Thursday, August 23, 2012
Three weekends of consecutive dog sports competitions had tired me out. Never in Singapore, that we have back-to-back competitions for three weeks. Dogs and humans are happy & exhausted. We are looking forward to November for another exciting Months of Dog Sports Activities & Competitions.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
NDW 2012 @12 AUG! Last Sunday, dated 12 August was our NDW 2012. NDW stand for National Dog Walk 2012 Event. Apart from the usual Dog Walk event, the highlight events were the 60 Superweaver Challenge, Kingpins Jumpers Challenge and Dog Agility Knockout Match. This NDW 2012 was grace by our Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Hsien Loong and he flagged off the final of the 60 Superweaver Challenge. This was significant to Pet Owners in Singapore, besides talking about responsible Pet Ownerships, we want the Government to know our Sports and the benefits it bring along with well trained dogs and making them an asset to the Society. We brought Millie for the challenges and Picca was there to socialize and getting use the the hype in competition! During the Agility Knockout Match, Millie was too eager and misses the weave poles and went straight into the tunnel and she was given a DQ. However during the second event, 60 Superweaver Challenge, she outclassed 11 challengers and emerged as WINNER! And she WON a Whole Year Supply of Eagle Pro Dog Food, thanks to the good people of Eagle Pro and Mr. Yap. The last event was the Kingpin Jumpers Challenge. Millie was DQ as she took the wrong jump due to handler mistake. I sincerely hope that through such National Event, the Government and Singaporeans alike, will understand the pet owners and together we can make Singapore a Better Place for All!
Monday, August 13, 2012
Millie, DiamondIsle Millenium, our 4 years old female Border Collie, emerged as WINNER for the 60 Superweaver Challenge at National Dog Walk 2012 event. This event was graced by our Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Hsien Loong.
A great win for Millie. Since this was her first attempt on 60 weavespoles.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Superb Sunday! Last Sunday was our Singapore Kennel Club Agility & Jumpers Trials. The venue was at West Coast Dog Run and our Agility & Jumpers Judge is Mrs Barbara Murfet from Australia. We fielded Millie for her 39th & 40th Maxi-Jumpers Novice Class and 114th & 115th Maxi-Agility Novice Class. I loved my runs with Millie, even though, we did not qualify, I have load of fun running this little Speeding Gonzales. After every run, I learn to see her movement, how she see me on course, how my positioning actually help her in her line and path. I love her speed and motions. On each Agility & Jumpers Class, I have made just 1 mistake if not I would have good timing on course which is important in the Sport of Dog Agility. We also fielded Benji for his 39th & 40th Midi-Jumpers Novice Class and 114th & 115th Midi-Agility Open Class. Benji is already 9+ and will turn 10 in November. And Benji is 1 leg short of his Jumpers Dog Title (JD Title). Due to my leg cramp, Debra was handed the task to run Benji for both Midi-Agility Open Class. I enjoyed my two (2) Midi-Jumpers run with Benji and even though I did an appropriate blind cross after a tunnel, but due to the fact that I failed to align Benji for the Jump, it caused our final leg and his Jumpers Dog Title (JD Title). The other two (2) Midi-Agility Open runs were good with speed and pace, but due to handlers’ mistakes, it caused our qualifications. Overall the events were excellent, great runs with both our dogs, great handling by our handlers, but just not our day. We are feeling good about our runs and handling, and we do believe our future trials are only going to gets better by the day.