Three runs from Skyline’s NADAC trial on May 19, 2013

Jake stumbled on the up ramp of the A-Frame at a NADAC trial a week ago, so I decided that it would be in his best interest to take a break the A-Frame for a while just to be on the safe side.   He seems totally fine in his day-to-day life but I am fairly certain his on-again, off-again issue over the past couple of years has likely been his right wrist.  Looking back, I can recall seeing him stumble like he did on the A-frame when running or jumping a few times over the past couple of years.

Since I had already signed up for one day of Skyline’s NADAC trial, I scratched Jake’s Touch N Go run and just ran him in Tunnelers and Chances.  His Tunnelers run was fantastic. He is running better than ever with a perfect combination of speed and focus.  He beat Lil by over 2 seconds in Elite Tunnelers (my notation on Lil’s Tunnelers video is incorrect).  He also did a great job running Open Chances.  I have that run on video but unfortunately he was the second dog on the line for Tunnelers which ran first thing in the morning, so I did not have time to ask someone to video tape Jake’s run.

Lil earned 4 Qs and her running contacts were absolutely perfect.  Even though she is running well under Standard Course Times in Elite,  she continues to feel less than 100% confident.  It was not too apparent in Tunnelers but it became more obvious in her Standard runs.  I don’t know if it is psychological or physical but I suspect there is at the very least, a psychological component because Lil has been acting a little strange for the past few months.   So my plan for the next couple of weeks is to take a little break from agility and see how she looks and feels after a little time off.

Overall, I feel so good about how well both dogs are running yet I know that nothing ever stays the same when it comes to dogs and agility… and life in general… so I’m trying to enjoy this experience as much as possible.

2 thoughts on “Three runs from Skyline’s NADAC trial on May 19, 2013

  1. Lovely to see them so speedy and having so much fun! What are they jumping? 4″? This may be my new venue in the fall. Reggie has surgery tomorrow….please send healing thoughts our way. Heather

    • Thanks Heather. Yes. Jake and Lil appear to LOVE running wide open fast NADAC courses. And a huge added benefit is they can jump 4″ in NADAC. I am sending healing thoughts to Reggie and to you. I look forward to seeing you guys at some NADAC trials in the fall. I think you’ll all have a blast! Devorah

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