Young Master Frederic

Young Master Frederic
Young Master Frederic

Monday, 3 September 2012

West Lakes and Dog Vegas, two 'new' shows

I've had a week off work (bliss), and taken in two shows that I've never been to before.

First of all West Lakes - we were there for the Saturday and Sunday. We did nothing on the Saturday, Miss Darcey found her speed button but unfortunately it seems to disengage the control button. So we still have a bit of work to do there... And Freddie picked up faults all day, although he did manage a 10th place with a pole down, so not too bad.

Darcey lost some of her speed again on the Sunday, but regained the control, and did three runs and three clears. At most shows she would have been unplaced, but thanks to West Lakes' very generous prizes she took home an 8th and a 9th. And Freddie managed a clear round, although out of the places.

Then the following weekend we went to Dog Vegas at Winterton. I only had one day competing, and yet again Darcey had speed but not control. If only I can persuade her to do both she'll be fab!! But Freddie decided it was his turn to be on form, he managed three clears out of four runs, and it would have been four clears if not for his handler losing the way! He came 4th in the 3-5 agility, and unplaced in the others but only just.

And on the Monday I judged agility, 5-7 small/medium, 6-7 large, then 1-4 small/medium. I thoroughly enjoyed the day. We got through 300 dogs to finish by 3pm so not bad at all, my fab ring party really helped.

I've a few weeks off competing now, until Hare n Hounds at the end of September, but I am looking forward to the Cockapoo Games before then!