A few weeks ago, we entered Nova in a UKC agility trial. We entered her in 5 runs and she qualified in 4 of them. The best part though, was that this means that she got her novice title, or “UAGI”! Check out the rest of the article for video of her performance.
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This was a big weekend for Nova! We went to visit my parents and also competed in her first AKC agility trial on Sunday! If you recall, she tried her paw at UKC over a year ago and it didn't go quite as planned. We've been practicing really hard though and she's been consistently doing well in more advanced classes and at some fun runs.
Sorry it’s been a while since we’ve posted. So here’s a video from Nova’s class last week. She’s been doing super in this class even the face of huge distractions like other dogs playing agility at the same time! I’m still working on my timing of course, but I think it’s getting better. More practice with collection jumps and approaching the tire from different angles will help.
Here’s a quick video that shows the importance of maintaining eye contact, not with your dog, but with the path and obstacles your dog should be taking. The course diagram and a second video are after the break.
This past Friday, we took Nova to a new agility class and had a great time! Since it was at a new location, we didn’t have very high hopes for Nova so we set the bar low for what we would consider a success. Nova did better than we could ever expect. She only ran away once, but she was very confused about what was being asked and she was caught quickly by another trainer.