Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cricket goes to school...

Cricket got to go to agility class last night. I was not sure where our skills would be...and I had planned to do at LEAST half the class with Breeze.

Cricket actually did really well, and except for one near death incident, when I thought I could get ahead and do a front cross...(in my dreams could I get ahead, LOL) so we did crash-I even caught that on tape! Luckily I managed to stay upright so it was all good. I imagine poor Crickets life was flashing before her eyes too, LOL. OOOH forgot the other bad moment when I was getting ahold of Cricket at the ed of a run and the next gal started running...Cricket got away and chased her dog on course, yep, Cricket is pretty stimulated by other dogs running. Luckily that ended well too.

The last run of the night I ran with Breeze, it was so weird running with a baby dog all night then bringing Breeze out who I now realize is a pretty experienced dog, she turns so tightly and reads me so well....what a dream girl! I have to admit after tonight I really think Cricket is a dream girl too. Not sure she thinks I am a dream handler after tonight, sorry Crick.

The classes at our local club are CRAZY though, we started at 7:30 and finished at 10:30-how is that possible? I did not get home until 11:10, it was a long night. One of the lights was out at the yard, and it was pitch black, even with the shadows and working at night which is a first for her, Cricket was not thrown by anything, what a good girlie!

THE COURSES:a lot of running,...you can click on the map and it will enlarge so you can read the numbers ;-) if you are interested.


THE VIDEO:not the best video, I did not get most of our work, but gosh a few sequences to give you and idea and for me to look back on in years ahead to remember how my baby girl is. It was pitch black, so the video was a bit hard to see so I adjusted the colors, so it has a weird look, sorry about that. The dog barking is not my dog for a change-I have been known to have the barking dog on more then one occasion.

11 comments:

Diana said...

Wow, you guys look awesome!!! And check out those weave poles. WhooHoo!!!

Priscilla said...

I always love your videos! Cricket is full of energy and enthusiasm.

Sagira said...

You and your dogs are AMAZING! Keep up the great work. Go Cricket girl! :)

I can't wait to see Bokeh start running. He is 8 months, just a few more months and he can start. :)

Sara said...

FUN!

Cricket's weaves are AMAZING!!!

Cynthia said...

It is weird to run an experienced dog after a young one... nice weird I think!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Awesome! It was so cool to see video of you and Cricket at class! She was amazing! I just don't know how you managed at such a late class and in the dark. I only have the energy for agility in the morning! LOL!

LauraK said...

Sounds like a great class with lots of challenges! And sometimes crashes do happen to good dogs and people :) so no worries there! I've loved watching Miss Cricket go from a bouncing puppy to a working girl, so much fun!

Geraldine said...

Great stuff Kathy and Cricket, she certainly is a fast little girl, love her weave poles.

kiwichick said...

Nice job with Cricket Kathy :-)

Nat said...

Cricket has a lovely teeter and weaves!!

Marie said...

Looking good! I had to laugh about your "crash" Dare and I had one of those at the DOCNA trial. I just thought I could beat her somewhere, and I was wrong. LOL