Queensday Agility Match

Yesterday we had our first agility match of 2011! It was soooo much fun!! Tillo and I ran three DQ's out of four runs, but Tillo did really well! ..except for one round, where he was performing his complete own route.. gg.. But that was quite funny too.. The judge was trying to give tips.. and I was like.. yeah right.. wanna try it yourself πŸ˜‰

Of course we brought BF with us! πŸ˜ƒ He was great company and also the photographer πŸ˜‰ Here some of his pics:

First thing we saw in the morning..

Tillo at the start.. and me trying to control his enthusiasm..

Now that's a good boy!

Tillo ready to start…

And there he goes!

Completely stretched out

On top of the A-frame

Tillo flying

Working together

Dogwalk.. up..

..and down..

More jumps

Tillo on his way to the dogwalk

All the way down!

Cute butt πŸ˜ƒ

Focus..

A-frame again

Tillo runs out of the shute

Final jump second round: happy handler! (this was the round he completely ruined ;))

Happy Tillo too!

"I did good, huh, mom?!"

"Of course you did!!"

Third round.. Tillo ran off at the start.. gg.. this is him on his way back!

Starting over again

Some jumps

Last jump third round

Good boy!

Leaving the ring together

BF made a video with his phone of our last run. It was a tunnel race..! I uploaded it to FB: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2034418742633 but there are probably some privacy settings that make it impossible to watch.. :S If BF is home, I'll upload it to YT πŸ™‚

One of our trainers made some pics as well:

Tillo waiting for my instrucions

Nice flying pic

And another

Tillo on the dogwalk

Me handling, Tillo jumping..

..And flying

Love his face in this one πŸ˜ƒ

A good jump

And to finish off.. a jump that probably didn't end well πŸ˜‰

Did I mention we had fun?! πŸ˜ƒ

Fabulous pics!!!
I would love to see a video of Tillo when he 'ran his own course', I imagine funny too.

Your jumps look high; when I did agility with Nicky years ago, I don't think her jumps were but 12 inches, maybe 18, she could "hop" over them without the running start Tillo demonstrates so beautifully!

Wow!! Stunning photos and also a stunning performance, really!!! Imagine the work you put in vs. the work someone with their border collie (which I love!) put in!!! Thanks for the encouragement!

Houston

Amazing pictures..I don't know if I have any favorites 'cause they are all soooo good..
Love how you share him with us….thank you.

wonderful pics! can't wait to see the video as i am very interested in how european agility differs from the us agility. clearly tillo has to jump higher than our dogs do. in AKC agility dogs from 14-18 inches tall (shoulder height) jump 16 inches. there is also an option of jumping one jump height lower. your a frame looks lower, or maybe you're really tall. I think the akc aframe height is 5 1/2 feet tall. (clearly we don't do metric here, and my brain is fuzzy, so i can't translate that for you) it is even taller in usdaa agility. however i've also read that many of the courses are harder as eu agility has a lot of sending the dog to the backside of a jump, etc. but in the us we have a lot of tunnel under the aframe/dogwalk, which you dont? do we get more pics from Sunday? thanks for sharing!!!

@MacPack:

Fabulous pics!!!
I would love to see a video of Tillo when he 'ran his own course', I imagine funny too.

Your jumps look high; when I did agility with Nicky years ago, I don't think her jumps were but 12 inches, maybe 18, she could "hop" over them without the running start Tillo demonstrates so beautifully!

Thank you! Yes, it's really funny to see him run his own course. He doesn't do one tunnel.. Nooo.. tunnels, A-frames, dogwalks, jumps.. everything.. until he thinks: Hey… where did mom go..? She normally runs somewhere near me" :rolleyes:

The jumps are indeed high for Tillo. We have two agility organizations in the Netherlands. Following the rules of Cynophilia, Tillo is a large, because he's higher than 43 cm at the withers. He has to jump 65 cm :eek: The other organization has other classes.. Tillo is a medium there (40-50 cm at withers) and has to jump 55 cm. That's the height he's jumping in these pics, because this was Cynophilia debutant height. So for the official (Cyno) matches they have to go up another 10 cm!

@agilebasenji:

wonderful pics! can't wait to see the video as i am very interested in how european agility differs from the us agility. clearly tillo has to jump higher than our dogs do. in AKC agility dogs from 14-18 inches tall (shoulder height) jump 16 inches. there is also an option of jumping one jump height lower. your a frame looks lower, or maybe you're really tall. I think the akc aframe height is 5 1/2 feet tall. (clearly we don't do metric here, and my brain is fuzzy, so i can't translate that for you) it is even taller in usdaa agility. however i've also read that many of the courses are harder as eu agility has a lot of sending the dog to the backside of a jump, etc. but in the us we have a lot of tunnel under the aframe/dogwalk, which you dont? do we get more pics from Sunday? thanks for sharing!!!

The A-frame was lower than normal, because Tillo competed in debutant class. I don't know the official height of the A-frame.. And I'm not that tall.. gg.. only 1.72 m πŸ˜‰

We also have tunnels under A-frames etc, but, lucky for us.. they don't make it too hard in debutant class.. And I don't know how it is at the official matches, but at the training we do practise those jumps from the backside a lot.. BF didn't make pics of the other dogs, but my trainer makes lots of pics at agility matches. You can find them here: http://curlie.net/gallery/

I'll upload the video to YT, but it's not an official run. It was a game, so 4 tunnels and 4 jumps.. Maybe you can find some YT vids of Dutch agility matches?

okay, so 55cm is almost 22 inches, which is what Diggie was jumping in USDAA many, many years ago. 65cm is 25 1/2 inches - that's a LOT to jump especially for a heavier built breed.

that looks like a lot of fun! in nadac, there is a tunnelers game, but it is JUST tunnels. the first time i tried it with Digital, on the 3rd tunnel he was like "really? another tunnel??" but it was okay b/c tunnels are his favorite. (well, really i think the chute or closed tunnel is his real favorite)

ps - i wish i had 2 more tunnels, i'd try that pattern!

Wow, great to see him doing this!!!
Makes me so jealous :D:D

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