I thought you’d get a kick out of this news. Lyric had her first agility trial this weekend. I did limited runs so as to not get her too stressed by all the noise, activity, people at a trial. We were inside in a. conditioning and the venue is one I’ve never done before…. NADAC (North American Dog Agility Council). It’s a very “dog friendly” venue as the handler is encouraged to reward the dog verbally and actually have a couple of “mistakes” as long as you complete the course.
Lyric has no trouble with time!! She flies through the course and appears to think it’s a real hoot. She is also very bitable probably because of field work so she takes direction and I don’t have to run nearly as much as some handlers. She won the “weavers” class….a class that consists of jumps, tunnels, weavepoles done several times and the best time and dog/handler that complete the course wins. No dog could touch her speed and accuracy. I made the mistake of not having a video…damn!…but here is her picture with a ribbon.
I will probably do AKC masters hunt tests this fall. We have to summer to work on skills and also start AKC agility.
Thank you again for allowing me to share my life with such a wonderful pup!
Lyric De L’Escarbot TAN JH