Sunday, July 31, 2011

Marvelous Sunday

I enjoyed my marvelous sunday today. After trials, all students wanted a break, and it's also a nice break for me too. Went for brunch in Changi Airport T3 this morning with my sweetie, and we had a good brunch and coffee. Went home to rest for a while before starting my training with Millie and Ashley.

Did some simple jumping exercises, sharpen our bond and execution. For Millie is all about timing, if I can find the rhythm, my execution with Millie will be flawless.

Ashley is getting along smoothly, setting in well in Agility. Did some jumping, tunnel, chute and weave-poles. Maybe his stamina is bad, after a few rounds of workout, he refused to jump on the first jump, but jump all the rest when directed. Poor boy must be tired.

After a good rest, I trained Millie on frisbee too. Rebound, stall, Aubrey, vaults and catches, a good refresher for Millie and me and she is still profusion in the moves.

It's been a long while since I have such a good time to train my own dogs. I will need to squeeze out some time just to do that, so that I can enjoy the training and companion of my dogs.

As always, have fun and stay positive!

Trials Results for 9th USDAA Sanctioned Trials!

Trials Results of our 9th USDAA Sanctioned Trials is now uploaded in our USDAA Singapore Website;

9th USDAA Trials Photo Album

9th USDAA Sanctioned Trials Photo Album is now uploaded for your enjoyment. All thanks to courtesy of Lynn Tan.

9th USDAA Sanctioned Trials@ 16 JULY 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Brave PUPsterS!

Today we went to our local kennel club show as a bystanders and not a participants. I quite like the feeling, however I will prefer to a participants anytime. We have 3 brave PUPsterS entered this show. They are Gillian and Sky, Nicole and Hope and Anderson and Blossom. Weather is good and all of us enjoyed the shows tremendously.

After a long break, Nicole and Hope are back and this team came back with a bang! Two clean runs in their maxi-novice jumpers class and earned their Jumping Dog Title. Well done Nicole and Hope, great wins with great handling. Anderson is a faithful USDAA scorer and she always have to give up her chances in USDAA Trials as a volunteer so that other participants can enjoy the shows. Thank God for local kennel show, now she can concentrate on her run. Guess what? Anderson and Blossom came in 3rd in the mini-novice jumpers class and this is their first clean run. Well done Ann and Blossom, your hardwork have paid off.

Gillian and Sky also have their good runs, however due to some faults, cause this team their win and placing. Take heart Gillian, continue to work hard, you will see your efforts pays off one day.

This being a great opportunity we brought along Guinness and she has proof her obedience. Guinness is so concentrated on us, she is quick to respond to her recall, distraction and a tempting big field to romp around. She has passed his test with flying color, she socializing well with all dogs and she is ready to enter competition when she is ready to compete.

Thanks to our supporters, Lynn, Yulin, kamal, Alex and Debra. This great support have given our participants strength to do well in the competition.

What a great day today? Once again well done to our brave PUPsterS,

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Great Agility Saturday - 23.07.2011!

Thank God its weekend again. This Saturday, we all have a blast! Started bright early in the morning, Nicole and Hope came to PUPS, The Household of Champions for a last lesson before the local kennel club agility shows.

This team has shown great improvement and this partnership has blossom. Nicole and Hope had some great runs, showing very good composure and skills throughout the runs.

In the evening, we have a few more teams joining for the training. Ann and Blossom, Aloysius and Blaze, Debra and Ashley and Dexter with Millie. The Course Design today, provide the team the opportunities to exhibit good control, added with some difficulties in jumping angles, tunnel, chute, tyre and broad jump.

All team have shown great control, making very good decisions in their respective handling moves. Pacing steady runs after their dogs has proof successful. I think today's runs will give them the confident needed to do well for next saturday agility competition at West Coast Dog Run.

Good luck PUPsterS, but don't forget to have fun with your dog. As always stay positive!

Friday, July 22, 2011

2012 Cynosport World Games!

Next Year 2012, USDAA will be celebrating 25th Years of running Grand Prix of Dog Agility World Championships in Colorado, USA. And our president have announced USDAA is sponsoring U$1,000 per team to the 2012 Cynosport World Games, if we can bring a team of 3 dogs & handlers to this World Championships. (This offer is open only to Singapore)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

SKC Trials on 30th July 2011

No time to rest on your laurels, one more week to go to SKC Trials, let's all work together to prepare for this coming trials in West Coast Park Dog Run.

Have fun & stay positive!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

9th USDAA Trials Report - 160711!

We are pleased to announce that our USDAA participants have surpassed our target of 50 supporters, thanks to all USDAA participants and those who love this great sport and the fun of doing agility with our beloveth Canine Partners.

Yesterday was our 9th USDAA Sanctioned Trials 2011. We were honour to have Mr. Kenneth Tatsch, our President of USDAA Inc to grace our event. We also have our sponsor Mr. Vincent John and Andy representing CASA FERA from Hong Kong, China and thanks to their generous sponsor of our prizes.

We were blessed with an excellent weather after a scary Saturday whole day rain storm. Miraculously, the weather were beautiful, the ground was fairly dry and we all had a swell day. This 9th USDAA, we were focusing on the full PERFORMANCE TITLING programmes.

We started with Snooker and Gamblers Class. Participants were presented with various challenges and technical difficulties however without forgoing the speed element of the sport, making the dog agility a continuous movement of speed, control and handling.

After our lunch break, we continue with the Pairs Relay, Beat-the-Clock games, the standard agility and the jumpers class. We have progressed tremendously, as we have participants in Performance 2 Standard Agility and Performance 2 and Performance 3 Jumpers Class.

We have in total 18 Qualifications awarded and many went home with our beautiful Medallions from Hong Kong, China, thanks to CASA FERA.

Both our guests from Hong Kong and our President, enjoyed the event and were impressed with the qualities and skills of our participants.

Once again we cannot but appreciate our volunteers of our event; Ann, Bernie, Gail, Catherine, Lynn, Gillian, Alloysius, a BIG THANK to YOU, without you we will NOT have our USDAA Trials.

Last but not lest, we also wanted to thank all participants for always supporting USDAA and this Great Sport of Dog Agility and I'm confident that we can see more growth in this community and let's all work together to see this sport reach another level in Singapore.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

9th USDAA Sanctioned Trials Update!

The latest 9th USDAA Trials Schedule is now available for download at this official site. Please also take note that, 9th USDAA Trials is a single day event and it's on 16 July 2011, Saturday.

We are attempting to do a LIVE STREAMING for our 9th USDAA Sanctioned Trials this Saturday. So let's keep our fingers crossed. And if all things turn up well, we will be the very FIRST to do LIVE STREAMING on a Agility Competitions in Singapore! Keep watch on this space.

We are honour to have Mr. Kenneth Tatsch, President of USDAA Inc to grace our event this Saturday 16 July 2011. And we also have our long-time friend, Mr Vincent John from HongKong, joining us for this event.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Great Agility Weekend - 2-3 JULY!

Great Agility Weekend - 2-3 July 2011!

A superb weekend of Dog Agility. We started with Hope & Nicole while Yulin is on holidays and Melvin back to Indonesia. For your information, Saturday was humid, hope & nicole were having tough time coping with the heat. However Hope & Nicole were performing very well. Especially in being able to manage the pace of their runs, very well executed crosses such as blind crosses, front crosses and tandem crosses. The team has very good eye on the line of the dog where given them very handy informations to manage, plan and control on their skills to improve their runs.

I have done many agility exercises with Millie and had some good runs. Special attention is given to Dogwalk, Weaveploes, Jumping, Broadjump and various crosses. During one of my run, benji was too excited and he decided to join the run, and I almost collided into him and I fell as I change my course to avoid a head on collision.

Millie was great this weekend, she was slick and performed excellently with her superpace weavepoles, running contacts, her trademark superslick pace jumping through the obstacles effortlessly.

In between agility training, Millie was called into action for some frisbee training. I also went for a good walk with Ashley. During our walk, we were confronted with a very daring Singapore Dog. I tried to pick up 2 stones to throw toward him and not at him to stop him to keep stalking us. By my 3rd attempt to pick up a stone, that street-smart dog, decided to turn-around and continue his journey home.

On Sunday, the weather is better, we were able to train before the sky hold no more at late six plus. Sky, Toby and Gillian had a great time. Starting from Sky, he is very quick and impatient, and Gillian need to be on her toe to be able to spar with Sky at his pace. In today training, Gillian and Sky did well in managing each other pace, skill, attention and commitment. On the other hand, Toby has been excellent. Toby did many cool runs with Gillian in short courses and Toby is showing his class. Keep watch for this team, they will be team to reckon in the future of Dog Agility in Singapore.

All in all a very fruitful and eventful weekend. Can't wait to start training with Millie again. We need to keep working as we prepare for the 9th USDAA International Dog Agility Sanctioned Trials in 2 weeks time. So if you have time and looking for a weekend of fun, do join us at Seng Kang Riverside Park on 16,17 July 2011.

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USDAAsg, Agility Dogs for Any Flavour!
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