Sunday, March 30, 2014

Savi's agility weekend was full of firsts & a New NA title!

 Last weekend, Savi made us super proud at the SOJAC Agility Trial at Dream Park in New Jersey.  Savi had not been in the agility ring in two years, as she made her agility debut in North Carolina in 2012, earning two 1st places and NA and NAJ legs, but then we focused on other pursuits like hunting, obedience and motherhood.  Her return to the ring, really only her second time trialing, was a solid one with Savi qualifying 3 out of 4 runs, all with 1st places and she earned her NA or Novice Agility title.  She only needs one more qualifying leg to finish her NAJ or Novice Agility Jumpers with Weaves title.  She was close to qualifying day one in JWW but for some odd reason she kept missing the same weave pole.  In her three other runs, she nailed her weaves and did them independently, something we've been training.  Savi has solid, running contacts and a nice jumping style.  She is a thoughtful dog, so not super speedy at this point but with more experience, the confidence and speed will come.  

Savi is now CH Grayhart's Shear Genius, CD, SH, NA, NSD, NRD, VX!!!

We were fortunate to the Yay Good Dog was at the trials videotaping all the runs.

Here is Savi's first run of the weekend in Novice Standard where she won the class.  Notice the blind cross at the bottom of the Aframe.

This is her 1st place Novice JWW run:

And the last run of the weekend, her Novice Standard run and new title with a 1st place!

Savi earned her 3rd Novice Standard leg to finish her title under Judge Howard Etzel, who is also a Weimaraner person.  She also earned her 2nd Novice JWW leg under him  Both Q's were with 1st places!