Friday, February 27, 2009

Mr. P Minding His Qs

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

Great Start to the Agility Year!

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

Happy Valentine's Day!

FROM: Ch. Tivoliz Now Be Mine (aka Rudy)
TO: All the LoVe Bugs (aka 'Q', Arrow, Riley, Kelso)

The Love Bugs 3 years ago!!