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Sara Langston

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Great Fun at the Laughing Dog Agility Trial (Second Try)
« on: October 25, 2016, 11:45:32 AM »
Please ignore first post on this topic.  Happy fingers caused it to post before I was ready.  LOL 

A huge thank you to all the people who came to have great fun this past weekend at the Laughing Dog Agility Trail in Autaugaville, AL!!!!!  It was a small trial, however, this made for a very casual atmosphere and allowed people to meet some new people and share time with some old friends.  Everyone pitched in to help with any job that was needed.  If we needed someone, all we had to do was call out for help and several people would jump up and volunteer. 

Jim Nally was our judge and he was awesome!!!!  We had several people new to NADAC and new to LDA.  Jim worked with them and was always available to answer their questions.  Many of the exhibitors came to me to let me know how comfortable Jim made them feel in a new environment.  The courses were challenging and fun as the many smiling faces and happy dogs proved. 

We ran X-Hoopers for the first time ever.  OMG!!!!  What a blast!!!  Since only about 4 people had even seen a hoop circle before, there was much moaning and groaning about not being able to run this course.  After giving it a try, every single person came off the course with a smile on their face and a happy dog by their side.  Even if they did not qualify, the people found out just how much fun X-Hoopers is and they are all looking forward to seeing it at a trial again soon.  We love the Circle of Fun!!!! 

There were many success stories during the trial.  Success stories don't always involve a qualifying run.  Some are just that a particularly difficult part of the course was handled well or that the handler sees some improvement in the performance of the dog.  These moments can't be recognized with ribbons, but will remain in the memory of the handler for a long time.  Below is a list of the titles that were earned during the trial.  Congratulations to the dog and handler teams who have excelled at this great sport!!!!

SUSAN BARMBY & PIPER - Sheltie - Outstanding Open Jumpers Title;  Superior Open Tunnelers Title
SUSAN BARMBY & KEEGAN - Sheltie - Novice Jumpers Certificate
COLLEEN FLAM & ROSE - Border Collie - Open Barrelers Certificate; Novice Chances Certificate
COLLEEN FLAM & RAIN - Border Collie - Elite Jumpers 300
KRISTY GUNTHER & FAITH - Border Collie - Novice Jumpers Certificate; Novice Touch n Go Certificate
KARIN MOLL & JACK - Border Collie - Elite X-Hoopers Certificate
JAN SAMMONS & MAC - Shih Tzu - Superior Novice Jumpers Title
JESSICA TOWEY & REBEL - Kooikerhondje - Novice Touch n Go Certificate (First Title Ever!!!!!!); Novice Tunnelers Certificate
JESSICA TOWEY & FRANKIE - Pomeranian - Novice Tunnelers Certificate

These are all great teams and have worked very hard to earn these titles.  Congratulations again to all of them. 

The next Laughing Dog Agility trial will be in January.  The Premium is on the LDA website and the NADAC website.  Y'all come play with us!!!!

Sara Langston, Laughing Dog Agility

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Vicki Storrs

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Re: Great Fun at the Laughing Dog Agility Trial (Second Try)
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2016, 11:49:04 AM »
Yay Karin Moll and the "other" Jack!!!  I am SO HAPPY to see Jack is still healthy and knocking out Elite Qs!!
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Re: Great Fun at the Laughing Dog Agility Trial (Second Try)
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2016, 02:42:00 PM »
a huge "Thank you" to you and the friends of Laughing Dog!
Your trials are always fun and I for one can hardly wait for the next one!
Karin Moll

PS: Yes Vicki, Jack is still having a blast, although he mostly will get flat work from now on. Hugs to you and your Jack!