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Classes at AK9C

This week and last, just to mix it up, I took Chico to Julie’s Wednesday classes at American K9 Country.¬†We’ve competed in trials here, and when I was away in the fall, Chico came almost every week with Julie, but … Continue reading

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Why I don’t yet compete at the Excellent or Masters level

It’s the AKC National Invitationals right now, down in Orlando, FL and I just got a link to one of the courses. It’s for the top level dogs, and we’re eligible to compete at that level in Jumpers, so I … Continue reading

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While I was gone,

Chico got to run in an agility trial with Julie as his handler. It’s so cool to see him work with someone else, to see him do such a good job, and to see how Julie handles his refusal at … Continue reading

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AKC in Vermont, Jumpers

After all the Standard runs, the course builders (yay for volunteers!) cleared away the contact obstacles (A-Frame, Dogwalk, Teeter), and the tire, and the trial moved on into Jumpers runs. In Jumpers, we were competing at the Excellent level* and … Continue reading

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AKC in Vermont – Time to Beat

The weekend after my fall, we went to Shelburne, Vermont for an AKC trial. My classmate Alice had told me how nice a facility it was, and how much fun she had there, so I decided to go. The trial … Continue reading

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USDAA gamblers, July 19

Note: I seem not to have scheduled this to post, you ought to have seen it before you saw me fall. In the middle of last month, Chico and I went to All Dogs Gym, in Manchester, NH, for a … Continue reading

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Chico ignores the weed wacker

OK, this is pretty boring video, but it shows how far Chico has come. Ben Cook is about 150 feet away from the house, running a high-power weed wacker, and Chico is able to ignore it. The old Chico, the … Continue reading

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A little video from this weekend’s trial

Chico and I went to Shelburne, Vermont for an AKC agility trial organized by the Green Mountain Golden Retriever Club. We had lots of fun, we had good runs, but we didn’t get Q’s. After my Standard run on Sunday, … Continue reading

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It’s like posting without stirrups

Some of you will know what I am talking about when I say that. For readers who did not spend large portions of their childhood trying to master the art of riding hunt seat, I’m describing a sports drill where … Continue reading

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Finally

Video of our runs from the trial in Sacramento, CA in, ahem, March of this year. Standard: which was in many parts kind of a disaster, but the closing was very nice. The Jumpers run was the one where I … Continue reading

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