SCOR NADAC Agility April 30 and May 1, 2011, St. Huberts, Chatham, NJ

This was the first agility trial for us in 2011 and we were feeling good about our chances.  Both Scraps and Rags had been taking weekly classes for the previous several months and were ready for the season.  This trail was NADAC sponsored by SCOR Agility at St Huberts in Chatham.

We were able to video tape all of the runs pretty well and I took photographs of others dogs but our on day 2.  If you want to see some pictures I took go to my SmugMug Galley.

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Unfortunately for Rags, the running in the ring in front of everyone was not something she was focused on.  She seemed more interested in what was going on outside the ring than in what I was trying to get her to do.  In any case, Rags entered and competed in her first trial and she was about the worst dog out there.  Taking on average 3 times the alloted course time to complete the course.  On the bright side, she did complete several of the courses no matter how slow she was.  Getting Rags motivate to run is the most important thing I need to work on because she knows what to do.

Scraps and Kathy were running with confidence and while 4 Qs out of 12 attempts over the weekend doesn’t sound good, Rags was more focused and running with confidence than ever.  They had many really nice runs.

Saturday, April 30, 2011 – Day 1

Tunnelers

  • Scraps – open 12″ standard proficient – 29.61 seconds which is under the 39.73 second course time.  There were no faults and a qualifying first place run.
  • Rags – novice 4″ standard S – 56.55 seconds was just over the 46.56 second standard course time.  This was a 1st place NQ with 0 course faults and only 9.99 time faults.  This was her first run of her rookie career . She was pretty focused but with a dozen or so tunnels to go through yet she got through every tunnel without much issue, but she was slow and her time was just under 10 seconds above qualifying time. Nevertheless, no faults and a completed course.

Jumpers

  • Scraps – open 12″ standard proficient – 39.18 seconds was just over the 37.55 second course time.  This 1.63 time fault resulted in a 1st place NQ.
  • Rags – Right out of the gate Rags was lethargic, I thought I noticed a limp but show was just walking through the motions. I did manage to get her over all the jumps in order without any faults but she was 18 seconds over qualifying time and did not qualify. Scraps appeared to run and jump well but a little sniff halfway through the course cost him as his time was 1.86 seconds over qualifying.

Chances

  • Scraps – novice 12″ standard proficient – This was judged as not a clean run and resulted in an NQ.  Scraps came pretty close in his run but went over and back over the chances ribbon and was disqualified. He never got the dog walk over the tunnel discrimination obstacle anyway and had no chance, pardon the pun, of qualifying.
  • Rags – novice 4″ standard S – our third event was chances and Rags was the first dog to go in the novice group. She was even slower in this run as she flubbed the initial obstacle and never really got going. I gave up on the chances line in just trying to get her through the course which I did but the time was really long.

Regular

  • Scraps – novice 12″ standard proficient – 49.96.04 seconds was under the 62.40 second standard course time yet with 20 course faults, it resulted in a 2nd place NQ. Scraps started really fast and flew through the course really fast up to the weave poles. They were Scraps’ un-doing as trying to finish them with Kathy across the poles from Scraps proved too difficult and also they received an NQ.
  • Rags – novice 4″ standard P – She slowly go through the course in 100.09 seconds which is way over the 65.00 course time.  She also had 20 course faults and with the 55.09 second time fault we got a 1st place non-qualifying run. The course started with a jump into a walk and Rags started with some excitement, after a couple more jumps she lost her speed and when she approached the A-frame it looked steep to her and she went past it, I quickly got her over it and the tunnel hoop-hoop combo went well then she lost her speed over the next 3 jumps and she was distracted by the judge as she approached the weave poles and after a few tries she finished them and ended in a tunnel, but once again very slow and an NQ.

Touch and Go

  • Scraps – novice 12″ standard proficient – 42.76 seconds which is under the 56.86 second course time.  There were no faults and a qualifying first place run.
  • Rags – novice 4″ standard S – 122.21 seconds was way over the 59.23 second standard course time.  This was a 1st place NQ with 0 course faults and 62.98 time faults.

Hoopers

  • Scraps – open 12″ standard proficient – 50.89 seconds was just over the 48.00 standard course time.  This resulted in an NQ with 2.89 faults.
  • Rags – novice 4″ standard S – 103.44 seconds was way over the 42.50 second standard course time.  This was a 1st place NQ with 0 course faults

Sunday May 31, 2011 – Day 2

This day proved to be a nicer day than the beautiful Saturday prior.  This morning, the first day of May is sunny, warm and without wind.  Very comfortable and I am to get quite a tan.

Hoopers

  • Scraps ran the run well but if it was fast enough to beat the qualifying time will be question.  The 50.89 seconds to finsih the course was 2.89 seconds over the 48.second course time and Scraps got an NQ
  • Rags – novice 4″ standard S – Her 103.44 seconds was way over the 42.50 second course time and she got an NQ. Sunday started where Saturday left off, with hoopers. I was hoping a good night of sleep would give Rags some energy but no hope.  From the first second she was on the course she was distracted and a slow walk was about as fast as she would move.  Some how I got her through the course but in record slow time.  At the rate she is slowing down in each run she should be going backwards by the end of the day.

Jumpers

  • Scraps – open 12″ standard proficient – 37.26 seconds was just over the 35.58 second standard course time.  This resulted in an NQ with 1.68 time faults and 10 course faults.
  • Rags – novice 4″ standard S – 113.44 seconds was way over the 35.00 second standard course time.  This was a 1st place NQ with 0 course faults and 78 time faults.

Tunnelers 

  • Scraps – open 12″ standard proficient – 27.29 seconds which is under the 33.34 second course time.  There were no faults and a qualifying first place run.
  • Rags – novice 4″ standard S – 55.66 seconds was over the 39.06 second standard course time.  This was a 1st place NQ with 0 course faults and 16.60 time faults.

Chances

  • Scraps – novice 12″ standard proficient – This was judged as not a clean run and resulted in an NQ.
  • Rags – novice 4″ standard P – She didn’t finish the run as the judge tried to help us out by holding Rags so she could have a run through the final hoops.  This was the end of her for the weekend.

Regular

  • Scraps – novice 12″ standard proficient – 41.04 seconds was under the 51.06 second standard course time yet with 10 course faults, it resulted in a 2nd place NQ.
  • Rags – novice 4″ standard P – She didn’t finish as she just turned around and walked away; she refused to work.

Weavers

  • Scraps – open 12″ standard proficient – 46.52 seconds which is under the 53.83 standard course time.  This was good enough for qualifying and 1st place
  • Rags – Scratch – She was obviously not going to do anything during this run so I scratched her from the event.

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