I'm at the Sydney All Breeds Dog Training Club's annual obedience trial.
Guess what I finally did...
Yep, got my third pass and earned my CD title! Whooo hooo!
There were just a few times I got distracted in our heel work, but not enough to score too badly. I got through all the other exercises pretty well -just a few points off for some not-quite-straight sits. These people are definitely picky, picky.
But never mind, I got enough points to pass and that's the main thing. Now it's on to Open class where there are some new exercises and I get to chase the dumbbell and go over jumps which might be fun.
Here we are posing with our pass certificate and ribbons for getting our title (complete with poodle leg).
I've finally caught up with Selby and Billy who are already in Open class. Three Airedales should be impressive.
On Saturday, I went to my first agility trial. It was so much fun. And although I didn't get a 'clean run', I did get through all my courses with just some minor faults.
Kay was very happy with me - there were just a few moments when I lost focus - like when I saw Neil on the sidelines taking pictures.
But really, it's Kay that needs more work - on her fitness levels, 'cause I was running fast and she was seriously puffing!
See her in this clip trying to get ahead of me to do a front cross, but I just zoomed on and she had to abandon that and just try and keep up - heehee.
I even got the weave poles right, if a bit slow.
In a way, it is a tortoise and hare kind of event... the border collies were just so, so fast - but they often made mistakes like taking the wrong jump and got eliminated. I just came along carefully, did everything in the right order... and ended up with two firsts, a second and a third place.
I am a seven year old Airedale Terrier. My full name is Oldiron Shirazamataz CD AD JD RN. That CD at the end of my name means that I have two Obedience titles - and working on the next one. I've also got titles for agility and jumping as well. My eldest daughter, Gracie (now 4yo) gets to share my blog too.