We had another agility trial yesterday, it was held in Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia (after Ljubljana). We had two nice runs, both clean, so that made me happy. I got a little lost in our first run and almost took Xsara to the wrong obstacle, but she was very responsive when I called her so we just lost some time, but got no penalty points. The contact on the dogwalk also wasn't perfect (she has beautiful contacts in training but not so much on trials), but it was done with her rear foot (I triple-checked it on the video). I wanted to make a front cross after the last tunnel, but wasn't able to outrun her, so I had to make a rear cros and it didn't turn out that well, but it was OK. I was still trying to play it a little bit too safe instead of just running, so that is my mission for the rest of the season - run faster, trust Xsara more and improve our times a little more so that we can go to A3/J3 next season. We have improved our times from last year for about 0.2 m/s, so there definitely is progress. Here are the videos of our trial - I found jumping (second run) quite difficult:
- Xsara and Tani
- Sava Sara Brakada, AKA Xsara was born on 06-27-2004. She was raised in Kennel Brakada spending the first two months of her life on beautiful countryside Gorenjska (Slovenia) with her siblings and parents. As soon as she came to Ljubljana we started a puppy class, followed by an obedience class. She passed her B-bh exam with 96 points (instructor Agility EO winner Polona Bonač). We now continue with Rally-Obedience under Polona's supervision. Our biggest passion however is Agility. We started our first Agility class in October 2005 (club Agility Ilirija, instructor Silvia Trkman, two times agility world champion). When Silvia stopped teaching agility classes, we switched to Daša Zakotnik. We regularly participate in Agility trials in Slovenia and sometimes abroad. Xsara also loves to learn new dog tricks, you can see some of them in our videos. Her other passions include long walks, big meals and playing with dogs, specially her pyr shep sister Tani, her crazy agility pals and her sister Sena.