I drove 2 hours south to Madison, NJ on Sunday for Scor Agility’s NADAC trial. Even though it was hot and humid, Lil ran well. I was especially proud because this was the first time she ran 6 classes in a single day. Her final run had as much energy and focus as the first run of the day. We spent most of the day hanging out in the shade, with Ryobi fans running, eating a big bowl of cold watermelon. The only time Lil panted was right after her runs and within a few minutes of being back in the shade, she was comfortably cool again.
Jake is taking a break from agility. Something is not quite right with him, but it doesn’t appear to be a major injury so he is just taking a little break from jumping and contacts until he is back to 100%. Jake loves freestyle, perhaps more than agility, so he is having as much fun as Lil!
The next upcoming “dog” event is a three-day camp with Lynn Smitley in Vermont, which includes a day focusing on NADAC ECG, which is all about speed and distance and does not include traditional agility obstacles so it sounds perfect for Jake and I’m sure Lil will love it too.
I’ll also be continuing to work on Lil’s new running dogwalk! It is fun to train and even more fun to DO at trials. Lil ran over the dogwalk 3 times at the NADAC trial and all 3 times, her striding was absolutely beautiful!