Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Weekend Agility Fun!

As I mentioned yesterday 
Mom & I went to our first agility trial
The rules for Tea Cup Agility are - First Have Fun 
 Do the course in the correct order 
and under a certain time.
Refusals are not penalized - they just eat up time
You can earn a title in Games and in Standard 
at three levels, beginner, intermediate and expert
 The Standard courses are easier for beginners, 
the game courses are the same for everyone 
but the beginners are allowed more time. 

Saturday we entered a game called Impossible Tunnels
When we saw the course we thought OMD!!!

This is the course map - it started with two jumps and then we had to do the tunnels in the numbered order

We got through all the tunnels in the correct order 
but I stopped after #6 and looked at mom for a treat
 she convinced me to keep going. 
Then I got to #10 and stopped again. 
She really had to do some talking to get me going again 
we finished but over the time allowed

Sat. afternoon we tried our first Beginner Standard course

We made it through the course in good time but I went past a jump and then came back over it in the wrong direction

Sunday we did two standard courses
Here are some pictures from our first run

It was cold and very windy 

I did some crazy running around in between obstacles

I went over one jump twice

But handled the teeter just fine

can you see me on the dog walk??

And we were done - but - over the designated time

We did one more standard course and I made it through the whole course without a mistake but we used up a lot of time when I did not want to get on the table. 

The last run of the trial was a game course called
The Halloween Haunt

It was a challenging course of jumps and tunnels
We made it through with no mistakes 
and 2 seconds under time!!! 
Our first qualify in agility!

In Tea Cup Agility you don't have to have a qualifying score to get a placement ribbon
Placements are given for each jump height division
I brought home 2 blue ribbons in Games 1, 12 inch
(the green is my qualifying ribbon)
and 3 red ribbons in Standard Beginner 12 inch.

We will have all winter to work on things, 
such as mom learning to be a good handler 
to better direct me around the course

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel


  1. it was a pleasure to see you and the mama in the agility ring... you will become a super pro once, that's for sure... and just between us: I fear to run through a tunnel, I always think there is something inside from mr. kings story... butt please keep that secret...

  2. Butt the bestest bit was you had FUNS!!!!!
    It looks all very confusing to me so I am VERY impressed Mabel and just look at all those wonderful ribbons you won...woohoo!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Hari OM
    Oh yes Mabel, getting those handlers trained up to standard takes some patience, heh na?! Bravo on your furst tea-cup event. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. WOW Mabel, those are some challenging courses, I think you and your Mama were big winners just to be able to figure out where to go while it was so freezy cold!!


  5. Mabel my huggy puggy in our humble opinion you and your Mom deserved a 14K gold cup. Oh my cats my mom would fail miserably #1 at learning the route on the map and well Me....I'm a cat...the rules are we are the rule!!
    Bravo and well done
    Madi your bfff

  6. Those courses look pretty challenging to us. Mom says she would have a hard time remembering where to direct us. You did a great job, Mabel. Congrats on all your ribbons and your first qualify!!! We know it is just the first of many more to come.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  7. LOOK at all those ribbons Mabel, you are like supergirl pug for sure. Heck our mom got so confused just looking at the maps, mom could not have done it in the designated time, you did great. stella rose

  8. Wow! Congratulations on all of your beautiful ribbons, Hazel! You are unbelievable!

  9. It sounds like you had a fun time and learned a lot about what you need to do to get better. We just know you will be a champ in no time.

  10. Hey you did brilliantly!
    And surely you should get extra points for going over a jump twice?
    Toodle pip!

  11. Look at all those ribbons. We are so incredibly proud of you. Way to go

  12. Looks at all your ribbons! The Halloween Haunt sounds extra fun and amazing that you made it through without an errors!

  13. That is a lot of ribbons. We tried agility. Hailey liked it, Lady did not. She is not s good handler!

  14. You are our champion Mabel,, and I think you and your mom are having fun!

  15. That is very exciting and we are so proud of you and your mom. You will be a champion before we know it!

  16. You sure look like a #1 winner to us! Thanks for showing that a Blogville citizen can rock that course!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  17. I love that the first rule is to have fun! Although I posted today about Rita’s bravery, I’m not sure she’d ever be brave enough to go through a tunnel! And you went through so many!! Well done! (And I can’t get over how bundled up your mom is! It’s so darn hot here! The weather’s just crazy. Too cold in some places and too hot in others!)

  18. hello pugs its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay adjilitee wuz sutch fun wen i yoozed to do it!!! i am glad yoo went and got so menny ribbons kongratchoolayshuns!!! ok bye