Saturday, 29 September 2012

And the new obedience club champion is....

Megan Hayes with Detania Rogue Fire Belle ( Border Collie). 

Final scoring this year:
Champion 2012 and winner of the Harry memorial plaque Megan Hayes with Detania Rogue Fire Belle
Reserve champion was John Clarke with Gem (Working Sheepdog)
3. Trish and Daddy (Staffy)
4. Jo and Gus (Munsterlander)
5. Sandra and Skye (BC x Labradoodle)

Today it was a lovely day. We had 3 judges judging at all times and that gave us a good and fair scoring for all participants. All judges worked really hard and with dedication and without them we would not be able to do these lovely club competitions. We are therefore very grateful to Margaret and Roger Reed and Pat Nichols for judging for us this year.

Sandra and Skye did very well in level 2 and was the only person who got a promotion point for the next class (will need another promotion point to move up though). We had a few dogs in level 1 that wanted to stay in level 1 a bit longer and did some lovely rounds and Graham and Oscar (Labrador of about 6 months) did a first round nearly getting a promotion point for the next level, only missing out due to some little mistakes in the stays, but unfortunately that is costing dearly as it will loose all the points in the stays then (we have to be strict, even for cute puppy dogs). We had one dog in level 3 who lost on his stays and he was a bit confused with the red cones for the box and for the sending to the cone exercise, especially as they were all placed very close together, but that is something we can train on and improve. All good fun and inspiring  interesting new training ideas :-)

I can't wait till next year's competition and I hope we will have lots of participants again in 2013 :-)

Saturday, 15 September 2012

And the new Agility Club Champion 2012 is .......

Sally with Molly and the runner up is Gillian with Honey. Well done girls!! Sally kindly accepted the invitation to judge our level 1 agility competitions next year :-)

We now have 4 dogs in level 2:

  • Sally with Molly
  • Gillian with Honey
  • Laurel with Paddy
  • Sharron with Gracie
Nearly promoted with only needed a clear round in agility are:
Lily with Bailey, Jo with Grace, Alex with Gem, Steve with Sam

The end results after 3 competitions are:
  1. Sally with Molly (42 points)
  2. Gillian with Honey (40 points)
  3. Sharron with Gracie (38 points)
  4. Jo with Grace (37 points)
  5. Laurel with Paddy (20 points)
  6. Steve with Sam (19 points)
  7. Mary with Billy (15 points)
  8. Lily with Bailey (11 points)
  9. Alex with Gem (10 points)
  10. Megan with Rogie (3 points)
  11. Cassie with Dillon (2 points)
  12. Peter with Ben (1 point)
Well done everyone and I already look forward to the club championships of 2013 :-))))

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Jo Banks Photography

Jo took pictures at our last obedience competition. Here is a selection:

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Result second club obedience competition 2012

Level 1:

  1. Jill with Toby - 91% - promotion to level 2
  2. Jill with Grace - 86.5%  - promotion to level 2
  3. Tina with Lexie - 75%  - promotion to level 2
Level 2:
  1. Jo with Gus - 95.5 % (needs another score over 80% to have a promotion to level 3)
  2. John with Gem - 93.5%  (needs another score over 80% to have a promotion to level 3)
  3. Megan with Rogie - 87 % - promotion to level 3
  4. Trish with Daddy - 81% - promotion to level 3
  5. Sharron and Gracie - 77% (still needs a 2nd score over 80% to have a promotion to level 3)
  6. Lynn with Rosie - 76%
  7. Sally with Molly - 66.5%
  8. Sandra with Skye - 40%
Some dogs were a bit distracted today for their first time in level 2, where they have to work without food or a reward in the owners hand but a reward may be given at the end of the exercise. But all dogs did try hard but sometimes it just did not work out as well as in class.....not to worry, we still have 28 days to train till the next club obedience competition :-))))

Well done everyone!!! Next time we will have a level 3 competition as well, which will be loads of fun :-)

See you all then!