Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
USDAA has put up some updates on the Cynosport Games as well as our run schedules online. Go see if you can spot our dog's as well as our names. he he. We will get to see Susan Garrett first hand in action at the Championship with her dogs as well as other great Agility Trainers.
There will be over 1000 competitors participating with 6 rings build up for Agility. There will also be Flyball, Dock Jumping, Canine Freestyle, Herding and Rally O. Lots of Vendors are setting up stores there lots of things to see and do even if you are not competing. So if you happen to be about in USA take a flight down to Pheonix, the temperatures are predicting to be lower from next Wednesday which is good news for all.
We have just arrived into Scottsdale after a long 6.5 hr drive in our rented SUV. We made 3 pit stops in between and saw many interesting desert sceneries. Couple of aweful road kills on the ground "groused out!" Lots of big trucks travelling on the roads between California and Arizona.
Apologies have difficulty downloading videos in this blog. More of our practice videos can be seen at www.youtube.com/pups.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Just completed our Day 1 training this Afternoon at Contact Point's Training Centre. The ground was super dry and sandy. The Southern winds are blowing down real strong towards the Pacific Ocean giving us dry cool but sandy winds. Temp was around the range of 70 to 75 degree farienheit This is the first time the dogs are training on such weather and surface. But seems like they are getting the hang of it better than we do. We had trouble running on the surface at first and the sands were blowing right at our face. We practically ate dirt, I mean sand in our mouths, had a fall giving me small abrasions on my hands and knees but it is all part and parcel of training.
We should be putting up some pics and videos by Wednesday, today's weather was so windy all our stuff got blown off our camp chairs including the camera that caught sand and dirt in it and we had to clean it all up. Bugger.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Shuttle Services Area in LAX
Max acclimating to his new "home"
Keesha "pooped" out
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
The FCI World Championship has just ended on the 30th Sept. The Swiss are the winners again.
Toshi our friend and Agility Teacher has just return from there. Ranking no. 17 in the World Agility Large Individual. We extend our Congrats to Toshi and Queen Bee. The only Asian to be in the top 20 again.
We hope to meet him again next year either in Japan or get him over for our 2nd seminar in Singapore.
Congrats Toshi and Queen Bee! What a great run!
Some exciting amendment: Just called Toshi today, he is not rank 17 but 11 with his combine overall performance! Wow!! He is top 12 in FCI World Agility Championship! He says he is celebrating "a little bit" What a humble guy!