Long-Dangerous Tails

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February 10th, 2018 by Lynda

Aiden and Gretta at an Agility Trial

Today Aiden was entered in just one day of the Teamwork Agility Club of Central Massachusetts Agility Trial in Westborough. I have to work tomorrow so we just drove up for the trial today. We left home at 5:00am this morning to get there with time to set up Aiden’s crate and get organized.

In Masters Standard Preferred Aiden was having a good run but was not waiting on any of the contact obstacles. When he got ahead for me at the seesaw and did not wait it caused me to not be able to get the front cross in that I had planned. That put me on the wrong side of the jump and sent Aiden to an off-course jump.

Roberta and Aiden’s cousin Gretta were here at their very first agility trial. Gretta is Alta-Tollhaus Ygrette (“Y” litter, Hunter/Judy). I believe Gretta is a litter sister to Aria in the previous post on herding. I took a video of their Novice Standard run. Gretta had a little trouble at the weaves and unfortunately did not qualify but it was a super run especially considering this was their first trial and it is a very noisy venue.

Before our next classes we took Gretta and Aiden outside for a little play time.


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Alta-Tollhaus Aiden and Alta-Tollhaus Ygrette


Aiden’s next class was Premier JWW Preferred. There were several tricky backside jumps and a tough weave pole entry. Aiden qualified in 1st place.

Next up was Masters JWW. Aiden didn’t quite seem to be himself. He was a bit off-color and looked like he lost a lot of weight. Suddenly he had a “start line stay” and was not Mr. Barky.

Just kidding of course…this is my friend Lori’s Border Collie Fury. Lori was not feeling well and asked me to run Fury for her. Unfortunately Fury did not qualify as he went off course into the tunnel.

The last class of the day for the real Aiden was Masters JWW Preferred. Aiden had a super run and he did not fall for the tunnel trap. He qualified in 1st place and earned 23 PACH points.

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One Response to “Aiden and Gretta at an Agility Trial”
  1. What a fun day for all! Gretta did great on her first run … thank you for sharing. Good boy, Aiden!

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