A NEAT time at NADAC

This weekend club members Nancy, Miranda, Annie, and Lauren all went to the NADAC trial hosted by Addicted to Agility in Rhode Island.

At their first NADAC trial, Miranda and Penny had a lot of success! It took Penny a few tries to get used to the black colored contacts but then Penny became quiet proficient with her favorite obstacle (the dog walk). Penny racked up 4 Q’s and 2 first, 3 second, 3 third, and 2 fourth places …  way to go Penny!

Also new to NADAC was Annie and her dogs Bonney and Chico. Bonney had a wonderful weekend with 5 Q’s including two towards her Novice Regular title! She was happy to see old doggy friends but also made a new friend in a handsome dog named Beau.  Chico, (who is 13!), has competed in many other venues making it all the way to Master’s but this was his first time in NADAC. He enjoyed starting over at the novice level and Q’ed all 10 runs he entered in! But most importantly he may have been the happiest dog on the course and many enjoyed watching his sheer joy as he sped around the ring over each obstacle in his way!

Nancy and Skipper had a great time but were only able to make the trial on Saturday morning but still had some great runs including a perfect, smooth, connected Regular run with a Q and a 1st place. And Nancy was happy that every set of weave poles was perfect all day! You can watch a video of Skipper’s regular run  – look at him go!!!

 

Lauren and Dahli competed in 16 runs and earned 9 Q’s (including their first open Q in jumpers!). Dahli also earned 4 new titles (Novice Barrelers, Novice Tunnelers, Novice Hoopers, and Novice Regular). Dahli enjoyed her time running in the ring but most enjoyed the fish skins and mozzarella cheese she earned as a reward.

USDAA Trial in Amherst

This past weekend many members were present at the BARK USDAA trial in Amherst.

Here’s a few highlights:

Sandy and Jed earned a Gambler Q (#25 = Gambler Champion Silver), a Standard Q and a Pairs Q (Master’s Level).

Liz and Dexter earned a Q in P1 Pairs and Snooker in their second ever USDAA Trial!!!

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Dexter showing off his 2 Q’s and 2 firsts!

Annie and Bonney got their 3rd Q in P1 Snooker earning their P1 Snooker title!

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Bonney with her P1 Snooker Title Ribbon!

Lauren and Dahli got 4 Q’s in P1 Snooker, Jumpers, Gamblers, and Pairs (with Liz/Dexter).

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Dahli was tuckered after 4 runs at the trial.

Amanda and Norm! got a Q in P1 jumpers – their second jumpers Q towards their P1 jumpers title!

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“Only one more Q and I get my P1 jumpers title!” – Norm

All Dogs Gym USDAA trial

NEAT members Amanda and Lauren spent some time at the USDAA Trial at All Dogs Gym in Manchester, NH on February 23 and 25.

Amanda and Norm had a wonderful time at their second USDAA trial and earned two firsts and a Q in P1 Jumpers! He spent some time posing with Amanda after the trial and said wow that jump is way too high for me!

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Amanda and Norm celebrating after a fun day!

Lauren’s dog Dahli earned 3 Q’s in Intro including one in Snooker completing their Intro Snooker title. On Sunday they moved up to P1 and earned Q’s in Jumpers, Gamblers and Snooker – you can see a cool video of their gamble and snooker run on instagram (follow Dahli at @dahlithebc).

 

NADAC New Years Trial

Nancy and Lauren went to the Addicted to Agility New Years NADAC trial and had a wonderful time!

Skipper had a weekend almost as big as the jump seen below and got his Outstanding Novice Jumpers title (5Qs), Novice Barrelers title, and his Novice Regular title and Qs in many other classes including tunnelers, chances, and intro weavers! You can see a video of Skipper in a jumpers run here.

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Skipper jumps BIG!

It was Dahli and Lauren’s first time at a NADAC trial. They entered novice standard, jumpers, chances, touch n go, tunnelers, barrelers, and hoopers and intro weavers. They ended the weekend with 13 Q’s and a Novice Jumpers title. 

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Dahli sits waiting for a treat – she is much happier about that then all the silly pieces of fabric in front of her!