On December 31, 2006, Lucy and Sandy ended the year with another 1st Place Q and an OAJ title! Lucy will be running Excellent in 2007 with her dad, Geronimo, and her half-sister Hattie!
December 30,31 and January 1 Southwestern Rottweiler Club of San Diego Trial
We had a really great weekend. Pebbles got a double Q on Saturday and Q'd in Standard Excellent B Sunday and Monday. I messed her up on her jumpers runs. She also Q'd in her FAST class.
Dottie was my star this weekend, she Q'd in everything we went in. We got 3 double Q's and a Q in her FAST run also.
Thanks for Sandy's help!
Elmo went to his first NADAC trial after coming out of retirement. He did amazing, he ran 11 runs and qualified in 8 of them taking first place in all 8. He attained his NAC title and moved up to open.
Look out for him we have big plans to take him all the way and qualify for the nationals.
In their debut agility competition, Stella and Pat Staley took two ribbons in the novice division and were only two seconds shy of a qualifying run.
On December 17, 2006, at the Kennel Club of Palm Springs AKC Trial, Geronimo Double Q'd again (3 out of 4 that weekend) and his daughter Lucy attained her OA title with another 1st-Place Q.
Golden Retriever Club of San Diego AKC Trial
At the Golden Retriever Club of San Diego AKC Trial on October 28 and 29, 2006, Lucy attained her Novice Agility (NA) and Novice Agility Jumpers (NAJ) titles with all 1st-Place Qualifiers! Hattie (Sandy's BC/Boston) attained her Master Excellent Jumper (MXJ) title by Qualifying both days in the 12" Excellent B Jumpers w/Weaves (class of 15) with a 1st Place on Sunday and 28 MACH Points!
At the Aztec Doberman Pinscher Club AKC Trial at the K-9 Sports Center, El Cajon, CA, on September 30 and October l, 2006, Lucy made her agility debut running four very challenging Novice courses. Lucy Qualified with a 1st Place in all her classes except for Saturday's Novice B 12" Jumpers/Weaves which would have been a 1st Place "Q" if she would have cleared the first bar in her excitement!
September 30, 2006, Aztec Doberman Pinscher Club of San Diego AKC Trial -- Dottie was really great and Double Q'd and Pebbles Q'd in 8" Excellent B Jumpers/Weaves! It was a really great weekend!
Retirement Announcement from Oscar Jarvis and Kali Hynal
As of August 10, 2006, it is with great sadness that Barbara, Oscar and Kali have retired from the work, fun, learning and enjoyment of agility. We want to thank Sandy very much for all she has taught us in the three years we have been doing canine activities. While Sandy's teaching has been for agility, this training has entered all the other canine activities that Oscar and Kali have experienced.
The agility training taught us the bases of teamwork that is needed in any activity, such as obedience, carting, weight pulling, herding, therapy training and service training. Our involvement in agility was for fun and to stay active. When ribbons were earned, that was a feather, and we earned many feathers thanks to Sandy. Sandy taught us much in the weekly classes and was always available during the "walk-through" at trial events to give insight into ways to run the course.
I will always remember Oscar and Kali's 11th birthday: Sandy gave Oscar a small turkey roll because he is a $quot;Turkey" and Kali got a lamb roll because she is a "wolf in lamb's clothing."
SANDY, THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR ALL YOUR CARING AND LESSONS.
Theo's First Trial
I started training with Sandy in 1999 with my first dog, Shayla. Shay competes at the Excellent/Elite level and we enjoy the friendly yet competitive nature of our weekly class. When I brought my new dog, Theo, into agility, we completed privates with Sandy. Her foundation allowed us to learn at a fast, yet comfortable pace before we joined a class. I am proud to say Shayla is still bringing home the Q's and blue ribbons. I was so proud of Theo at his first trial: Fourth in his class,AKC Silver Bay, February, 2006, first Standard run and a Q!
Wags For Wishes
At Wags for Wishes on Saturday, Dottie got her Standard class and on Sunday, July 9, 2006, she was great and got a Double Q! On Saturday, Pebbles got her Excellent B Jumpers/Weaves title and on Sunday her Standard class. Bam Bam was really a good boy. He didn't place, but ran really well. Still having a few problems with the weave poles.
At Wags for Wishes, 7/9/06
Sandy and Hattie Q'd in 12" Excellent B Jumpers/Weaves and Geronimo (dad) matched it with a Q and an MXJ (Master Excellent Jumper title!).
Golden Retriever Trial
On Sunday, July 2, Dottie Double Q'd in Excellent B Standard and Jumpers/Weaves. She was really great. Pebbles got her Jumpers class. She needs one more to title in Excellent B Jumpers/Weaves. Bam Bam missed the weaves again, but was really great with everything else.
San Diego AKC Trial
At the Golden Retriever Club of San Diego AKC Trial on the 4th of July, 2006, Bruce and Sparky (the PWD) titled "OAJ" with a 1st Place Qualifier in the 20" Open Jumpers w/Weaves.
AKC Agility Trial
On a hot/humid July 1, 2006, Sandy's Geronimo aka Stud Muffin attained his Agility Excellent(AX) title with a 1st Place Qualifier at the Golden Retriever Club of San Diego AKC Agility Trial, Rohr Park.
USDAA Trial - June 10 & 11
Turbo competed in Performance 1 and received a 4th place in Standard on Saturday. On Sunday he received a 1st place in Standard and a 4th place in Jumpers. Was a long but really fun trial.
Bam Bam did great this last weekend in Escondido. He got his Open Jumpers title. Bam got a first and a second.
Sophie had a beautiful run on Saturday in Escondido. She qualified with a first place with Jessica handling. Way to go Sophie! Also at our very first CPE trial we qualified 10 out of 10!
CPE Trial April 22 and 23
Bam Bam – 9 Q's
Dottie – 8 Q's
Pebbles – 6 Q's
Max, the standard wire doxie from Sandy's Wednesday night class had his first trial this weekend at Ups-n-Downs. He qualified in Jackpot twice and Wildcard once. Placed second in Jackpot 4/22 and third in Jackpot on 4/23.
NADAC holds six weeks of trials here in Las Cruces, NM each year as fund raisers. Scooby and I have been in four of them. The last weekend of the trials Scooby got two Q's one in Jumpers and one Standard and both were First Place. We miss you all and hope to get over to Wags for Wishes and see you all. Have to brag also on our new Mantle puppy. Her name is Star and she is a cutie, growing every day.
On April 1, 2006, at the ACSD AKC Trial, Tommy with Bruce Titled with a 1st Place Qualifier in 12" Open Jumpers w/Weaves.
At the Silver Bay Kennel Club AKC Trial February 25, 2006, Sandy's Hattie "titled" with a 1st-Place Qualifier in 12" Open Standard and Geronimo had a 1st-Place Qualifier in 12" Excellent A Standard. Next day, Bruce's Sparky (PWD) Qualified 1st Place in 20" Open Jumpers w/Weaves!
Highlight at the AKC Southern California Portuguese Water Dog Club Trial 2/4/06:
Hattie winning and titling (AXJ) in the Excellent A Jumper w/Weaves 12":
Yds: 133 SCT: 41 Hattie's time: 28.42 (fastest Qualifying time in the 12" Excellent Jumpers w/Weaves classes totaling 96 dogs). The overall fastest time for 1st-Place Qualifiers at all other jump heights was only 2-3 seconds less.
Katie came out of retirement long enough to Double Q with Sandy on 11/26/05 and get her MX on 11/27/05 and her MXJ with Bruce on 1/8/06. Katie is now officially retired.
At The West Coast Cocker Spaniel Club on January 8, 2006, Sparky titled NA and NAJ with a 3rd Place Qualifier in 20" Novice B Standard and a 3rd-Place Qualifier in 20" Novice B Jumpers w/Weaves.
USDAA Manuary 15 & 16
Bam ran like the wind in starters jumpers on Sunday.
Dottie would have done better if I would tell her the right way to go. She got a 2nd in advanced standard, a 3rd in starters gamblers, a 4th in pairs on Sat. Sunday she got a 2nd in advanced standard.
Pebbles on Sat. got a 2nd in advanced standard, Sunday 1st in adv standard, a 2nd in adv jumpers.
Rottweiler Club of San Diego Year end trial
Dottie and Pebbles both got double Q's on Sunday. What a way to start a New Year. Hopefully can get a few more.