Saturday, April 25, 2009

First Q for Jazz

I'm very proud to announce that Jazz received her first-ever qualifying score this afternoon!! Jazz earned a second place Q in Rally Novice A at the Butler Dog Training Association trial. I am especially pleased with Jazz's performance because of her tender age (almost 17 mos.) and because this is the first time Jazz and I have stepped into the rally ring. While we were both a bit tentative, we scored an 89 out of 100, with the first place dog scoring a 94 (70 points were needed to qualify). Not too shabby for a couple of amateurs! As we both become more confident, I hope that Jazz continues to enjoy Rally. It was a great way for the two of us to begin working as a team.


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Here's the video from our run. Overall, Jazz did great. We had a few shaky areas, but I'm hoping that a little experience and confidence for both of us will improve on our performance. Before today's trial, Jazz and I had the grand total experience of a 1/2 day Rally seminar under our belts and not much more than that!

5 comments:

  1. WOOHOO Congratulations of the first of many Q's for you two!

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  2. YAY!! Good girl Jazz! You guys look great! We've dabbled a little bit in rally, but I think I'll wait until Peyton is a little older (read: calmer) before we try competing. Oh, and that three cone sign always makes me dizzy! :)

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  3. Can you say proud? I cannot tell you how proud I am of you two and all that you have accomplished in such a short time. You look like a great team. I love that Jazz's tail never stopped wagging. What an exciting performance career she has in front of her. You go girls! LaDonna

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  4. Way to go Jazz ! ! ! ! That was a great way to start your career. My mom, dad, and I wish you the best. Lots of licks & wags.
    Your brother Patrick.

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