Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jive's first run in Excellent Jumping

Jive had his first run in Excellent Jumping last weekend, he did a great job but with the famous one bar down. He had three runs in excellent jumping with one bar down in two of the events, he managed to get two seconds with an NQ in each, but still couple of nice sashes and two nice prizes. Jive also had two runs in Novice Agility with one bar down and the other run he missed the last weave.

Katie has been working on Jive's start line stays and this is going really well, Kris also is getting his timing much better with his rear crosses with Jive. I am really pleased with Jive's progress with lovely running A frames and nice fast weavers. He does all the hard stuff but just keeps knocking that one bar.

Jive's Excellent Jumping run

Jive and I  have been working on jump grids this week and lots of set point jumps as Jive is trialling this weekend at Knox.

I took the dogs for a run in the bush this afternoon as did not have any dogs to groom, dogs just had the best time.

Jive usually runs 10 laps everytime we get to this spot on our walk through the bush.

Dogs having a swim after their run in the bush

                                                 Dogs having a seat on our bush walk

Dogs all tired after their run and swim, getting warm beside the fire.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Jive gains his JD title

We had a double trial at Easter at Altona, lovely courses and lovely weather. Kris and Jive are starting to work as a team, they had two qualifiers one in jumping which was his JD title. The other one was first place in Novice Agility. Jive and Kris also had some other fantastic runs but with just the one fault in most of their runs. Next weekend the 14th May Jive will be running in excellent jumping.

Jive's Qualifing Runs

Some of Jive's runs where he had the one fault, although they were super runs for a baby boy.

Jive has been back at my place and having fun going for runs every morning with John and the other dogs through the bush and then goes for a swim in the dam. Jive just never stops running he has such a great time.