Ahsoka posing with her ribbon (Photo by N Boyd 2011)
After an extremely long drive to Grafton, NSW, Ahsoka completed her Endurance Test (20km run) this weekend! It was a rather cold and frosty morning, which suited Ahsoka perfectly! Out of all the dogs in the test, she was definitely the most suited to the conditions!
Before, during and after the test, each dog is vetted to ensure they are not in any distress. Temperature, heart rate and condition of the pads is noted and Ahsoka was one of the most consistent dogs in the line up, with her heart rate never changing from her pre-test 84 beats per minute! It seems Ahsoka has only one speed... "Go!"
Every dog that was entered in the test gained their Endurance Title. Congratulations to all!
Photo by M Gurney 2011
Saturday saw Jedi and I attend the Manly & District agility trial, where he was entered in Novice Jumping and Novice Agility.
For the first time, everything came together for Jedi and I and Jed gained his first JD quallie and 5th place over all heights. We had a great little run and I am so proud of him! I'm sure it will be the first of many Q's. Click here for video.
Unfortunately our AD run was not as successful, due to some major issues with the dogwalk.
For something slightly different, we headed off to an ADAA agility trial run by PICSI today.
To start the day off, Jedi ended up with a Quallie in Combined Elementary Jumping and was awarded 3rd place in Midi. He had a great little run on a rather challenging course for Elementary standards! I'm very proud of him! That was our only Q for the day, however Jedi did come 3rd in Combined Starters Jumping and successfully completed his weavers!