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Quiz and I competed in two days of ASCA Agility this weekend. We Q'd in 6 of 10 runs (and placed in 4 of them - one 1st, two 2nds and a 4th), but best of all, he held his start lines! The start line had become a weak point for us, so I took about a year off and really re-tooled it... and it seems (fingers crossed!) to be helping!

The courses were all really nice and flowed quite well... even in areas where, during the walk thru, you'd think for sure the dogs would bomb it. For example, there was a jumpers run that started with 4 jumps in a straight line, aiming DIRECTLY at a tunnel that you weren't supposed to take! I was thrilled that we Q'd in that run b/c I lead out really far and he held the start, and he didn't suck into the tunnel!

So now he's officially completed all the requirements for his Elite titles in Jumpers, Standard and Gamblers, and I guess if we keep showing in ASCA, we're now on the road to the ATCH! He has half his points for jumpers already, but very few points for Standard or Gamblers. I don't know if we'll seriously go for it. I kinda like having the titles and just using the runs to try different handling tricks that I'm normally not brave enough to do when I'm really hoping for the Q. I dunno. We'll just see what happens. There aren't a ton of ASCA trials around anyway.

OMG... and the BEST thing about ASCA is the cheaper entries! I paid $9 per run vs. AKC pricing of about twice that!

He's a tired boy tonight!

-Stephanie
 

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Congratulations :) ASCA sounds a lot like the NADAC around here {ASCA is sometimes combined with NADAC) and the courses are fun!
 

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Sounds like a great weekend, although I profess major ignorance to a lot of what you're talking about....
 

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Awesome job Quiz (and Stephanie)! Sounds like you had a great time. Like Hotel4dogs I get lost in the umpteen million agility titles, but sounds like you know what you're talking about and that is what counts!
 

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Wahoo Stephanie & Quiz that's the way to do it...don't you just love those flowing courses and price per run..great job.
 

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Congrats!!! You and Quiz could start joining Janelle and family on all their crazy road trips to New Mexico ... but if you want to get very serious in AKC, doing much ASCA or NADAC is probably not the way to go.

You guys should do the AKC in Walnut on November 27-28 ... and some of the big giant AKC trials over New Years :D

Sunrise - how long have you been doing agility? They stopped dual-sanctioning ASCA/NADAC trials quite a few years ago, and I always get weird stares when I mention how we haven't done ASCA since they stopped combining it with NADAC, because most people don't even remember that's how it used to be :p:
 

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Congrats!!! You and Quiz could start joining Janelle and family on all their crazy road trips to New Mexico ... but if you want to get very serious in AKC, doing much ASCA or NADAC is probably not the way to go.

You guys should do the AKC in Walnut on November 27-28 ... and some of the big giant AKC trials over New Years :D

Sunrise - how long have you been doing agility? They stopped dual-sanctioning ASCA/NADAC trials quite a few years ago, and I always get weird stares when I mention how we haven't done ASCA since they stopped combining it with NADAC, because most people don't even remember that's how it used to be :p:
Thanks!!

I was considering going with them to the New Mexico trial b/c a good friend of mine from high school just moved there, but then I learned that my friend and the trial are at opposite ends of the state, so that might not work out. I have trailed Team Taxi as far as Hollister for a trial!

Quiz needs 1 more leg in Ex-A Jumpers. From there, I will likely just dabble. It would be fun to have MACH goals - and I know he could do it - but gosh, those entries are expensive and my priority is obedience. I'm happy to have gotten him up to the point of being successful at the Excellent/Elite level. We've only shown 3 weekends to accumulate 5 of the 6 EX-A legs; to me, that's "successful". Once we earn our UD in obedience and I decide if we're going for the UDX or not (10 QQs in Open/Utility), then I can decide if we want to "seriously" go after MACH status. Between now and then, we'll show periodically in AKC and will try to make a point to hit any local ASCA shows.

So many dog shows, so little time (and $$). ;)
 

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Right, I forget that some people actually like that obedience stuff better ;) Quiz has so much potential in agility though, you should think about doing more.
 

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Right, I forget that some people actually like that obedience stuff better ;) Quiz has so much potential in agility though, you should think about doing more.
Awww... you're too kind!
 
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