Long-Dangerous Tails

German Shepherd Dogs and their people.
September 16th, 2017 by Lynda

Aiden at the PVKC Agility Trial

This weekend Aiden is entered in the Pioneer Valley Kennel Club Agility Trial in Westfield, MA. As this is an outdoor trial at a fairgrounds we decided to bring Dylan along with us.

Aiden and Dylan on the road on FridayIMG_1498

We stopped for lunch and the boys got a burger!IMG_1501

Aiden’s first class this morning was Masters FAST Preferred. Aiden got the tough bonus, which involved taking the tunnel entrances furthest from the handler with a jump in-between. He knocked one jump as I was being greedy and trying to get an extra 3 points but the angle to the jump was not good and the bar came down! (In FAST you can knock jumps without being disqualified but you do not get the points for the jump). Aiden scored 74 points for 1st place.

Aiden’s second class of the day was Masters Jumpers with Weaves Preferred. This was a difficult course with a very tricky tunnel entrance. Aiden had a clean run and placed 1st. He earned 21 PACH points.

It had been fairly warm but overcast earlier in the day but then the sun came out and it got hot. We took the boys to cool their feet in the very small pool!


Then Dylan and Aiden rested in the tent.IMG_0886

Our friend Jamie came by to visit with Caper. Dylan and Caper are ab0ut the same age (12+ years old) and did agility back in the day!IMG_1579

By the time it was Aiden’s turn to run in Masters Standard Preferred it was 87 degrees. It did not slow Aiden down in any way! Aiden got through the difficult beginning of the course but took an off-course jump near the end. It was a great run.

We had a great day. Back to the trial tomorrow.IMG_1607




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