Here's the video from Jazz's very first official agility run at the NADAC trial in Zanesville, OH, this afternoon. I am soooo proud of my baby girl! She ran beautifully for me, and although she didn't qualify, she did have a clean run and earned first place. Those of you familiar with NADAC agility know that they have probably the tightest course times of any venue. Jazz was just two seconds over time (although she beat Tess' course time on her Touch 'N Go run!) This was the very first time that Jazz has run an agility course outside of our training club, so our goal for the weekend was just to have fun runs as stress-free as possible. As you can see from the video, the more we ran, the more confident and happy Jazz became. It was a lot of fun to finally run Jazz in competition.
We also had a Tunnelers run today, but the trial ran late this evening and we have an early morning tomorrow, so I don't have time to upload the video from that run. Jazz also ran clean, but her silly handler did a rear cross where a front cross would have been a better choice for the dog, so we ate up some time fixing that. Otherwise, it was another great run. Even after my rear cross bobble, Jazz continued to run happy and had a strong, fast finish to the course. I'm looking forward to running Jazz again tomorrow and we'll probably enter a couple classes in the CPE trial later in June, given the fact that Jazz seemed so comfortable at this trial.
Jazz returned from her Touch 'N Go run to the applause and cheers of our agility friends at the trial. Thanks to everyone for their emails, phone calls, and just plain good mojo! It meant a lot that we had so many friends thinking of us on Jazz's first run today. I hope this is the beginning of a wonderful team relationship for me and Jazz in agility. She's an awesome girl!!
Tess also had a great day, earning her Open Jumpers and Novice Tunnelers titles. Look out, Tess...you'll soon be sharing the limelight with your little sister Jazz!!