Thursday, October 27, 2011

NEAT Show and Go this Saturday, Oct 29!

NEAT is sponsoring its annual Show & Go and puppy run! 
Registration starts at 8:00 am and continues until 10:00 am 


Judge: Seth Dunn
Classes: Pre-Novice;Novice; Advanced-Masters Standard; Jumpers
First run: $8/additional run same dog $5.
FMI: Nancy (603) 548-0669 or e-mail

24 inch weave poles will be used!

Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 30th

***Dogs should at least 18 months old to participate in the Show & Go***

***Dogs under 18 months of age can participate in our puppy run.
Equipment will be lowered to provide a safe experience.***

From route 101, take exit 11 for route 108(Stratham/Exeter)-(From Manchester –
right at bottom of exit / from Hampton – left at bottom of exit). Proceed to first
traffic light by MacDonald’s. Go left onto Holland Way (route 88). Proceed to stop
sign. Take a right onto 27 then take an immediate left onto Route 88. Tonry Tree 
Farm is about 1 mile on the right. Please park where indicated.

Click here for all the info:     NEAT Show and Go Info

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Coliseum in Springfield Illinois

Here are some shots of the exterior and the interior of the Coliseum where the NADAC Champs was held last week. It is a beautiful building, the the running surface was fabulous for both dogs and handlers alike, It looks like dirt but was actually a 80/20 mixture of sand and coarse sawdust.
Stewie loved it in there and responded the the energy and applause like the champion he is!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Round 2 Regular Run, Q and 5th place finish!

This was our 2nd run in the Coliseum, the first run wasn't videoed. This was a great run, and we ended up with a 5th place which was very thrilling for me!

Tunnelers Pre-Champs run!

On Wednesday they had two rounds of Tunnelers as part of a NADAC Funraisier. Only our 2nd round was videoed. Both Tunnelers rounds were qualifying. They were held in a barn across the street from the Coliseum.

At the NADAC Champs, Springfield, Illinois

We made the huge road trip to Springfield Illinois for the NADAC Championships 2011, on Oct 13-16th.
It was held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in the Coliseum, which is a beautiful brick building.
Here is a shot of the outside and how it looks set up with a course inside.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Introducing...NATCH Stewie!

Stewie is now NATCH Stewie. He finished his Championship on Saturday, September 24 with a beautiful and fast Chances Q. Sarah Fix was the judge and the club was Act Up Agility, in North Smithfield, RI.

Friday, July 15, 2011

NAE Dummerston July 8-10

Northeast Agility Enthusiasts had their Dummerston Vt trial at Hidden Acres Campground July 8-10.
Friday night was NADAC Extreme Games Challenge, which we tried for the 1st time!
We did 2 runs each in Extreme Chances, Extreme Tunnelers, and Extreme Hoopers. It was very fun, and we got points in both Chances and both Tunnelers. The Hoop Circle defeated us on our first two attempts, but we will try again the next time Extreme Games comes to the Northeast.

Saturday was our big hope to get the Hoopers Q we need for Champs, and although the run started out well, we got a fault and so did not qualify.
We again trained our start line stay in the other classes, taking eliminations in Regular and Touch and Go.

Chances was a great course and we had a great run! It really flowed and we had connection and it was a beautiful thing. The challenge was an out to the tunnel next to the dog walk, a call in over two jumps, and a turn out to a jump, then the dog walk at a distance and several hoops out!

Sunday we had several good runs. Touch and Go was a great run until I sent Stewie off course to the A-frame, which he performed beautifully!

Chances Sunday had a series of jumps heading to an off course tunnel, instead the dog had to pull in towards you. I was very pleased that Stewie did not take the off course! Then he missed a jump though and ran by the 6 weaves poles that were near the finish. But the run still had good elements to it.
We finished the day with a smoking tunnelers run that was really fast and run. What a good boy to still run at the end of a hot 3 day trial.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Trial Volunteering

It is Blog Action Day to discuss volunteering at trials!
I compete almost entirely in NADAC, and most trials are pretty small so everyone really needs to step up and volunteer!

I try to plan my volunteering around times that would be good for my dog to get some crate rest. I usually ask to gate steward, ring crew or leash run. I usually work 2-3 classes per day and then just jump in whenever else they need help.

One thing that seems to really help the small trials is, at pick up time, ask everyone to go out to the field and pick up even one or two items and move them near the trialer to pack up. This really gets things packed up fast and doesn't leave the burden on only a few people.

My JRT is 8 years old now, and is pretty good at being quiet in his crate. When he was just beginning to trial it was hard for me to work, since he barked and got himself really worked up when I wasn't there.
Time and getting used to the trial atmosphere really helped there.

Another great thing volunteering is good for is while you are learning the jobs and watching the rings, you can learn lots of new things and it makes it easier to meet people also!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Moving Wait is coming along well!

We have really been training on Stewie's moving wait the last couple of weeks, and I am very happy with it! It is a good winter project!  He thinks it is a fun game where he gets extra cookies.
Whether he will do it in competition is another story, but we will see!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

NADAC Top Ten Jack Russell Terriers 2010

Stewie placed in 4 classes in the NADAC Top Ten Jack Russell Terriers 2010 in the USA and Canada.

Jumpers               4th place
Tunnelers           4th place
Touch and Go    5th place
Regular                6th place

What a great job Stewie! This is the 3rd year in a row he has placed on the Top Ten list.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Chances course 12/31/2010

This is the Elite Chances course from New Year''s eve 2010 in Smithfield, RI.
We went off course after the # 6 jump. Stewie turned in to me and took the # 4 jump again, going in the wrong direction.It was too bad, I really think he would have gone on and done the hoops if we hadn't blown it there. Only a couple of dogs got it.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Stewie and Aurora

Isn't this cute?

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Stewie earns his Superior Elite Regular Title!

Stewie earned his S-EAC title on New Years Day 2011 with a 1st place Q! This was at Addicted to Agility's trial at N. Smithfield RI with judge Roger Coor. It was an awesome run with great weave poles with a time of 37.72. The 2nd regular run that day was the same course turned around, and Stewie had another blazing fast with with great poles, and beat his own time by 3 seconds with a time of 34.73!

You need to have 40 Elite Regular Q's to earn the Superior title. Great job Stewie!

According to my records, Stewie has gotten 7 Regular Q's since August 1, 2010 toward Championshops 2011!