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…It’s Miley the Boston Terrier at the AKC Agility Trials! :) Miley tears it up at the Huntsville (HOTC) and Decatur (DAKC) AKC Agility trials in May of 2009!
Kevin gives us a handler’s look at what we’ll see in these videos…
The first run is Miley getting her second leg (second qualification- just one more and she’ll move up to the next class!) in the Open Standard division.
The second run is another Open Standard course which could have earned her the OA (Open Agility- it would’ve been the “third leg”) title but she knocked a bar off in the middle of the course. That’s never happened before! It is still a really nice run.
The third run is of Miley finally getting her Open Standard title (She finally got that third leg!). Miley got a little confused on the table- she was supposed to sit but she just wanted to lay down! But I finally got her sitting and we kicked it into high gear to finish under time. Amazingly we still got first place on that run to go along with the title!
The fourth run is Miley’s first run on an Excellent A Jumpers with Weaves (JWW) course. We were doing so good until I crossed her up right at the end to get a refusal on a jump which NQ’d us. Sorry Miley, we’ll get it next time!
The fifth run in this video is Miley getting her first Q in an Excellent A standard course. We took it slow and steady to make sure we didn’t fall for any traps out there, but we still came away with 1st place.
The last run is Miley getting her first Q in an Excellent A JWW course. I love doing the JWW courses because Miley can do them so fast. She picked up first place on that run as well.”
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They love to bounce it back and forth- like seals!
My, what BIG TEETH you have, Miley!
Miley doesn’t like swimming in the ocean, but she loves swimming in the pool! :)
She just jumps right it- It’s hard to keep her out of it.
She LOVES it when you bring the ball out- just look at those eyes! :)
She’s great at volleyball *in* the pool too.
Miley swims with slow, relaxed, easy strokes.
Howie usually prefers to lounge by the pool and watch- but eventually he can’t resist. He has to join in on the fun! :)
Oof- I think that water was a little colder than he was expecting!
But after he jumps in a couple of times, he gets used to it and dives right in like a pro. :)
Howie swims *fast*!!! And with all his might! He would *easily* beat Miley in a race. :)
He tries to play pool volleyball too. ;)
When they’re not swimming, Miley and Howie are right at the edge of the pool, trying to get that ball!
The look on Miley’s face after a successful serve is priceless! :)
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This “Attention Dogs” sign cracks me up every time! :)
Miley and Howie love fetching this bright orange rubber bouncy ball anywhere they go…
But Miley thinks it’s so much more fun with the salty air in her hair and the sand between her toes! ;)
If the ball goes into the ocean, Howie makes a big splash diving in to retrieve it :)
While fighting over possession of the ball, Howie body slams into Miley- 2 dogs, 8 legs, and none of them touching the ground!
This time Howie dove for the ball, but ended up taking a tumble and rolled a few feet in the sand.
Howie always has a blast running up and down the beach.
When it comes to the ocean, Howie is the brave one- He’ll just jump right in!
He loves swimming out into the surf and fetching sticks.
Miley prefers to stay on the beach and catch her frisbee.
Of course Howie joins in on the beach frisbee fun too. ;)
A little too much sand there, Howie?
Miley and Howie race at top speed across the sand- to see who can get to the frisbee first!
Uh oh! It went into the ocean!
But that’s no problem for Howie. :)
Now if the ball goes into the ocean, Miley has to go get it. She doesn’t like it, but Howie’s mouf isn’t big enough to hold onto the ball! :)
Howie’s soakin’ up the rays- check out his new beachy surfboard collar! :)
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This was Howie’s first ever agility meet. It is the North Alabama Canine Cruisers NADAC trial. He was a bit overwhelmed and ran a little slow, but he did get a qualifying run on a Novice Jumpers course. This was Miley’s second NADAC trial and she finished off her Novice Jumpers title.
Howie’s first trial run, Novice Regular (NQ)
Howie’s first qualifying run, Novice Jumpers – 4th place! (out of 13)
Miley getting a Q on a Novice Regular run – 1st place! (out of 12)
Miley’s title run on Novice Jumpers – 2nd place! (out of 16)
Miley getting a Q on a Open Jumpers course – 1st place! (out of 4)