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Monday, October 13, 2008

Vegas Weekend

We went to Vegas for a 3 day weekend. Friday and Sunday was AKC agility and Saturday was a frisbee day, Las Vegas's first UFO local.

The AKC trial was tiny, only around 50 excellent dogs. We drove out to Vegas on Friday morning since the trial didn't start until 3pm. Enzo had a really nice standard run other than a couple wide turns because of my late front crosses. He ended up getting first place. Don't know if it was the long drive or cold windy weather but Tooney was just bonkers. She ran behind me to take an off course jump and also missed both her aframe and dogwalk contacts. In JWW, Enzo ran first and had a nice run but knocked a bar so we didn't get the double Q. Tooney did much better in this run but also knocked one bar. Oh and we went to eat at the Rio Seafood Buffet afterwards which is my fav at Vegas because of the all you can eat yummy lobsters!

Saturday was the disc dog competition and had the worst weather. The coldest and windiest day of the weekend. I ended up doing catch ratio so no pictures or video of the frisbee this time. They also did rotating judging where they split the competitors into two groups and each group judged the other so Jeff got his first taste of judging now. Of course he will have to judge a lot next year since our club has the top 3 competitors judge at that competition next year.

Jeff and Enzo did pretty good in freestyle considering the conditions with a catch ratio close to 60%. They had the highest freestyle score in their group and second highest overall. Toss and Fetch actually went pretty well for them. They got two catches for 7 points which was really good in that strong cross wind and ended up winning the competition! Oh and I ended up placing 2nd in intermediate with Enzo too! The competition finished up pretty early and we headed over to the Hoover Dam just to see it and take a couple pictures but we didn't do the tours. The dam really isn't as impressive as I thought it would be but that bridge that they are building for the Hoover Dam bypass is scary!

Sunday we went back to agility. Tooney was nuts again. She blew by the table in standard to take a jump and leapt over the dogwalk contact. I was pushing on her a little so I think she couldn't take that pressure and leapt off the side. Enzo had another really nice clean run in standard and placed 1st again. In JWW Tooney went off course again. Enzo took a good hard look at the same off course tunnel but I was able to call him off of it. He had at least one more really wide turn but made it through the course clean so he got his second double Q!

Jeff took video of my runs but I probably won't get a chance to upload them before we leave for Atlanta on Wednesday!

Ok Here are some of the videos:





1 comment:

AussomeDogs said...

Very, very cool! Enzo is a rockstar, I am pleased to say he and Java are a lot alike!

Can't wait to see you all this weekend, drive safe!