July 6, 2009

Well this is a bit overdue but our AAC regionals was a huge success!  Our regionals were in Lethbridge this year and flashing Canines and Go Dog Go put on a great event.  Unfortunately Chase re-injured his iliopsoas so I had to pull him from regionals and the steeplechase finals.  Bounder once again won her division for the 8th year in a row keeping her streak of winning every single regional she has every run at in both Canada and the US.  Bounders regional runs were the first time on a course since last fall but you would never know it.  The highlight of my weekend would have been her jumpers run where she beat every single dog in all height divisions beating the next fastest dog by almost a full second, not bad for 10 years old!

Riot and Preston also held their own and were running just about neck and neck all weekend until the last run of the competition where Riot and I took an unfortunate off course.  Preston managed to beat out his sister at his first ever regional competition placing 2nd overall with Riot in 4th place.  All three dogs made it into the steeplechase finals where Bounder came out in 1st, Preston in 2nd and Riot in 3rd.

Even more exciting than my own dogs was the success of my students at this years regional.  five placements on the 16′ regular podium, 5 placements on the 22′ regular podium and 7 more podium finishes in all other divisions.

2009 stuedents and winnings

2009 students and winnings

After regionals we headed out west to the Okanogan where I taught three days of agility seminars then enjoyed some time off and an AAC trial hosted by Dog O Pogo.  The trial was in the cold stream valley and was picturesque.  Here are a few runs of Riot and Preston, it was so relaxing running just two dogs 🙂

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One Response to “”

  1. Chantal Thibeault said

    Congratulations to you and all your students!!!! Very handsome group
    &:)
    Chantal

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