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June 19th, 2017 by Lynda

Aiden at the CCKC Agility Trial

This weekend Aiden was entered in the Cape Cod Kennel Club Agility Trial. As this event is held by our local KC we took Thursday off work to help set up the rings and then we were at the trial all day long each day building courses, working in the rings, putting out the ribbons etc. A friend was at the trial and took pictures of Aiden on the agility courses. We never get photographs as Jack takes videos of Aiden so it was super to get some action shots.

Friday was for Excellent/Masters dogs only and Aiden was in 5 classes. In the first 4 classes Aiden missed qualifying by one fault or another each time. In the last class of the day, Masters Standard, Aiden qualified!! It took a lot of screaming to keep him on course! Aiden was the only dog in the 24” class to qualify thus earning 1st place and he got 18 MACH points.

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Our friend managed to catch all three of us in the picture above. Two years ago another friend took the picture below with all three of us too!


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Saturday was day 2 of the Cape Cod KC Agility Trial. The day started with rain, then mist, then fog but ended up being a warm and partly cloudy day. Aiden had a good run in Masters Standard but knocked the double jump.

He also knocked a jump in Masters Jumpers. The last class of the day was Masters FAST. When all the handlers walked the course we discussed how impossible the Send Bonus was. You had to send the dog out to the far side of a tunnel, then over the A-Frame and then have the dog turn away from you and go into the tunnel…all from a distance of 15’. Aiden was the second dog to run the course. It took some doing but he was able to complete the Send Bonus. You can hear the crowd cheer! Aiden qualified in 1st place.

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On Sunday, day 3 of the trial, it was another drizzly, foggy day at the Fairgrounds but at least it was not pouring with rain! No Q’s for Aiden today!

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Aiden had lots of fun with Yasha running in the field, splashing in the puddles and playing with the hose!

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We had a fun weekend with a great judge, super courses and spending time with many good friends.




2 Responses to “Aiden at the CCKC Agility Trial”
  1. Katy and Alan says

    I love seeing all the posts about Aiden and his accomplishments. And all the AT pups. I read them all and wish more people would post. Then I realize how long it has been since I posted brags. I have got to get my act together and post!!! Blake and Ginger work hard and deserve some recognition.

    • Thanks, glad to hear you enjoy Aiden’s posts!

      We would love to see and hear about Blake and Ginger too….and all the other AT pups and dogs.

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