Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Double-Double Q Weekend for Summit and Soleil's first Trial

Work has been extremely busy and I've not had time to read my favorite blogs let alone post on my own blog. But last weekend was a fantastic weekend for Summit and I.

Friday - 1st place Jumpers, 2nd place Standard - QQ
Saturday - 1st place Jumpers
Sunday - 2nd place Jumpers, 2nd place Standard - QQ

So that leaves three more QQ's to finish qualifying for AKC Nationals!!! Oh, and he needs two more QQ's for his MACH which I guess he'll earn on his way to qualifying for Nationals. I really want to go next year as it is in Reno, Nevada.

Soleil's training has been going well. We continue to work the drills in DJS and continue to proof her dogwalk and weaves. Her teeter is looking great. She did go through a period where she would offer 20/20 on the teeter and 4-0n the dogwalk but on the advice of a friend, I began to train both obstacles in the same sequence and she soon figured it out.

So, I have decided to enter her in my club's DOCNA trial the second week of August. I want her to have her first ring experience in a fun organization that is low-key and allows training in the ring. I entered her in Standard, Jumpers, and the two types of Gamblers (we won't be doing the distance challenge). We may run a full course or we may do 7 obstacles and leave for a game of tug. I was tempted to enter Summit to do some contact proofing but decided I wanted the day to belong to Soleil.

Here are a couple of Summit's runs from the past weekend. The courses were pretty fun!

Friday Jumpers - 1st place

Friday Standard - 2nd place

Saturday Jumpers - 1st place

Sunday Standard - 2nd place (he released himself from his dw - bad boy)

Sunday Jumpers - 2nd place (can you see where I forgot I was going to do a FMFC? I remembered almost too late. Such a good boy, he not only kept up the bar but didn't take out my knees either ;-)


Ricky the Sheltie said...

Beautiful runs and gorgeous handling! Congrats on the double double QQs!

Soleil's first trial will be so exciting! How did so grow up so fast though?

Kathy said...

How exciting being so close to qualifying for nationals in reno, and almost getting a mach and those gorgeous runs, AND a first trial, a very exciting summer at your house.

Diana said...

Congrats!! Your runs are just so inspiring to watch.
I cant wait to see Soleil run.

Morganne said...

Thank you!!!

Christine said...

Fab & congratulations! Bad boy? surely not? Only anticipating what you want ;-) LOL.