LG Slayte NA, NAJ
We’ve been to two trials since my last post. Aug 11-12 weekend was a really solid weekend for Slayte. He Q’d in both FAST runs. The novice sends were not an issue at all. He Q’d in both novice JWW runs and one standard run. The first JWW run was completely clean and smooth and second was good too except that he missed the weave entry. Those two Q’s finished his NAJ! His standard run on Saturday was really good too. Contacts were all really solid. In Sunday’s standard run, I did a front cross before the aframe which shortened up his stride and he ended up missing the aframe contact. He also self released off the dogwalk because the tunnel was calling to him. Qing 5 out of 6 runs was just incredible for the baby dog! Enzo q’d in standard on Sat and just missed a double q by one bar in JWW. Grrr.
Last weekend was just horribly hot. Close to 100 every day and more humid than normal for around here. I don’t function all that well in that kind of heat but the dogs did ok. I ran Enzo 3 days and Slayte two days. Enzo only q’d in one JWW run and one standard for the weeked. We missed a double q by one bar again! On Friday Slayte had a bar and would only do 10 weaves in T2B. In open JWW he did the weaves but got an off course tunnel. Then in standard he had a flying teeter flyoff. The teeter barely tipped before he came off the end. Not sure if he was too excited or thought it was the dogwalk. He did hesitate a bit at the top of the upramp of the dogwalk. I also pulled him off a jump because I overdid it on turning cues. Such a big difference between Enzo the missle and Slayte the gumby dog.
Slayte’s T2B run on sunday was pretty nice so I bought the video even though we didn’t Q. He was about 3 seconds behind the fastest 20″ dog who is a really fast BC. I tried another front cross before the aframe and that shortened his stride up again. But hey he got his weave entrance and he did all 12! Lol. We can’t really practice weave entrances at a lot of speed in our yard. He does fine in class so all that should come with experience. In open jww he did good except for blowing by the weaves and then popping out at 10, twice. Novice standard had another course that teally needed a front before the aframe. I didn’t want to do that and I haven’t practiced severe pushes off the aframe so I just let him come off in front of me and stepped behind him. Also missed the weave entry again and didn’t stay on the table. Good enough for a Q in novice so that finished his NA! Really proud of him running so well in the heat too.
Also bought a video of Enzo’s JWW run from Sunday because it was one of our better runs in a while! He got first place in this run too.