This winter we trained hard and tried to put our dogs in any tournament like situation that they may run into, however, no matter how much you try, you can never truly recreate the excitement of a tournament setting, which is exactly what our dogs taught us once again at this tournament, lol!
Our Aviators team had some struggles on Saturday. It was definitely not our best showing, but we all pulled together and we ended up taking first in Division 1. It was a total team effort with all 6 dogs listed on that team running. On Sunday we changed a few things around and had a much better day, once again taking first in Division 1. We would like to say a huge thank you to Jules for calling our passes all weekend, we were very short handed and we really appreciated your help and the help of everyone who stepped in and ball shagged for us! THANK YOU!!!
Our Red Eye team, on the other hand, had an AMAZING weekend! We found out the week before the tournament that our teammate Christine could not attend, as she is suffering from a concussion. We are wishing her a speedy recovery and we hope to see her on the lanes very soon! What this meant for our Red Eye team is that we were losing her two dogs (one which was a 7” height dog). Therefore, we had to do some rearranging for that team. On Saturday Red Eye consisted of all veteran aged dogs, jumping 10” and they went undefeated and took first in Open 2. On Sunday we were very happy that Donna from Paws on Deck and her dog Joey were able to run with us for the day. We also moved Nika over to Red Eye as start dog and she had a great day! Red Eye once again went undefeated and took first.
Two titles for our team this weekend: Nika earned her FDCH-G and Rev earned his FGDCH 40K. They both earned their titles the last heat of our last Red Eye race! We also received our 2015-2016 Region 10 Championship plaque. Congratulations to all the teams who hit PB’s and achieved new titles this weekend, I know there were many.
Big shout out to our puppies Bond & Fitz who looked amazing in green dogs! We are so proud of how well these puppies are doing. And Bond even caught his first Frisbee at the tournament in between racing!
Even though it was not smooth sailing, the end result is exactly how we wanted to start our season. The countdown is on until the next tournament and we have plenty to work on before then! We also have a little celebration to attend – Sonya & James get hitched on May 20th!!!
Until next time!