Monday, August 17, 2009

POTC Trial

I know I sound like a broken record, but I cannot say enough nice things about Peoria Obedience Training Club trial. That's where we were this past weekend and it was such a nice trial. I know that those of you that follow agility are wondering why we would go to an outdoor trial in August, and I admit, I worried about the heat, but as it turns out, everything went perfectly.

For starters, this is a small and friendly club... things are not super organized like a big trial, but that makes it feel more relaxed... sort of like a fun match. We were able to set our crates ringside, in the shade, right behind our cars, so no major loading-unloading. Add to this that the club members bring food for a big potluck lunch and you couldn't ask for a more enjoyable weekend. The one thing that we still struggle with, though, is finding restaurants with outdooor patios that allow dogs. We've only found a couple in Peoria, so if you know of some, please let us know!

Now, for the REAL reason we loved Peoria this weekend.... Maggie got her 10th Q in Jumpers, bringing home her Masters Agility Jumpers title (MXJ). On Sunday, though, she really smoked, not only bringing home a TRIPLE Q (FAST, Std, and JWW), but getting first place in all three. It doesn't get any better than that.

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