Sunday, November 28, 2010

New OAJ

SBIS Aryal Aroi Stoney Ridge CD TD OAJ RE SC aka Lyric




Lyric has disliked agility since she got injured in a tunnel years ago. Despite everything I have tried she remained indifferent to running agility again. Last year she earned two legs on her Open Jumpers then remembered she disliked agility and tried to leave the ring on her next attempt. So I quit and kept working with Whisper and Echo. Lyric watched them train for months. Although she and I have been working mostly on Open obedience she has been asked to do a few agility jumps. She has seemed willing and eager for her training time. I decided to enter her again this past weekend in agility and see if she was willing to try again. Realizing we haven't run an entire agility sequence in close to a year I didn't have a lot of hope of qualifying, I just wanted to see where she was mentally. Not only did she easily qualify, she won her class, earned her title AND she was happy to be in the ring.
Video to follow

8 comments:

Hiking Hounds said...

Yea, Congratulations! That's great that she was happy to do agility again.

houndstooth said...

Congratulations! I guess she was just waiting for the right moment!

Muttsandaklutz said...

Wonderful -- that must have been so thrilling! Congratulations!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Lyric, you always look so serious. Can't wait to see your videos!

Lisa Stine said...

Lyric IS always serious, but she knows a good joke when she hears one.

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Lyric, PLUS most important, enjoying herself!! :) So guess we now have to add OAJ after the ga-zillions of other titles following her name??!! LOL!!

Donna

Leslie Town said...

I've visited your page before but now I am even more interested as I have started my greyhound (a racing retiree) in agility. I'm really not expecting much, just a chance to bond even more with my awesome guy. The first class I was amazed to even have him put 2 paws inside the tunnel as he reached in to get the treat from me(yes...I was IN the tunnel...). This leads me to my question about the injury your dog sustained in a tunnel...what happened? I am a bit nervous now...

Aragon greyhounds said...

Leslie the tunnel was a fluke occurance I think. Lyric went into a tunnel and immediately on entering screamed and came out the other end upset and scared. She had a skin tear on her right outside foreleg that needed a few stitches. The show committee stopped the trial and went into the tunnel to see if there was a loose strut or something she could have gotten cut on. They found nothing and the conclusion was she probably cut herself with her back foot when she scrunched down to get into the tunnel. I have never seen one of my greys do this before or since. Lyric now does tunnels pretty slowly though. But hey at least she is still willing to do them!!
Good luck with your boy. I would suggest training with a very motivational trainer. The greys are not like Border Collies who live to work.