Monday, 23 February 2009

So that was grade 3 then..........

So off we went to Newton Heath, I have to say with no expectations, as the naughty marble bum tends to choose still if he will go on to the contacts first time, but any way......We had two agility classes (potentially an awful day.......)

Hexy was first up, with what I thought was quite a tricky little grade 3 agility, but I went in as posatively as I could. Because Hexy still isn't always sure on his contacts I don't make him wait to long on them, but he does have to see through the criteria I have for them, which is front feet to the floor, back feet on, the seesaw is pretty much please go up it!!!!!!! The reason I don't make him hold them too long is because he is the sort of dog who wants to do it right, so will creep to make sure it is perfect, rather than try it fast and get it wrong, therefor if you hold them, he will go slower and slower to try and please you. We are working hard on this and by letting him do a stop go method he is getting more confident.

So with this in mind off we set. We ran 10th and apparently went straight into the lead by 2.5 seconds and that is where we stayed! To say I was shocked would be an under statement, but there were plastic pole, which a lot of dogs knocked, and it was quite tight, but he took it all in his stride. He was such a good boy!!



Nat and Kai also had their first class ever and came 6th!! Well done......
Jay got 2nd and 9th with shy in grade 6 agility and 4th with Stihl in grade 6 agility, and Herbie won grade 7 agility..... so not too shabby!!

Here is the proof.......

6 comments:

Hudsondoglets said...

Some fantastic rounds especially Hex's win! Nat's round with Kai was superb also.

Well done all of you. Stihl is flying too!

Sara Davies said...

So cool!
The first of many for Hex I'm sure, and as usual I'm in awe of Herbie's run.

I'm Helen said...

My word - that was quick work. Well done to you and Hex! Hx

Sarah and Leslie said...

Haha we didn't need proof we believe you! Well done he's a super star! From Dead jelous and weave entryless of Bognor!

Rosie Ison said...

Congratulations Leah with the lovely Hex. What a fab dog he is.
I don't think he'll be in Gd 4 for long either.

Karen said...

Brilliant Leah, thanks for posting the runs they all look really good, but a special well done to you and Hex xx

Hex- 3 weeks - 19 weeks