Lexi not only qualifies her very FIRST time in
Standard and Jumpers,
but also BLUE DOUBLE Q's!!!
We head to Fredericksburg VA with low
expectations since this is Lexi and Maddy's very first agility
trial. It is outdoors - which can be VERY difficult for
hunting dogs!! So off we go to "practice" and get ring
WELL, doesn't Lexi just go and PERFORM!! It was as if
she had done it a thousand times!
Her first run was on the Standard side. She went through the
course with ease. Her only reluctance was through the chute -
but in she went! She manages to qualify AND take first place
in her class!
Her second run was on the Jumper's side. She takes off like a
rocket and doesn't turn back! She flies through the course
without a single mistake, including flying through the weavepoles on
the first attempt! She finishes ELEVEN SECONDS under time and
earns a very well deserved 1st place. She was the only dog to
qualify in her class. And she had a CLEAN RUN!!!
2 blue ribbons were QUITE the accomplishment for Lexi; however, she
wasn't done yet! The following day (Sunday), Lexi does it
again on the Jumper's side. She was slightly more distracted
which wasted a little bit of time, but she qualifies AGAIN and earns
another "Q" and a 2nd placement. WAY TO GO LEXI!!!
Honorable mention to Nouli and Maddy. Nouli came SO close to
qualifying on both sides. But at his level there can't be any
mistakes and we made one on each side. But he was FAST and was
having fun! Maddy showed her age and had a BLAST on course!
She managed to point a bird on the Jumper's side - which was a crowd
pleaser! She did a great job despite being very distracted.
It was a very good first attempt!!