Sunday, June 15, 2014

Breeze and Obedience

Recently Breeze has been working more on obedience than agility. Our National specialty is in July in Lompoc California in July.

I am trying to get ready for Breeze's debut in Novice obedience. It is nice to be able to show off and compete against other greyhounds. However it is nerve wracking to perform away from home for the first time. It seems like I have always done this with all of my dogs. Some success, some failure but always fun.

Last year Echo made her Open debut at Lompoc and finished her CDX a few months later. This year she isn't ready for Utility so it all depends on Breeze.

Below are a few video clips of Breeze practicing heeling and her recall. Distractions were the order of the day. Once we set up the ring, people arrived for a basketball game right next to the ring.


On Leash Heeling

On Leash Heeling and Recall

Practice makes perfect and we have a ways to go!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Breeze's MACH journey

Recently Breeze has had two milestones on her journey towards a MACH. She earned her first MACH points at a trial. Although we have a long way to go to become a smooth team, she and I are getting there. She is fast and fun to run. Her first Jumpers run after her Excellent was this run and she earned her first 14 towards the 750 points needed for the MACH.

Her second milestone and by far the hardest is earning her first QQ. To QQ a dog has to qualify in both jumpers and standard on the same day. The faster the dog, the easier it is to make a mistake and non qualify on a run. She earned her first QQ towards the 20 needed for the MACH.