Sunday, November 13, 2011

Inching closer

Legend started off the weekend with a bang getting QQ #18 right off the bat on Friday-no contact issues at all!  And better times than she's run in a while to boot...MACh 2 points maybe?  Our quest for the perfect weekend continued into Saturday where she picked up yet another standard Q!  QQ #19 was in the works but she went wide at one tunnel in jumpers and into the weaves instead of turning into the jump-one wrong course away!  And it went downhill (relatively speaking anyway) from there.  This morning she trotted around the first jump-stress? lack of attention? distraction?  I don't really know.  After that she was not still not clean but did do all her contacts nicely.  So no contact refusals all weekend!  Yippee!

Lyric was the queen of jumpers this weekend having three beautiful runs for two thirds and one first place.  Good times too.  She ran halfway up the teeter every day, turned around and came back down though.  Poor girl-she runs up with so much confidence, like she's going to do it, then chickens out and comes down.  More teeter work in the next few weeks.  She also had one jump refusal and one table refusal this weekend.  But she  nailed all six sets of weaves!  Overall I'm pretty proud of them and I have video this time!

The first two (if YouTube works correctly) should be from Legend's QQ.  The next one is Lyric's jumpers from Friday and the last one is Lyric's best standard run of the weekend-only fault is, of course the teeter.


6 comments:

Diana said...

Congrats on your weekend. I cant remember if I already told you this but did you do the Wendy Pape's DVD, Teeters from start to finish. It talks about the height of the teeter being a fear. And she works through on the DVD how to deal with it. She breaks the teeter down into 4 parts ( i think) that you need to work seperately. The height, movement, noise and something else. But it really helped me fix Mileys fly offs. Diana

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Nice runs!!!

Karissa said...

Very nice runs!! Getting so close, can't wait to see the MACH video. :o)

tervnmal said...

Getting so close! How exciting!

Border Collie Mom said...

The only teeter problems Maggie has ever had is on that teeter- I know people that will not show in std at that club because of it. So if you have teeter issues, I would be wary of sending her up that one! I'm not sure what spooks them, but there really is something unusual about it. (great weekend though, even your non-Q runs looked great)

Nicki said...

I'm pretty sure it's the bounce at the bottom that bothers her. She got bounced pretty hard at columbi and by the third day was not doing that teeter either.