Today Aiden was entered in the Eastern English Springer Spaniel Club Agility Trial in Amherst, NH.
Jack and I took a vacation day on Friday and drove up to Manchester.
Aiden’s first class today was Time to Beat. He had a great, noisy run and qualified earning 8 more T2B points.
Next up was Masters Standard Agility. Aiden was having a good run when he lost his balance on the seesaw and fell off. He did not get hurt and continued on as if nothing had happened, but obviously did not qualify. I was very pleased with the whole run.
The third class of the day was Premier Jumpers. This was a very difficult and tricky course with lots of backside jumps, threadles and a wicked hard weave pole entry. I was not expecting much but Aiden and I continue to improve as a team, even though this run is a bit “herky jerky” Aiden followed my lead and we had a clean run. There were 9 dogs in the 24″ class. Aiden was one of only two dogs to qualify. He got 2nd place.
Aiden’s last class of the day was Masters Jumpers with Weaves. There were 16 dogs in the 24″ class and 4 dogs qualified. Aiden qualified with 3rd place and earned 11 more MACH points.
New Hampshire has had a lot of snow recently but today was a beautiful, sunny day and the temperature reached 50 degrees. On one of the many times my “kennel help” walked “my dog” I went along too and took a few pictures.
Happy, happy Aiden just loves the snow!