Freddie and I went to Easington Agility show this Saturday, held at Witton Castle. We were entered into G1-2 agility combined and graded and 1-2 graded jumping. I was a bit nervous when I saw the courses though, all the same judge and all, in my and others' opinions, were a bit tough for grade 1 and 2. But I suppose a challenge is good!
First agility round - we were eliminated (again!). My fault - I should have sprinted to the far side of the dogwalk to get in the right place to guide Freddie round the next jumps, but took the shortest line and didn't have a chance when Freddie just took his own line!
Second agility round - eliminated again, for a very similar mistake to the first. This time I anticipated and turned too early sending Freddie past a jump, and he backjumped when I called him back. But having said that, Freddie was running really well and the mistakes were mine rather than his.
But jumping was a lot better. A very tricky, twisty course with nothing straightforward. And we got round with just 10 faults - a refusal at the weaves but he went through second time, and one pole down. Our first KC round without being eliminated - my first goal! Good, clever Freddie, I am so proud.
Next weekend is Hare n Hounds Autumn show - we have 9 runs over 2 days. See if we can't progress a bit further. My next goal is a clear round...