Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Jive's Year in 2011

Jive has had a fantastic year with gaining titles in AD, JD, JDX, and ADX with first places in every event.
He also has two first places in Masters Jumping, Jive and Kris both have grown together as a great team and will be better for it next year. Jive will be trying out for the teams event in March to be run at the Nationals, we will be travelling to the Nationals in June 2012 which will be a great event, as all states in Australia will be competing at the Nationals in NSW. Jive also fathered two great little pups Spark and Roxy in August this year. So he did have a rather busy year.

Jive was awarded his sash at club this year with his titles that he gained.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Jives Wins Masters Jumping Again

Katie and Kris drove to Portland which is a five hour trip, a couple of weekends ago they did have a lovely weekend but only managed one pass all weekend and that was with Nakita.

So during the following week they had Jive all week and trained him nearly every day with front crosses, rear crosses, call offs from tunnels, and also some jump grids. So they were ready for the next weekend of trialling. It was the last trial for the year, Jive had some lovely runs but one or two faults nearly in every course, except for the one in masters jumping he blitzed the course by beating second (which is also one of the fastest dogs in the state) by 1.25 seconds .

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Jive wins Master Jumping

Jive has had several runs in master's jumping with lots of one faults, a bar down or a refusal, sometimes a tunnel suck but at Warrnambool he finally went clear and won the ring. He has now gained his excellent agility title and has just started running in Masters Agility. Katie and Kris are taking the dogs to Portland next weekend which is a five hour drive from home and have a whole weekend of agility, so Jive will have a ball.

Below is vid of Jive first place in Masters Jumping.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Catch Up - Jive's second birthday and Royal Melb Show

Well I am very much behind in my blog but I will try and catch up on the news.

Its was Mr Jive’s 2nd Birthday last month on the 16th September and WOW what a full on 2 years this boy has been on he was born and raised in USA for 10 months, flew over to Aust on a massive flight, trained and trialled in Agility and now in Masters jumping and every qualifier he has had has been a first place. He also become a daddy with two great kids.

Jive ran at the Royal Melbourne Show last month, he was a very good boy, he perched himself on top of his crate and was very content to sit there all day getting lots of pats from the public walking by. He ran in four events and very close in each of them, he seemed to love the crowd, nothing phased him at all. Below is a vid of his Open Jumping course where the handler could not go over the pink line. He unfortunately knocked one bar as it was a very difficult angle, but he still came 3rd with an NQ.

Jive at the Royal Melbourne Show 2011


Friday, September 9, 2011

Jive gains his Excellent Jumping Title

Jive has been having fun with lots with running in the bush every morning the last couple of months, he gets so excited when John gets up every morning he knows it is time for his run in the bush. He whines, runs in circles, in and out of the dog door, and virtually tells John to hurry up he wants to run in the bush. They all go for an hour every morning. But this week is the last week for a while as it is warming up and it is too dangerous with snake season. So the dogs need to be happy with a run around the paddock and lots more agility training.

Jive has excelled all of our expectations, we counted his quallies last week and for 17 quallies he has had 17 wins, what a great achievment. He now has his excellent jumping title and will be running in Masters Jumping in a couple of weeks. Jive will be having his second birthday this month. As we have an average of 60 plus dogs in masters jumping it will be difficult to keep his record of all first places, but I am sure he will have fun trying.

Photo of all his ribbons he has collected in the last couple of months.

Excellent Agility 40.52 61 1st Place Q 03-Sep-11

Excellent Jumping
State Trial 21.39 40 1st Place Q 03-Sep-11
Hastings 20.34 32 1st Place Q 27-Aug-11
Warringal 24.63 40 1st Place Q 18-Jun-11
Scottish Breeds 23.95 40 1st Place Q 05-Jun-11
Croydon 21.92 35 1st Place Q 28-May-11
Knox 23.93 40 1st Place Q 21-May-11

Novice Jumping
Ballarat 18.06 40 1st Place Q 01-May-11
ADVC 17.9 40 1st Place Q 24-Apr-11
Launceston 17.91 34 1st Place Q 26-Mar-11
Hobart 1st Place Q

Novice Agility
Moorabbin 27.63 58 1st Place Q 16-Jul-11
Moorabbin 26.63 60 1st Place Q 16-Jul-11
Sale 30.91 65 1st Place Q 13-Jun-11
ADCV 30 67 1st Place Q 24-Mar-11

Novice Gamble pts
State Trial 2011 59.86 60 1st place 56 points 03-Sep-11
Novice Strategic Pairs
Tassie 1st Place Q 01-Apr-11

Below is a couple of Jives runs in Excellent Jumping and Excellent Agility

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Jive's a dad

I am a bit behind in my blog but for those who do not know Nakita has two lovely puppies, bit of a drama as she did have to have an Emergency C Section and three of her five puppies did not make it. But we are very lucky to have two lovely pups and Nakita live and well. Choc and white is the female very much like her mum, and the choc merle is a male just like his dad.
Below is a small video of the pups today at three and half weeks old.
Pups having a great time playing

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Jive gains his AD title

Jive won two of the two Novice Agility events at Moorabbin on the 16th July. It was a big field for novice agility with over 30 dogs competing, in each event. Jive put in two lovely runs and won both of them with a very good time of 26 seconds.

He also had two excellent jumping runs with only one fault in each so Jive and Kris had a super day.No more trials until the 28th August so another break from agility.

We have been training on our Weave Challenge which Jive is going extremely well, I need to video some of the challenges but we are up to week 7.

Jikata's very soon
Jive will be a daddy in four days as Nakita is due on the 4th August but she might go a bit early as she so big, poor Nakita can't get comfortable.

Nakita with only 4 days to go