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Monday, March 26, 2012

Sam's First Agility Trial

This last weekend we entered Sam in a Beginners/Intro Agility Show sponsored by Good Dog Agility.  He was entered into Standard and Jumpers, with the decision to skip Snooker and Gamblers - I didn't want him to get too tired in his first event!

Our goals for the day?  Complete each event and have fun!  We also added a new hat to the collection to celebrate the big day.

The front...  they matched Sam's colors!
The back...
 I always want Sam to be happy - look at his face.  I think my little guy was having the time of his life!
Leaving the dog walk

Weaves

The chute...

We had good friends there!  Thank you Judy for sharing your tent and Lin for all your advice - Sam and I are still learning and need lots of help....
I also think Sam needs a new handler - cough cough....  (I sent him crooked over the jump!)

...and thank you Brenda and Eugene, from Brenda's Arizona, for taking such awesome pictures! 

Sam doing a down stay.

My furry gazelle...
...and yes, we made a lot of mistakes, but we are still beginners.  ...but, every great once in a while you get  a surprise that makes you cry because you are so happy and never imagined it was possible...

40 comments:

  1. So Proud of you!!

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  2. Good job Sam!

    You'll never forget your first agility trial. Glad you both had a good time :)

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  3. Looking good, Sam! Congrats!

    Your pal, Pip

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  4. CONGRATS!!! I had fun watching you!!! I'm so glad you all had a great day together!!

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  5. Woo Hoo Sam!! Woo Hoo. Congratulations.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  6. He does look happy. Congratulations! Looks like you had a great meet.

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  7. Awwww, that is just wonderful, Sam and Mom - we are so very proud of and happy for both of you. A job very well done.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  8. White Dog howls of congratulations! You look awesome!

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  9. Good going Sam!! How awesome! And tell your handler there are no mistakes, it's all about fun and learning!!

    Congratulations!!

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  10. Congratulations!! I loved the pictures. Here's to many more fun trial days! Woowoos from Layla.

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  11. Congrats....what great pictures...and to see you in action. It was the best...

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  12. Congrats!
    Look at that happy face. Keep up the good work.

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  13. you sure have some moves... congratulations on your score!

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  14. Oh Sam, what a wonderful day you had and such a wonderful job you did. I love the picture of you with your ribbons. Congrats cutie!

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  15. Great job Sam! You sure look like you were having fun out there! Love the hat!

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  16. BIG Congratulations comin' your way to both Sam and to his handler!! Ribbons and everything!!! Wow!! Good for you!! And we think you had lots of fun too!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

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  17. Awesome job, Sam, and I LOVE your new cap! It's perfect!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch

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  18. Awww...congratulations! Sam got ribbons on his first trial, and he looks so happy! Makes me want to take up agility again with my guy.

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  19. Way to go, Sam! You're a rocking star!

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  20. Way to go Sam! You'll just keep getting better and better.

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  21. Wow! What a good job Sam!! (and to Sam's mom) We love those ribbons!

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

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  22. Fun fun fun!
    We loved watching and laughing and admiring these dogs and their owners. You both are awesome!

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  23. Wow! Nice work!! I love your new hat too!

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  24. Whoo hoo...Way to go Sam! Congratulations!
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

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  25. Oh my! Way to Go Sam! I really love the eye contact you have with your person...You really did a great job! And great pictures! I love them!

    The ribbons are extra special! And look so good on you!

    I wish I had at least one of those colorful ribbons! But that would mean I would have work and pay attention to my person...that just isn't on my agenda these days! HEHEHE

    Woofs!

    Baylor

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  26. Oh Sam! You did fantastic! I loved all your action shots - and you looked so sweet in the last one with your ribbons! :-)

    Slobbers,
    Honey the Great Dane

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  27. Sorry with the rough last couple of weeks I just now got a chance to see this. The hat looks great, and I am so pleased Sam had fun.

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  28. He is so cute!!!! And with a lovely and happy smile!!!! Sam was happy, he was playing with mom... so everything was super ok :))))
    Congrats!!!!!

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  29. Oh Sam! Thought we had come by, but wrong! You and Mom are such an awesome team - huge congrats on your fab performance in your FIRST trial - that is so cool!
    Hugs xoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

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  30. So good to see you both having such a blast with agility! :D Luv Luv Luv the hat! :D

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  31. Wow, your doing great Sam, Congratulations and were very proud of you :)


    Dog Shock Collar | Puppy & Human Bond

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  32. Awww that's so awesome!!! I LOVE the pictures. Especially the one of him with the ribbons and the one of the bad jump lol. Awesome shot!

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  33. Ahhh Sam good for you! You look good with ribbons in your hair.

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  34. Ahhh Sam good for you! You look good with ribbons in your hair.

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  35. Sam looks so proud of his ribbons. Nicely done! It looks like you all were having a good time and that is what matters the most.

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  36. Yay!! You are winners in our eyes! How fun! Bravo!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sweet hugs,
    Sierra Rose

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  37. Wow, Sam!!! Yeu are SO good! Those pitchewers were awesome!!!

    I am furry impressed and fur some reason, my the Mom's eyes are a little leaky.

    Excellent job, Pal!

    wif lubbs from Little Reufus

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