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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.


May 2nd, 2017 by Julie K.

USCA 2017 Macon, GA

Alta-Tollhaus Ulfr “Steve” is SG1!

Here are some photos that were sent to me 😃

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April 29th, 2017 by Lynda

Aiden at the Middlesex County KC Agility Trial

On Friday Jack and I took a vacation day and headed up to New Hampshire for an agility trial this weekend. After checking in to the hotel we went to the Bear Brook State Park. The last time we were at this park was on December 29th and it looked like this.


This time the temperature was much more reasonable…in the low 80’s…which we enjoyed more than Aiden did. We hiked for about 2 hours and luckily were able to let Aiden take a swim in Bear Brook.

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Today we went to American K9 Country in Amherst, NH for the trial. Aiden had a blast as usual.

The first class was Masters Jumpers with Weaves. Aiden had a great run. Coming out of the tunnel the next jump was at an angle and unfortunately Aiden knocked it down. NQ!

In Time to Beat Aiden had a course time of 33.65 seconds which was the fastest time earning him 10 points and 1st place.

Then in a very hard Premier Standard class I did lots of yelling to keep Aiden on course! He qualified with 1st place!

Last up was Masters Standard. Aiden had another good run. He qualified with 4th place and earned 21 more MACH points.

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It was too hot for us to leave Aiden in the car while we went out to dinner so we got Olive Garden to Go!

April 14th, 2017 by Lynda

Another Agility Trial for Aiden

Today the Teamwork Agility Club of Central Massachusetts held an agility trial for Excellent and Masters dogs only. Only two classes were offered, Jumpers with Weaves and Standard Agility. We ususally like to have a FAST or T2B class first to burn off some of the “wild man’s” energy. That was not the case today!

The first class was Masters JWW. Aiden had a great run and he qualified with 1st place and earned 15 more MACH points.

In Masters Standard Aiden had another good run but unfortunately did not qualify and therefore no Double Q today! There was a tight turn from the A-Frame, over the Triple and to the table. Aiden turned towards the weave poles and I was able to call him off them but his momentum sent him just past the plane of the table and he jumped on from the back side which is a fault.

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April 1st, 2017 by Lynda

Aiden at the CSSC Agility Trial

Today Aiden was entered in the Colonial Shetland Sheepdog Club Agility Trial in Westborough, MA. Mother Nature decided to play an April Fool’s Day joke on us and even though it’s Spring the forecast was for a Winter storm with 8″ of snow from Friday into Saturday. We decided to take vacation time off work and drive up to Westborough, which is about 2 hours away from us, on Friday. When we left Cape Cod it was raining and when we got closer to Westborough it had changed to a wintery mix. We stopped at the Hopkinton State Park and took Aiden for a walk.

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This morning we awoke to more of a sleet storm than a snow storm.


Aiden’s first class of the day was Masters FAST. He had a good run, got the send bonus and scored 73 points. In FAST if a bar is knocked down you can still qualify but you do not get the points for that jump. He qualified with 2nd place for his 10th Leg and his Masters FAST Title (MXF).

In Masters Standard Aiden decided to play an April Fool’s joke on me. He made up his own course, knocked a few jumps and had a grand olde time for himself! Obviously he did not qualify. The course was a difficult one and no dogs in the 24″ class qualified.

After Standard it was still snowing but my friend and I decided to take Aiden and Yasha for a walk in the snow.

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The last class of the day was Masters Jumpers with Weaves and again it was a tricky course. Aiden had a good run and was the only dog in the 24″ class to qualify. Obviously he came in 1st place and he earned 13 more MACH points.

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