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