.  This is an Elite Regular run.  ...Not terrible with a small dog.  The longer striding dogs had trouble.

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