Monday, March 25, 2013

SOJAC Trial #2

Here are the links to our Sunday runs on


Jumpers with Weaves


This weekend we traveled to New Jersey to attend the SOJAC trial. Cosi Q'd in FAST on Saturday, with a score of 78 in only 29 seconds. We love FAST class. Then on Sunday we had a very technical course in standard with wrap arounds twice on the course and an ending that caught a lot of teams. I bet the Q rate on it was about 10 percent. So I looked at it as a good training run. Cosi came up to the challenge with gorgeous wraps, nice and tight around the uprights. He dropped the panel bar (ugh!!) but otherwise had a fabulous run. I was thrilled. To "make up" for the difficult standard run, the jumpers course was f.u.n. It flowed, it was fast, it was a blast to run. We Q'd with a time of 27.10.

Dixie was the belle of the ball back in the crating area. She met another RyLadd dog, Wicked. She was flirting non-stop with Wicked, who has modeled for Ralph Lauren! Here is a photo of the RyLadd gang (Caitlyn, Wicked, Bonnie, Dixie, and Cosi).

Dixie also made it into the stands to watch the action.  Here she is sporting her new Foxfire leash: 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day (to me)

This weekend at the York County Dog Training Club trial, Cosi had a great showing. On Friday and Saturday he had gorgeous clean runs in standard and took first place both times. (Note: All the big dogs were at AKC Nationals, leaving room for us wanna-be's to place! LOL)
On Sunday--St. Patrick's Day--Cosi had two faults in standard. I was so bummed. It was a great course, flowing and fun to run. But I was d-e-t-e-r-m-i-n-e-d to get a jumpers Q this weekend. We seem to be snakebit in jumpers; always one thing going wrong. Sunday's course was fabulous with two beautiful straight lines. We had a superb run and came in Cosi's brother Trax! How cool is that!!??!! I was over the moon for Heather and Trax who turned in a great run 2 seconds faster than Cosi. Plus, it was a QQ for her and Trax. Here is the video of the jumpers run (thanks, Jack).

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Say Cheese!

There were a number of RyLadd dogs at the TBAC trial this weekend. Cosi and his brother Trax got together for a photo shoot on Sunday...

Cosi (left) and Trax (right)

Bonnie, Cosi, Trax, Heather

Cosi, Bonnie, Dixie, Trax, Heather

Thanks, Heather, for the great photos of the RyLadd Boyz (and Dixie, too)!