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Grand Prix Quarterfinal Analysis by Tania Chadwick

How did the first round go?


It was a course that had some fast sections and some areas that required attention.  The opening caught some handlers with the second bar coming down.  I think it was the slight angle of the #2 jump in relation to the Aframe.  Handlers led out past #2 and the angle and the handlers nerves may have rushed the dogs turn to the Aframe causing the bar to come down.

The teeter/dogwalk discrimination didn't cause too many any problems.

Some bars came down at #9 because of the angle from the #8 tunnel and the approach to the weaves.

The surprise was the off course from the dogwalk to #5 versus #12.  Handlers hesitating just a bit saw their dogs cut across their feet and over the #5 jump.

Some good runs included Joanne Lutterman and her Sheltie, Tux and Amber Abbott and her Staffie, Pokey.

Tania Chadwick has been competing in USDAA for 10 years and made it through to the Grand Prix Semifinal.

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