We had a busy year in Agility and finished with 3 Q's each towards Rudy's MX and MXJ (Masters Agility Titles) and finished his Novice Fast title. Rudy also started working towards a MACH ending up with 1 double Q and 83 points. Next year we will continue to focus on the MX and MXJ and those hard double Q's. We also want to work on the USDAA titles and finish our first relay title with Polo.
Polo continues to enjoy Agility and we had some ups and downs this year. He had great motivation in some of the runs at the end of the year, so we need to work on his confidence and continue to make agility fun. Nothing like watching Polo run when he is happy and motivated and he loves his fans.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year of fast clean runs!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Polo had a good second day at the USDAA trial, Q'ing in both Starters Gamblers and Standard courses. Gamblers requires the dog to do obstacles at a distance from the handler (you can't cross the line on the ground). We practiced a little distance work the weekend before the trial and Polo did well that day but he did it perfectly at the trial and took 1st place.
In Standard, Polo just made it at a second under course time. He was a little slow at the start and on the dog walk, but he picked up speed and did not run off to sniff any spots or check out another dog walking by like he did last year. That's progress in our book!
For Rudy, the obstacle contacts were his nemesis!! Not his best day, but we sure know what to work on.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Sub-freezing temperatures this morning kept us by the fireplace instead of outside running the Standard course at our first agility trial this year. We remembered that we do agility for fun - and standing around in 30 degree weather is not fun for our Vizslas!
But we went to the USDAA trial for the afternoon for the Jumpers course. Rudy cruised through his first Advanced Jumpers, taking first place with a Q! Polo followed his brother's lead with first place and a Q in Starters Jumpers!!
Both were happy to come home and lie by the fire again tonight.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
2008 was a spectacular year for our agility super-stars!!
We started off with the goal of competing in at least one trial - and finished with multiple titles!!
Ch Tivoliz Now Be Mine OA NA NAJ ... aka Rudy
(plus USDAA Starters Jumper)
Ch Tivoliz CPR CRK Hungarian Gold NA NAJ ... aka Polo
And even had the opportunity to run with Kayla (Polo's sister's sister) while her parent's were on vacation:
We'll see what we can accomplish in 2009. Maybe our goal will be to kick some butt at the Vizsla Nationals this year in Charlotte!!