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SCOR NADAC Agility July 16 and 17, 2011, St. Huberts, Chatham, NJ

On a hot weekend, the weekend and NADAC proved too much for Scraps and Rags as Scraps went a dismal 1 for 12 and Rags barely got off the line.  There wasn’t much positive to come out of it.

Day 1, Saturday July 16, 2011

Scraps

Rags

Day 2, Sunday July 17, 2011

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Skyline NADAC Agility May 21 and 22, 2011, St. Huberts, Chatham, NJ

This is the second trial of the season for Scraps and Rags.  As Scraps is beginning to peek-out and is running really well with Kathy. Rags on the other hand is still overwhelmed by the whole experience and wants to do nothing but leave the ring, it being only the second trial of her life.  With classes starting at this St Huberts field at  for both Scraps and Rags in a couple of weeks,  hopefully Scraps can hone his skills while Rags gets over her fears and learns to have fun with me with agility

We have one more trial before class starts, so unless I some how get some additional training in for Rags before the trial we will continue on with the technique I started on Day 2 of this weekend’s trial, which is to get her through a few obstacles to finish a course to make rewarding at the end a worthwhile experience.  After Rags bolted out of the ring prior to completing anything, I took this sage advice and have some hope and confidence that it will work.

Scraps on the other-hand was really running well.  Qualifying in his first elite runs Scraps is really coming into his own.  The whole new technique of running with the dog using little hand gestures and vocalization has really helped in focusing Scraps on the obstacle ahead.  In addition, the use of “switch” in his vocabulary has really paid dividends.  He is running considerably better than he was at this time last year.

This was really nice weather for a weekend of running in trials.  Saturday was sunny and nice and had just a quick rain shower during the 5th run of the day.  Sunday was overcast the whole day but never rained.  While there was a little chill to the air it was perfect for not tiring the dogs out.  Don’t tell Rags that.

Day 1 – Saturday May 21, 2011

Jumpers

Scraps – Open Proficient 12″ – Not  Qualifying 1st Place – 5 course faults – 28.77 seconds (33.31 SCT)

Rags – Novice Enthusiast 4″ –

Touch ‘N Go

Scraps – Open Proficient 12″ – Qualifying 1st Place – 10 points and 0 faults – 43.05 seconds (53.12 SCT)

Rags – Novice Enthusiast 4″ –

Regular

Scraps – Novice Proficient 12″ – Qualifying 3st Place – 10 points and 0 course faults – 35.90 seconds (48.88 SCT)

Rags – Novice Enthusiast 4″ –

Chances

Scraps – Novice Proficient 12″ – Not Qualifying – Not a Clean Run – 40.00 seconds (40.00 SCT)

Rags – Novice Enthusiast 4″ –

Weavers

Scraps – Open Proficient 12″ – Not  Qualifying 2nd Place – 10 course and 15.3 time  faults – 78.75 seconds (63.43 SCT)

Rags – Novice Enthusiast 4″ –

Tunnelers

Scraps – Elite Proficient 12″ – Qualifying 3rd Place -10 points and 0 course faults – 36.28 seconds (37.68 SCT)

Rags – Novice Enthusiast 4″ – With Rags’ runs being so miserable throughout the day, we decided to let Kathy have a try at it.  The results were even worse, instead of going through one obstacle and stopping, she just bee-lined for the exit and it was over.

I took relatively few photos during the trial.  I was preoccupied with Rags and Barry Rosen was taking photos, which you can see here, which are better than mine, so you might as well check those out.  Nevertheless, Day one was sunny and nice and gave me good light for the photos, but I had a auto-focus setting incorrectly set, so not everything was as crisp as it could have been.    On Day 2 I corrected the issue but the light didn’t agree with me.  so the pictures are dark and gloomy, but in sharp focus.

50% of Profits From Sale of My Photos Will Be Donated To St. Huberts – To view videos of Scraps and Rags’ runs or photos taken of other dogs or to purchase downloads ($0.99/download), prints or other items go to my SmugMug photo gallery links below.  Fifty percent (50%) of all profit made from the sale of any items off of SmugMug will be donated to St Huberts, so get great photos of your dog and support St. Huberts.

Day 2 – Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tunnelers

Scraps – Elite Proficient 12″ – Qualifying 3rd Place – 10 points and course faults – 35.79 seconds (38.88 SCT)

Rags – Novice Enthusiast 4″ –

Touch ‘N Go

Scraps – Open Proficient 12″ – Not Qualifying 1st Place – 0 course faults but 1.74 time faults – 52.62 seconds (50.88 SCT)

Rags – Novice Enthusiast 4″ –

Regular

Scraps – Open Proficient 12″ – Not Qualifying 2nd Place – 30 course faults and 51.8 time faults – 116.40 seconds (64.62 SCT)

Rags – Novice Enthusiast 4″ –

Chances

Scraps – Novice Proficient 12″ – Not Qualifying – Not a Clean Run – 40.00 seconds (40.00 SCT)

Rags – Novice Enthusiast 4″ –

Hoopers

Scraps – Open Proficient 12″ – Not Qualifying 2nd Place – 18.49 time faults – 66.49 seconds (48.00 SCT)

Rags – Novice Enthusiast 4″ –

Jumpers

Scraps – Open Proficient 12″ – Qualifying 1st Place – 10 pints and 0 faults – 31.89 seconds (33.04 SCT)

Rags – Novice Enthusiast 4″ –

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.

50% of Profits From Sale of Photos Will Be Donated To St. Huberts – To view videos of Scraps and Rags’ runs or photos taken of other dogs or to purchase downloads ($0.99/download), prints or other items go to my SmugMug photo gallery links below.  Fifty percent (50%) of all profit made from the sale of any items off of SmugMug will be donated to St Huberts, so get great photos of your dog and support St. Huberts.
http://fidogenic.smugmug.com/Dog-Agility/NADAC/2011-05-01-NADAC-at-St-Huberts/16861527_X2CwWj

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.

SCOR Agility August 21-22, 2010 Chatham, NJ

After running our last agility competition indoors, coming back to Scraps’ home field at St. Huberts should not have been a problem, but it was. In actuality Scraps and Kathy worked really well on day 1, communicating and executing obstacles.  The problem came where Scraps became distracted by smells and items hiding in the grass.  He is small and runs with his nose to the ground, so when a distraction lurks between the blades of grass, he tends to bite on the bait. In at least 3 events Scraps stopped to sniff the grass, in all cases Kathy miraculously was able to get Scraps’ attention back and complete the courses but on three occasions, they lost too much time and Scraps didn’t qualify due to it.  I want the rubber matting of the indoor course back!

Being late August in New Jersey you have a chance of encountering hot and humid weather, that could tire you out and make a fun agility trial into an endurance competition.  This was not the case on day 1.  The day proved to be delightful.  Low humidity, temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s with a hazy cloud cover.  Temperatures were as good as they get, we didn’t even deploy the side tarps for the easy-up .  Also being late summer meant lots of people were on vacation, away or just not interested in so many trials in a short time-span in such close proximity to each other.  This was not the case for us whatsoever. It did mean for the first time I recall that the trial didn’t sell out and the attendance was probably 60% of what is usually is.   This meant Scraps was done with his 6 events by 3:00 ad I was on the road biking home by 3:10 and showered and blogging by 3:40.  Though we went 3 for 6, a 50% qualifying ration, it was a nice and easy day.  It all starts again tomorrow with at 6:00 wake-up.  Time for a schlagel or 2, dinner and probably a movie that I fall a sleep on the couch during.

To view day-1 slideshows of the photos in Picasa Web albums go to the link below:
http://picasaweb.google.com/lgindoff/20100821AgilityNADACStHuberts?feat=directlink

Day 1 Results:

  1. Hoopers – Novice – 12″ – Course Time 40.80 sec.
    Not Qualified – 42.45 sec. with a 1.65 sec time fault – 0 faults
  2. Weavers – Novice – 12″ – Course Time 59.20 sec.
    Qualified 1st Place – 52.91 sec.  – 0 faults
  3. Tunnelers – Open – 12″ – Course Time 31.20 sec.
    Not Qualified – 42.00 sec. with a 10.80 sec time fault – 0 faults
  4. Chances – Novice – 12″ – Course Time 40.00 sec.
    Qualified – 40.00 sec. – Clean Run
  5. Regular  – Novice – 12″ – Course Time 61.52 sec.
    Qualified 1st Place – 41.68 sec. – 0 faults
  6. Jumpers  – Open – 12″ – Course Time 33.60 sec.
    Not Qualified – 41.79 sec. with a 8.19 sec time fault – 0 faults

Day 2 – Sunday, August 22, 2010

While Saturday presented itself as a picture perfect day to be hanging around an agility trial, Sunday was threatening to be a little more challenging.  With Scraps not liking the rain whatsoever we were going to be lucky to pull out a couple of Qs.

The weather G-d was on our side so we lucked out a bit.  There were periodic drizzles and minor rain episodes throughout the day but nothing to impact our runs.  It was like there was someone looking after us.  Let me put it this way.  Weavers was the last event of the day and since the trial wasn’t full and people didn’t hang around due to the weather, we were completing our last run at a very early 1:30.  At 1:40 it began to pour.  If that wasn’t lucky enough, we qualified weavers the day before and moved up from novice to open for Sunday.  Now Scraps is pretty new to weave poles and moving up to open where he would face 12 poles instead of 6 seemed like a difficult hurdle to overcome.  Before the run we were kind of bummed that we actually moved up.  We didn’t think Scraps had 12 weave poles in him being the 12th run of the weekend, pending rain and all, but somehow as he was losing focus on the 10th weave pole, he got a grip and pulled the Q out his his cute little behind.  Check out the video below and that’s what I mean by someone was looking out for us.

Compared to Saturday, Scraps was a little more focused on Sunday and didn’t stop to sniff so much.  The two mistakes that cost us Q’s weren’t really Scraps’ fault.  The first one was knocking down the second to last bar in jumpers.  Well, I guess it really was his fault but since he so rarely knocks down bars, I’ll chalk this one up to “you can’t have it all.”  In addition, he would have missed the time on this by just under 2 seconds, but nevertheless, he still would have missed it.  As he moves up in classes and competes in NADAC, making time is becoming an issue with him.  We just made the time in a few runs the we qualified in, so speed and focus is still something we will have to work on.  If we get focus we won’t have to worry about speed.  The second Q we missed  was when Scraps fell for the No-No-Tunnel trap set up next to the A-Frame.  Kathy seems to have just forgotten about dealing with that issue and Scraps fell into the judge’s trap.  Too bad, it was turning into a good run.  As the Grateful Dead say, “When life looks like easy street, there is danger at your door.”

On the brighter side of things, Scraps was making all his contacts and took all his tunnels.  These had been surprising problems in the last couple of competitions.  Weaves are also getting pretty consistent as long as we enter him on the proper side.  Somehow Scraps knows what a hoop is and knows how to go through them.  I’m pretty amazed at that since he never sees them accept for NADAC trials.

As soon as Scraps finished his last run, the skies opened up.  Fortunately, I acted quickly and got the clear stream garbage and recycling racks into the care before they got too wet; same thing with the two bulky gravity chairs.  When the rains came down it flooded the ground with the underbrush turning to a fiber-rich soup that penetrated my shoes.About  10 of us were there helping Mary and Pat (SCOR) and Pat and Carole (St Huberts) get cleaned up and get the field back to how St Huberts needs it.  We did most of this clean up in torrential downpours when staying dry wasn’t an option.  Wouldn’t you know, as soon as we got done and all the cars and trucks were packed, it stopped raining.  Someone with a rye sense of humor was looking down upon us.

In closing Scraps got 4 of 6 Qs on Sunday.  Pair those with the 3 for 3 on Saturday and we have him coming in at 7 Qs for the weekend’s 12 runs.    At this point, we don’t have another trial set until October so we should use the time and practice a little what we don’t do all that well and rack up a few CPE Qs in the Fall.

To view day-2 slideshows of the photos in Picasa Web albums go to the link below:
http://picasaweb.google.com/lgindoff/20100822NADACAgilityTrialDay2StHuberts?feat=directlink

DAY 2 RESULTS:

  1. Jumpers – Open – 12″ – Course Time 27.67 sec.
    Not Qualified – 28.99 sec. with a 1.32 sec time fault – 5 faults
  2. Hoopers – Novice –  Course Time 40.80 sec.
    Qualified 2nd Place – 37.78 sec.  – 0 faults
  3. Regular – Novice – 12″ – Course Time 57.60 sec.
    Qualified 1st Place – 49.15 sec. – 0 faults
  4. Touch N’ Go – Novice – 12″ – Course Time 63.14 sec.
    Not Qualified – 52.83 sec. – 10 faults
  5. Chances  – Novice – 12″ – Course Time 40.00 sec.
    Qualified – 40.00 sec. – Clean Run
  6. Weavers  – Open – 12″ – Course Time 61.37 sec.
    Qualified First Place – 59.89 sec. – 0 faults

If you want to see some runs from some of Scraps’ friends and competitors, look at the video below:

SCOR Agility July 17-18, 2010 Chatham, NJ

Scraps entered to run two days at the NADAC agility trial sponsored by SCOR Agility to be held on July 17 through 18, 2010 at the St. Huberts training field, Chatham, NJ.  The weather on Saturday proved to be hot but the humidity wasn’t too high and there was no threat of rain, so while it was a semi-scorcher, in the low 90s, the weather was on our side.  At least we had a site somewhat in the shade with a good view of the field.  We have to remember that location under the big tree  for the next time we trail at St. Huberts.

As usual, Scraps is competing in this trial on virtually no recent formal practice or training.  It was amazing that  his first run of the morning was quick and confident and qualifying.  More surprising, he came in 2nd place on that run by 3 seconds.  Typically, if Scraps qualifies he comes in first place since he is pretty fast but this is NADAC, not CPE, and it is more challenging.  Scraps jumps at 12″ in NADAC not CPE’s 8″.  Speaking of which, Scraps did get measured officially and we filled out a form so hopefully we will get his permanent NADAC height card and not have to get measured again.  This may buy us 10 more minutes of sleep on trial days since we won’t have to get measured again.

To view day-1 slideshows of the photos in Picasa Web albums go to the links below:

The next 3 runs Scraps failed to qualify as he was having trouble hitting the contacts on the dog-walk, and in NADAC, miss one and it is “NQ” for you. Additionally, Scraps was spooked by something in one of the tunnels which impacted two of these three non-qualifying runs.  To end on a positive note, Scraps ran well and qualified in the last 2 runs of the day.  This included a weavers which required him to complete 3 sets of weave poles in one run.  Hoopers, the last event, was slow, methodical and most importantly, qualifying.

The trail seemed quick and well run.  The SCOR ladies are getting good at it, so we were done and on the road by 4:30.  That is pretty early for a Saturday of a full weekend trial.  Time for a well deserved dinner, drink and rest.  Tomorrow we do it all over again.  Until then, enjoy the videos and photos from the day.

Statistics from Day 1
  • Jumpers -12″ Std proficient
    Qualifying second place
  • Chances – 12″ Std proficient
    Not Qualifying
    40 seconds not clean
  • Regular – 12″ Std proficient
    Not Qualifying
    67.03 seconds and  0 time faults and 20 course faults
  • Touch N’ Go 12″ Std proficient
    Not Qualifying
    77.77 seconds and  17.05 time faults and 40 course faults
  • Weavers
    Qualifying
  • Hoopers
    Qualifying

Sunday, July 18, 2010 – Day 2

Day two started off nicely with a qualifying run and a first place ribbon.  Sunday seemed just a little cooler than Saturday but the weather was quite similar, moderate humidity with temperatures in the low 90s.  Fortunately we have shade and an occasional breeze so we were ready to go and go we went with an early morning qualifying run.

To view day-1 slideshows of the photos in Picasa Web albums go to the links below:

Jumpers was the second event and Kathy and Scraps ran smoothly under control and got their qualifying run and second place ribbon. One of the great little Jack Russells that were camping next to us beat us out once again. Nevertheless, a “Q” is a “Q.”

Tunnelers did not go as smoothly as the other two runs but Kathy kept he wits about her and kept Scraps under control and the two of them managed to pull a “Q” out of their collective asses.  I think this run really showed the experience of the Kathy and Scraps team to come out of a run with a “Q” when they don’t have their best stuff.  This was followed by another qualifying run and first place in touch N’ go.

The fifth run of the day was regular, and from the looks of it, it seemed as if it was a gift, at least that is what Kathy stated beforehand to jinx the run.  It was going well up to the weave poles where after 4 or 5 attempts, Scraps just couldn’t find the focus to get through them. It probably wouldn’t have mattered anyway as he missed the contact at the end of the run.

The day and the weekend concluded with an attempt at chances in the novice division.  This has the line you can’t step over  and you have to make you dog perform obstacles at a distance.  They were going well and even recovered from when Scraps didn’t enter the tunnel with some excellent handing on Kathy’s part but when it came to a 50-50 decision of A-frame or tunnel at a distance, Scraps took the easy tunnel of a gut-wrenching NQ right at the end of it all.

Nothing to be too upset about because NADAC is more exacting than CPE and we came out with 7 qualifying runs out of 12 attempts.  We may get to move up in a class or two as a result of the weekend so it was a really nice trial to participate in.

Statistics from Day 2
  • Hoopers -12″ Std proficient
    Qualifying first place
    35.02 seconds and 0 faults
  • Jumpers–  12″ Std proficient
    Qualifying second place
    32.27 seconds and 0 faults
  • Tunnelers – 12″ Std proficient
    Qualifying first place
    41.97 seconds and 0 faults
  • Touch N’ Go – 12″ Std proficient
    Qualifying first place
    42.6 seconds and 0 faults
  • Regular – 12″ Std proficient
    Not Qualifying
    53.43 seconds and  7.17 time faults and 10 course faults
  • Chances – 12″ Std proficient
    Not Qualifying

SCOR Agility NADAC July 11 and 12, 2009 St. Huberts, Chatham Township, NJ

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We hadn’t been to a NADAC agility trial with Scraps for a while as CPE has provided us more opportunities to run.  Nevertheless, SCOR was sponsoring a NADAC trial at the under-renovation St. Huberts site so we decided to run all the events even though there was one, hoopers, that involved 100% of an obstacle and an event Scraps had yet to experience.  Oh well, we would give it a go.  NADAC recently eliminated teeter, due to safety considerations, so we decided to try and run everything.  Take a look at the YouTube video footage I shot below.  It shows all the runs with the exception of the tunnelers from day-2.

I love the location, it is nice an close, so close I decided to bike to and fro.  All told, I got 23 miles in during the first day that included Scraps running in 6 events.  I ended up not biking during day-2 although I regretted it all day.

One thing we found out is that NADAC is a bit less forgiving than CPE with respect to requiring near perfect runs.  As a result, Scraps seemed to run well with good focus but he only qualifies in 1 of the six potential runs on Saturday, and did the same on Sunday. In any case, they were gorgeous days that was just lots of fun filled with dogs, competition, bike riding and nice weather.  It ends with me blogging about the day and drinking some Argetinian Malbec red wine on Saturday night.

Getting the feel of the new rubberized A-frame.

Getting the feel of the new rubberized A-frame.

In the morning  we were due there around 7:30 to get measured and Scraps, in NADAC, jumps 12″ as opposed to CPE where he jumps 8″.  Not a big deal since he is agile and leaps well so 12″ should not present a problem.  In addition, he like never knocks down bars.  So jumpers was the first event and on the 3rd jump he uncharacteristically knocks down a bar and we didn’t qualify.  We didn’t qualify for the 2nd or 3rd event either.  It wasn’t looking good for Scraps and Kathy going 0 for 3.  NADAC was proving to be tricky.  Some how and surprising to us, Scraps qualified in his weavers run, as he is becoming quite reliable in being able to do the weave poles.  He didn’t qualify in the 5th event and we are hopeful he qualified in the hoopers, even though he had never seen a hoop until today but we failed.  Nevertheless, Scraps and Kathy were clutch in that run to be at least respectable and competitive.

I took lots of photos of others but didn’t spend to much effort photographing Scarps and Kathy as I wanted to concentrate on capturing their runs on video tape.  I was asked by a Cecilia to photograph her two dogs and her, she thinking I was the official photographer.  Let’s hope that some of my pictures came out good.

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It was a fun and fulfilling day even without Scraps pulling out lots of qualifying runs and ribbons.  The weather, venue and flow of the day was right on.  I was on my bike at 6:25 getting home so it was a long day but I was able to catch a power nap on the anti-gravity chair in between the 4th and 5th events.  Lots of runs, lots of biking between them and just a positive agility day.  We do it all again tomorrow.

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Sunday, July 12, 2009 – Day 2

The next day started with hoopers and that didn’t go well to start because somewhere in the gyration of hoopers Kathy and Scraps failed to complete one of the red sequences.  I don’t know what they did wrong, but it was wrong enough to NQ.  In regular Scraps ran into a wrong tunnel, that was set up to trick him and also got the NQ.  In Touch and Go he jumped off the walk and also got and NQ, it was a total mess.  Kathy was get despondent, she was paranoid the camaera was messing Scrap’concentration up, we missed so Q’s only due to being over time by a second or 2.  I therefore went home and walked Rags between the 4th and 5th event and missed their 5th of 5 NQs for the day.  Finally, for the last event of the  day we had jumpers and the two of them ran it gracefully and easily and it resulted in a qualifying run and a 1st place. The week-end was ofinally ver.  We got home about 7:00 after helping clean-up the site.

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Official Results – 2 qualifying runs out of 12.  NADAC is tough and we should practice once in a while.

Judge Ben issued more faults to us than all the others judges combined.

Judge Ben issued more faults to us than all the others judges combined.

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  • Jumpers 12/Std/Novice
    P Time/Faults :
    27.69/5.00 NQ/1 YPS: 3.79
  • Regular 12/Std/Novice
    P Time/Faults :
    44.85/15.34 NQ/1 YPS: 2.27
  • Chances 12/Std/Novice
    P Time/Faults :
    41.00 Gamble: N NQ
  • Weavers 12/Std/Novice
    P Time/Faults:
    59.95/0.00 Q-10/3 YPS: 2.97
  • Tunnelers 12/Std/Open
    P Time/Faults:
    39.64/10.00 NQ/1 YPS: 3.83
  • Hoopers 12/Std/Novice
    P Time/Faults :
    42.16/1.36 NQ/2

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  • Hoopers 12/Std/Novice
    P Time/Faults :
    38.14/20.00 NQ/2
  • Regular 12/Std/Novice
    P Time/Faults:
    61.29/85.00 NQ/2 YPS: 2.10
  • TouchNGo 12/Std/Novice
    P Time/Faults:
    88.33/92.98 NQ/3 YPS: 2.00
  • Chances 12/Std/Novice
    P Time/Faults :
    41.00 Gamble: N NQ
  • Tunnelers 12/Std/Open
    P Time/Faults:
    44.34/6.47 NQ/1 YPS: 3.20
  • Jumpers 12/Std/Novice
    P Time/Faults:
    22.28/0.00 Q-10/1 YPS: 4.40

Oh, yeah, Kathy and the MCMUA provided clear-stream containers and the recycling compliance was astounding.

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