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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.


  1. Aw good runs by your boys Rosie. Think you might have had a point about the dog walk in Woodies 4/5 agility.. gulp!! He was a good boy though. And one of the few people to handle the pull throughs in the logical way without flapping!!!!!

  2. WOW! Fantastic runs from the boys!! Well done.

  3. I love your dogs! Very fast but so responsive.

    And those weave poles looked like they went right *into* the tunnel!!