|Astro's Novice Standard Agility title ribbon. Our first AKC agility title. He's such a cutie.|
|Always givin' kisses.|
|Nice Photobomb Zephyr! Enlarge photo for the full effect. :-)|
I never thought that we would finish a novice title in only two trials. I'm so happy with how well Astro is doing, especially with staying focused on me and agility in new locations. I know we still to to improve in many areas, but I think we can do it.
We also had our first qualifying run in Jumpers with Weaves on Saturday. I was really happy with this as Jumpers has been a little harder for us. It was a fun run. I'm not sure if I'll move us up to the Standard Open class in our next trial. We will still be in novice for everything else and that can cause ring time conflicts, which would cause some unneeded stress. I also wouldn't mind having some time for use to gain confidence and smooth things out a bit more before moving up.
|"That's what you get for going to trials and taking pictures without me!"|
In my defense of "Poor Zephyr" in his Photobomb, I actually intended to take ribbon pictures with both Zephyr and Astro as I'm convinced that Zephyr gives Astro private training while I'm at work each day. ;-) However, they could not maintain any self control and bounced around wrestling and generally behaved like the little beasties that they are, preventing any decent photo's from being taken. :-) So, Zephyr had to go into the pool area. In typical Zephyr fashion he couldn't let us forget about him. But, who would want to?