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June 3rd, 2017 by Lynda

Aiden at the Norwegian Elkhound Club Agility Trial

Today Aiden was entered in the Norwegian Elkhound Club’s agility trial in Amherst, NH.

The first class was Premier Jumpers with Weaves. It was a difficult course. The second jump was a “backside”. It was much too close to the start line for dogs who don’t have a start line stay, like Aiden! Aiden starts each course with such enthusiasm. He was at the second jump in a blink of an eye and it was impossible to stop him from taking the jump from the front side. He went off-course right away but I got him back on track and he did really well on the rest of the course…including doing a super “backside” jump after the tunnel and he had a fabulous ending.

In Masters Jumpers with weaves Aiden again had a great run, but….you know…..knocked ONE jump. He did the exact same line consisisting of the weaves, the double jump and the tunnel in the Premier class and he did not knock the double jump….in Masters it came down! It was the only jump Aiden knocked down in all four classes today.

In Time to Beat (T2B) Aiden qualified with a clear round and came in second, by just 2.65 seconds, behind the fastest dog . He earned 9 T2B points.

Aiden’s last class of the day was Masters Standard. He had a good run on a tough course but went in the wrong end of a tunnel! Aiden did very well on a part of the course with three jumps in a line where I thought he might go off course or knock a jump due to the angles. Aiden thought it would be funny to go through the other tunnel twice!

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2 Responses to “Aiden at the Norwegian Elkhound Club Agility Trial”
  1. Lisa: -- Libby & Ziva's mom says

    Wonder what was with the tunnels?? He must have decided that he liked his course better. Love his enthusisam.

  2. Gotta love a dog with a sense of humor!!!! ….most of the time anyways 🙂

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