We have another trial this weekend, yeah!!! It will be my second one coming back from my injury. And it's a USDAA trial, which are really fun!
But one of the best parts is that this will be my sister Gracie's first trial EVER! We call her Goofy Gracie, cause she can be so much fun, and she still has so much pup in her.
Gracie came to live with us in March of 2006. She was rescued from a hoarder that had 70 dogs. A nice vet took in the puppies and they were posted on Petfinder.com. And that's where Mom found her!
We wanted to be sure that she was a good candidate for agility, 'cause that's what we do on the weekends and we definitely wanted our new 'addition' to fit in and have fun with our family.
She's been with us just a little over a year. She's about 19 months old, just one month old enough to compete in USDAA (United States Dog Agility Association) events. She's been training since about May of 2006. Mom focused a lot on me last year and didn't train with Gracie a lot; but when I got my broken paw - she got lots of training!
She's very different to train than I am. Gracie is a very happy-go-lucky kind of gal and likes to have a lot of fun with everything and everybody. So she gets unfocused now and then; but she's been doing really well with that lately at practice. And she's still a little unsure of her weaves, but she's done them pretty much every time the first time at her last three practices. So we have really high hopes for her.
This weekend (even though I am super excited to be competing again) - this weekend is Gracie's time to shine. Wish her well, she has lots of potential to be a really good agility dog.
Good luck Gracie!!!!