Happy Easter to all. We spent the weekend at an agility trial in Rhode Island. On Saturday morning, without warning, Dylan decided to have “issues” with the see-saw…something must have scared my baby! Who knows what goes on in their little brains. In Open FAST he refused the see-saw in the “bonus” and therefore did not qualify. His next class was Excellent A Standard (preferred), which he has never had issues with but he got a refusal at the see-saw again. He qualified in Ex A Jumpers with Weaves with a 2nd place (2nd Leg)….no see-saw in that class!
Today Dylan seemed to have more confidence and although a bit tenative he did the see-saw. In Open FAST he qualified with a 1st place (2nd Leg). In Excellent A Standard (preferred) he qualified with a 1st place (1st Leg). In Jumpers he had a super run but went off course near the end and back jumped one jump.
Dylan’s Standard run today
Yesterdays Jumpers run
At Julie’s request a “then and now”
April 24, 2010
April 24, 2011
Hi, Lynda! What a beautiful place! Dylan and Ivan look great, then and now. Good job, Dylan–see-saws are over-rated, anyway! 🙂
I think that was my comment last year when she posted those pictures.
This sounds like one of those time you wish they could explain to you what the problem is. I am glad he recovered from his teeter nerves on Sunday.
Congratulations on the nice runs, placements, and qualifying legs!!!!
Of course L O V E the then-and-now photos!
Gorgeous dogs, gorgeous backdrop. Congrats all the way around! Also love then and now!
Lynda- you truly live in dog heaven. I love the before and after photos. Love Dylan- he is such a handsome dog.
You visit some of the most georgeous area. Has Dylan been doing agility all along or is this the next step after his OB titles?
Thank you everyone for your comments about Dylan…..especially as he is not a GSD!!
At 4 months old Ivan was nearly as big as Dylan. Now he towers over Dylan!!
Like Ivan, Dylan got his CGC and first obedience and rally legs just after he turned 6 months old and he has been doing obedience ever since. He started agility training when he was about a year old and was competing (in low jump heights-preferred novice classes) when he was 18 months old.
Ivan, however, has only done puppy agility, tunnels and things “on the flat”, no jumping and weaves yet as he is a large dog and should not be jumping and bending in the weave poles at a young age.
I must know your secret–who cleans your house while you are training the dogs??
Congrats Dylan, just LOVE following the adventures of the dynamic GSD-Lab duo. The before and after photos are great!
…and, ditto what Lisa said:)
“Ivan, however, has only done puppy agility, tunnels and things “on the flat”, no jumping and weaves yet as he is a large dog and should not be jumping and bending in the weave poles at a young age.”
Excellent advice for those interested in starting agility with their pup.
Lynda, Dylan belongs here on the blog as much as anyone else. He’s part of the A-T family.
Congratulations on the nice runs!
Great photos as always! Your boys are sooooo handsome!
It does not matter that Dylan is not a GSD. He is family too. As I recall from my childhood dog labs have long dangerous tails also.
Congratulations Dylan! Robin posted on a previous entry that she goes out everytime to have fun, win or lose. As long as Dylan was having fun, and the see-saws didn’t make him too nervous, who cares?
Thanks for sharing the photos of Dylan with his ribbons and of course the “then and now” shots. I know I say this everytimne, but you have the most handsome dogs – I can’t get enough of them!