We had a great time at the cold Latigo NADAC trial this weekend.
We ended up Q'ing 9 of 13 runs. Skye had the best speed I have seen to date, with jumpers runs of 6.9 and 6.3 yards per second, and Open Standard runs of 5.35 and 5.55 yps. Tunnelers was really fast too. I am very happy with how our speed has picked up (of course, NADAC courses are more wide-open than AKC courses)
We Q'd 3/4 Open Standard runs, all 1st place (out of 6 dogs), which gives me my OAC title and lets me move up to Elite (yea!). We also earned our Novice Jumpers and Novice Tunnelers titles. 8-)
I was also pleased that Skye nailed almost every weave entry. In our NQ Standard run, he popped out at pole 10... twice! Add to that a knocked bar and a jumped contact, and that run was a mess, but at least we put all our bad elements into just 1 run and didnt spread them out over multiple runs.
The FAAD students had a great showing. Lots of accomplishments and nice handling out there. The red jacket gang should be proud!
Thanks to my wife & instructor for the videoing and reminder of possible beatings for sloppy handling... just keeping us honest out there :-D