sobota, 16. avgust 2008

Toller Speciality 2008

As some of you already know me and Wi went to the Toller speciality in Sweden this year. It was held a few km out of Stockholm, 1st - 3rd August.
We went there with Wi's breeder and Wi's half-sister Lille (MMH's Donoma).
During the drive we also stopped at the seaside where both dogs got to enjoy the sea and sandy beaches.

On Friday me and Wi first started with obedience (Class 1). Due to some people missing we we're up first. I was really nervous and this resulted in me giving Wi some double commands in some ex. In heeling Wi got really distracted by everything around her (there we're 3 rings around us and in every ring a dog was working his round). But after heeling she relaxed again and her off-leash heeling part was loads better (tough it could be even better). She was also a bit slow in the recall but she came to me very nicely. I the "retrieve" ex. she grabbed the dumbell nicely but I left of it too soon and it fell down a bit in her mouth and we lost a point becouse of this. The last ex. was recall over the hurdle. This she never did before and she did it perfectly. But we lost points becouse I did a double command (first said her name and then called her...out of pure habbit ).
Overall we got just enough points to advance to Class 2 and to get 5th place in our group. Overall in all classes there we're only 10 dogs who got the 1st prize class. We we're one of them so I'm really proud of her.
Our class was won by Melanie and Mocca, our new friends. Mocca also became Obedience Toller of the year!!!

After obedience we went to Working test. There were 5 stations. My goals was to get through them all without a 0. And we did it! And not only we got though without a 0, we got enough points to place 20th out of 93 dogs! And Wi's half-sisters Lille and Bitti we're 3rd and 2nd and Wi's aunt Jill (same mother as Wi's dad) was 1st.

On Saturday we weren't enterd anywhere so we took this day to relax and in the afternoon we went to see agility competition and to cheer for our friend Inke and Cayuga. Agility Toller fo the year was Jill's brother and Wi's uncle.

On Sunday we attended conformation show. Wi was entered in the Intermedia class and was judged by Annmarie Maeland. There we're 20 bitches entered in our class. Wi's breeder was handling WI in the ring becouse she always runs badly with me (she keeps getting into heel position and then runs like a show horse). She ran nicely and got a HP (something like and excellent and was chosen as the 4th best bitch in her class.

Overall we had a blast. We met a lot fo new people and made some friends, got a lot of experiences and I got a lot of new ideas for our trainings.
Maybe next year we'll do even better.

More photos can be seen here: Album

1 komentar:

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Congratulations! Sounds like you had fun AND did well!