Posted Date: November 2, 2006
The first class gets underway.
This was a fun class to get us in the groove for the week ahead. Because of the change in the way the times were recorded for the class, the strategy was a bit different compared to years past.
The times were generous, so the majority of handlers were looking to take their time and work the course with a little more deliberate effort.
I saw many bars down for those handlers with the big dogs taking the #6 tunnel to the #7 triple jump. Dogs were getting lots of speed from the tunnel and rushing the triple. Also many dogs were coming off of the teeter as a result of handlers standing too close to the teeter in their lead-out.
Tania Chadwick has been competing in USDAA for 10 years and is the President for The Bay Team, one of the largest agility clubs in the country.