Brady and the Ausdauerprüfung!

16 Responses

  1. LARHAGE says:

    Congratulations!!!!!

  2. josiem says:

    Congrats Michelle and Brady!!!

    13 miles?? Wow, way to go Brady, you are the MAN!!!!! ‘

    I love his game face. 😀

  3. JK says:

    OK, I can’t even go 13 miles on a bike, so I’m incredibly impressed that Michelle managed this, and Brady managed to do it on foot!

    Huge congratulations and hugs to you, Michelle and Brady. I am so proud of you both!

  4. Lisa, Libby & Ziva's mom says:

    Way to Go Brady and Michelle! Do you think spending the summer with Ava helped him get fit??? I agree with Josie, I love the fame face photo, it is awsome.

  5. Lynda says:

    A HUGE congratulations to both Michelle and Brady.
    IPO1 and AD in the same weekend – quite the accomplishment.
    We never doubted that you could do it. You are a great team!
    Looking forward to seeing you at NASS!!!

  6. The Spencleys says:

    Nice job Michelle and Brady! And, great pictures and storytelling, Lee!

  7. pattiR says:

    Congratulations Michelle and Brady, what a great accomplishment. Rock On!!!

  8. Carole says:

    Congratulations, Michelle & Brady! After all of that, I’d be dunking my head too. Now on to Breed Survey mode. 😉

  9. Julie says:

    Why to go Michelle and Brady!!! I love that last picture!

  10. Susan P says:

    Congratulations Michelle and Brady! I love the picture of Brady fishing.

  11. Ann K. says:

    a dog attached to your bicycle for 13 miles? No wonder you wore the SISU shirt! Congratulations to you both.

  12. ckwigles says:

    Congrats on the new titles! The AD sounds exhausting and I know the IPO1 is alot of work.

    did I miss a post about the IPO title? I want to read details on that one!

    • Julie says:

      It’s coming…I couldn’t get on the blog all day yesterday because GoDaddy was having problems and they host this site.

  13. Barb says:

    Congratulations Michelle and Brady… Great, great job … Well done!!!!
    I love the “Game Face” and of course the “Celebration” shot…Good Boy, Brady!

  14. Michelle says:

    Thanks everybody! A HUGE thank you to Lee, who never left my side all weekend! Thanks for being there for me and most importantly for coming to pick up my boy at the end of it!

    The AD was intense…at least it was for us because we had not conditioned much for it. I started biking Brady at the beginning of the summer, but then it got too hot and we stopped. Last Thursday night, I took Brady for a 3 mile bike ride (which was the farthest he had ever gone) and he did awesome. So, we decided to go for it! I have heard many people tell me it is easy and the judge never makes you go the whole way.

    Well, let me tell you….Mike Hamilton, told us right away that he was not giving anyone an AD title….he was going to be making us EARN the AD title! Boy, he wasn’t a kidding. He must have said 20 times that day….”This is an endurance test.” He followed us in a diesel truck the entire time! Luckily, Brady was used to road noise, but that truck he was in was loud and smelly. In training, Brady and I usually went about 6.5 mph….uhhhh that wasn’t happening on trial day! If you went too slowly (according to the judge) he would yell out the window to step it up or be disqualified! He would ask people to change pace/location. Our breaks weren’t just for taking a break either. We had to stack our dog and then he did a critique on each one. We also had to do some basic obedience. We came back around to where our cars were parked at 11.36 miles, so I thought…this has been so intense surely he is going to let us stop a little early…..NOPE!! Keep going….faster!!! We ended about a mile and a half from our cars! So, thank goodness Lee was there to come pick us up! The last thing I wanted was for my boy to have to go extra miles! It was a good thing Lee was there, Brady was beat and ready for a break! Brady did awesome, the first 6 miles were a breeze, the next five weren’t too bad, and the last mile and a ½ I’m not sure who wanted to be done more me or him! All in all, it went great and I am so glad we did it!

    Thanks for the pictures and the post Lee!

    • Lee R says:

      It was fun being there, even though I was nervous the whole time. The truck the judge was being driven in passed me a couple of times and I noticed how bad the diesel emissions were. I can’t imagine having to ride in that for any length of time. It was really loud too… that’s how I could tell when the group was coming back!

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