So our regional trials are done and dusted, we finished al four trials (so 4 x jumping rounds and 4 x agility rounds) to determine the qualifiers for the South African Agility Championships. One province still has to complete the trials, so videos on this matter will have to wait until next. Steiner Weiner the Super Sheltie, occasionally known as Volt had some good trials... we won't say the same about me, he had to compensate for me more than once let me tell you. He is currently lying on top of the scoreboard for both SA Champs and AWC and he should theoretically keep that lead. We can only hope. Spaz had the worst luck he has ever had. My boy, that has never had a real injury to speak of, picked up a bad muscle strain while running the first trial and just as he was recovering from that, he managed to rip the top layer off ALL four his paws, so please don't ever ask me again why he is called Spaz. So he ran the trials with almost no training, after having missed a few regular shows, so I wouldn't call them our best trials ever. He managed to pull through for me on the last two trials though and is currently lying 11th in the SA Champs and 6th in the AWC section, although that might change when the final scores are calculated. He is definitely safe to qualify though.
With the annoyance and worry of the trials being over, we can get back into 'all-or-nothing-go-for-broke-fun-full-speed' Agility. I am very much looking forward to that and we have quite a busy time coming up too, including the first 'away' shows for the year. Woohoo, looking forward to seeing some friends from all over the country and some lekker competition.
It also just occurred to me, that I forgot to blog about the National Dog Jumping League 2012... results only came out recently, but I am proud of the Spaz! He won the National Dog Jumping League 2012, what a boy! His full brother (from a different litter) came second as well, so Up the Farm Dogs! Voltenstein didn't do too badly himself... he missed the first round of the competition as he was too young (yes hard to believe my little Stein has only been competing for 1 year and 11 days!), but he did manage to win 3 of the 6 rounds, since it is a cumulative competition, he only finished 7th over-all, but I will take it!
And now of course it is time for a Psycho Chicken update... loving her to bits and she honestly does give new meaning to the term 'working girl' and no get your mind out of that gutter. She just has one interest in life and that is to work... whether it is playing circus circus for a clicker, going through tunnels are just running around full speed with me, work is IT in her little mind. We will leave it with those updates for now... Sorry for the lazy unedited training videos, hopefully you enjoy them anyway...