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I do hope you enjoy reading about all the various exploits of the Hairy Gang !

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Woody is Filming

Woody is at present doing some film work for a TV pilot series for Cbeebies starring Justin Fletcher. We have spent all day today at Chorleywood,Herts and he is there again tomorrow & Thursday. What a star he is. Everyone just loves him. Unfortunately I can't go with him tomorrow(I am working) but I am taking him again Thursday. He didn't have too much to do today,he just sat in the front of a Morris Minor with the star.Most of his work is tomorrow & Thursday.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Tenterden Agility show (Paws in the Park)13/14th Sept

Wow what a fantastic weekend,weather wise. The show was held at the Hop Farm nr Tunbridge Wells.. We had fabulous camping ,nice and near the exercise area and also nice and near the rings ,we had huge pitches so we had lovely big gardens round our caravans. The weather was just superb as well and to top it all I also had quite a successful weekend.

.. came 1st in grade 6-7 Agility. It was tricky course with the contacts all parallel to each other. many dogs were taking the wrong contacts,but Disney was superb.Unfortunately I didn't get his run on video. Chip also ran this same course in Large,but unfortunately had a pole down. His time was less than a second slower than Disney's time,so I was well pleased.I have been wondering how Chip will fair in the higher classes so now I know.
Disney also came 4th in another Grade 6-7 agility & 4th in Grade 6-7 Jumping. He didn't do quite so well in his last class of the weekend. It was soooooo tricky. There was a tunnel weave trap which had to negotiated twice on the course..there was elimination after elimination..and yes Disney got eliminated. Actually Chip did better than Disney on this course and he didn't get eliminated till the 2nd trap much nearer the end.
We also ran mediums pairs with Toni Dawkins & Minx. We did a stonking round and we came 1st.
here is a video of the pairs run & the really tricky grade 6-7 course that both he & Chip did.

Disney & Minx in Medium pairs at Tenterden,Sept 2008 from Rosie Ison on Vimeo.

Gd 6-7 Agility. really tricky course at Tenterden,Sept 2008 from Rosie Ison on Vimeo.

CHIP was a very good boy. First show up with the big boys in Grade 6.In his first grade 6 course he was clear . His contacts were a bit slow so he finished just out of the top 15 . He did the same Grade 6-7 course that Disney won and made a very good job of it but just had a pole down,but with a very good time. In another Grade 6 class he got eliminated very early on,but I made use of the course and trained all his contacts. I have included that video( somehow first part got missed!!) because I was very pleased with his contacts.As mentioned above his last class was an incredibly tricky grade 6-7 agility.he actually did a better job of it than his Uncle Disney !! Below is a video of his runs including both tricky ones!!

Chips 1st & 2nd ever Grade 6 class at Tenterden,Sept 2008 from Rosie Ison on Vimeo.

Chips lovely contacts from Rosie Ison on Vimeo.

WOODY well Mr reliable did it again. He got a 3rd in Grade 4-5 agility, a 4th in grade 4 jumping and a 7th in 4-5 jumping. On his last run on Sunday (Gd 4-5 agility)he was going absolutely fantastically(although I do think he had a slightly suspect dog walk contact !!) but my body language and arm pointed to a jump that he wasn't supposed to take, and he missed the last jump. Someone who was watching the clock said that he was on to win the class,so maybe its just as well he got eliminated because I am more than happy with him in Grade 4.
Only got one run of his on video and that was the last one he did

Woody In Gd 4-5 agility at Tenterden,sept 2008 from Rosie Ison on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

All my recent news

Firstly big apologies for not updating my blog for 2 months. I just didn't have the heart to do it after I lost Libby and I really wanted her tribute to stay on top for a while.
I now feel the time is right so here I go with all my news and results since then.


I scrimed for Andrea who was judging all day.
Disney had 2 x 2nd places .
Woody had 2 x 4th places.
Chip unfortunately didn't fair so well and got faults in all his classes. No video because Andrea was judging


What a great weekend we had.
DISNEY came 1st in Gd 6/7 Jumping & 4th in the KC Olympia qualifier.
WOODY had a 4th in Gd 4 Agility & some minor places in his other classes.
CHIP won the KC qualifier ( his 3rd time of qualifying !!)and he also got a 4th in his other Grade 5 Agility class. Most of his other classes he got either 5 faults or eliminated.
No video unfortunately because once again Andrea was judging on one day and on the other we just didn't get round to it(typical I just don't ever seem to get my best rounds on tape !)


only had one place all weekend with me and that was in Gd 7 jumping where he came 3rd. However what a star he was with my Niece Beth. She ran him in the YKC qualifier and I really didn't expect Disney to stay in the ring with her ,however they did a stonking round and came 2nd ,which qualified her for Crufts 2009.HOORAY
WOODY I am not quite sure what was wrong with Woody. There were guns shooting over on the fields and he clearly wasn't concentrating. Beth qualified him for the International young handler Final,he was going beautifully but then lost complete concentration,which unfortunately cost him dearly and they got eliminated.

I have added a video below of her lovely run with Disney and the Final with Woody.

Beth with Woody & Disney at the KC International Festival from Rosie Ison on Vimeo.
CHIP was a good boy and I got several nice top 10 places. I only got a couple of my runs recorded..one with Woody and one with Chip which I have also added below.

Chip & Woody at the KC International Festival from Rosie Ison on Vimeo.


We had a very varied week of weather,ranging from the very wet and very windy to a couple of really nice warm days.
DISNEY did some stunning runs and I was very pleased with him.He got 5 top 5 places during the week. He qualified for the Championship final but sadly went into the wrong weave( seemed to be his Achilles heal that week !!) he also qualified for the end of week Finals
WOODY was still not quite himself and seemed to lack concentration for most of the week. He did however also manage to qualify for the end of week Finals.
CHIP was on fire all week and had several top 10 places in Gd 5 including 3 3rd places. Once again he qualified for the end of week Finals.
How proud was I to get
ALL of my dogs to the Finals. I have added a video below of the Finals.

Dogs in Need Finals from Rosie Ison on Vimeo.


Well this has to have been my best and most successful show & weekend to date !!!!!
My dogs managed a grand total of 13 places between them and 6 trophies !!!!!!!
DISNEY had a 1st,2nd ,2 x 3rd and a 4th
WOODY seemed to be back to his old self and amassed a 4th,5th 7th ,9th and 11th place.
CHIP got a 1st,3rd,16th ( made a right pigs ear of the course !!)
sorry no video all weekend.

and lastly for this show update is the best news...............


Well what can I say apart from... " WE ARE GOING TO OLYMPIA IN DECEMBER"

CHIP came 6th in the warm up event in the morning and then did a lovely round in the actual semi except he came off the seesaw to one side( very uncharacteristic ) so got 5 faults. However 35 dogs qualify for the final. There were 30 clear rounds so they took the 5 fastest 5 fault rounds,which fortunately Chip was...phew.They were lovely courses set by Bill Glover
Here is a video of his rounds

Chip in the KC Olympia semi's at Stoneleigh from Rosie Ison on Vimeo.