Sunday, November 27, 2011

Puppies First Lure Course

So far most of Whisper's puppies have had a chance to see and run the lure. At this age(four months) of course the introduction to the lure is very brief- short with no turns. They get to chase and catch the lure-lots of fun and reward. They next get to see the lure many many months later. Below are brief clips of several of the puppies encounter with the lure. All but one puppy is ready to chase it!!

Aragon Northern Lights aka Breeze

Aragon Tidal Wave aka Kahlua

Aragon Desert Willow aka Willa

Aragon Full Moon Rising aka Riser

Aragon Wind In The Willows aka Willow

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Agility Fun

Last weekend when Lyric earned her AXJ was a three day weekend of agility. The trial started Friday night with Excellent only classes offer. The following two days offered all levels of competition. Not only did Lyric do well but Whisper had a blast running, earning her first two QQs towards her MACH2 and 96 MACH points.

She earned her fastest speed to date in Standard on the second day with this run. She was 27 seconds under course time.

I am happy she is excited AND holding her contacts so well.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Agility Videos

Lyric earned her third Excellent Jumpers leg her first time back in the ring since her injury. She tore her lateral collateral toe ligament again last February and has been out for months with surgery and rehab. She doesn't like the hot weather-and Whisper had puppies this summer so we took a long break from agility.
This is her first attempt at her third leg. She did it and under course time.

I also ran Whisper in the same course-it feels strange to run two dogs in the same class now.

Monday, November 14, 2011


This weekend Whisper, Lyric and I went to a three day agility trial. As the weather was starting to cool down I decided to enter Lyric in agility again and see how she did. She earned her third leg with a second place and her AXJ title.

After the trial she was exhausted and required her beauty sleep!
Video to follow.

SBIS GCh Aryal Aroi Stoney Ridge CD TD RE AXJ SC

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Echo's Weekend

Echo had a great weekend at the DelValle Kennel Club and Greyhound Club of Northern California shows. On Saturday the Greyhound Club of Northern California had its specialty. It started the event with 6 obedience entries. Not only did Echo earn her first leg towards her CD her first time in the ring, she went High In Trial with a 198. Unfortunately the video got deleted. She may rival Whisper in obedience. Her sister Becca also earned her second leg towards her CD.

Then later in the day was conformaton. Echo earned an Award of Merit. Her brother Darby went Best Op Sex and her sister Bryn went Select Bitch. So it was all in the family.

The next day was DelValle Kennel Club the all breed dog show. Echo was entered in Rally Excellent and earned her third leg for her Rally Excellent title with a three tie for first place. Way to go Echo. I think she is starting to grow up.