Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Savi makes her agility debut with a splash!

Savi made her agility debut at the Tarheel Weimaraner Club Agility Trial in Sanford, NC last weekend.  I was so proud of how my little girl ran and received lots of compliments on her.  The judge could not believe this was her first trial.  On Saturday, Savi did not qualify in either Novice Standard nor Jumpers but was very close.  I realized that I needed to support her more and really hold my signals while keeping a steady motion forward.  She held her stay at the start line and amazed me that she nailed her weaves in 3 out of 4 of the weekends runs.

On Sunday, Savi earned her first Novice JWW (Jumpers with Weaves) legs with a 2nd place!  In addition to her ribbon, she received a stuffed toy and the TWC had special trophies for qualifying Weims so we picked a toy quail which I know Savi will love for water retrieves.  At the end of very long trial weekend, Savi was the last dog to run and what an exciting finish to have her qualify for her first Novice Standard leg and again, got 1st place!!!  More toys and special Weim trophies.  Wow, what a way to start, double qualifying and two 1st places!  

Savi posing with all of our ribbons from the trial.  The tally: Trixie earned 2 1st places, one in Exc JWW, and the other in Exc A Std, to finsih her AX title, and a 2nd place in Exc JWW. Savi earned a 1st place in Novice Standard and a 2nd place in Novice JWW.  Plus we had a shopping bag full of toys and trophies.  

A great weekend and trial put on by the Tarheel Weimaraner Club.  Thank you to judge Lisa Rieves for her awesome courses.

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