I recruited someone to take these pictures of Chase while I was running him. I don’t like to bug people but I do like to have some pictures! And I had the camera on Manual and I forgot to decrease the ISO setting so they are much too grainy. I need to get some software that will reduse the grainy, but I’m too poor to pay for anything.
Today was pretty good, but we didn’t get any Qs. Gamblers was great. But Chase didn’t get the last jump. I probably stopped and he came in to me, but dangit, I know I was standing right by that jump (the gamble was not far) and I had my arm out, and he went right under my arm and not over the jump. Ugh!
The Grand Prix was okay but Chase dropped about three bars, maybe four. But I was able to gather him up a bit after I lost him, which was good. He might be jumping flat because of flyball, but I’m determined to do both flyball and agility with him (and obedience!) so I just need to work with him.
Standard was quite good, but again he knocked a bar. He is jumping 22″ in USDAA as opposed to 20″ in AKC. Though I don’t know if those two inches are really that big of a difference. He doesn’t usually drop bars in AKC though he has been known to do so once in a while.
I hope to get some videos at the next trial. I would like to analyze our runs more. I’ve actually been asking people about their HD video cameras. I think I need one. 🙂 I am poor so can’t afford it, but maybe I’ll save up my pennies and see if I can invest in one, maybe even used or refurbished. Having an HDTV and low quality video is just not fun at all!
I have the next two weekends off of dog things! Well, of trials and tournaments, anyway. I’ll be doing training, for sure, and hopefully a fun match over the 4th of July. But I’m actually looking forward to having some home time the next couple weekends!