This year i felt a deep respect and admiration for Obedience World Winner! Maren and Amira did a great Job inside the ring! Maren we were all needing inspiration! Congratulations!
A Very French Obedience Championship:
Miles travel by plane as if a frequent flyer. No stress, no fear! Despite our last years bad experience with Air France this year we had a very safe trip - so important!
Group Exercices Videos = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLWf-hBhDsw
1 Lying in a group for 4 minutes with di 10,00 10,00 - media 10,00 - CF2/ total 20,000
2 Sitting in group for 2 minutes 6,00 5,00 - media 5,50 - CF3/ total 16,500
video = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foULgiezmHg&feature=related
3 Heelwork 6,00 7,00 media 6,50 - CF3 /19,500
4 Directed retrieve 8,00 7,00 media 7,50 CF 3/total 22,500 - very dificult to undersatnd this points !!!!
5 Recall with stand and down 0,00 0,00 0,00 media 0,00 CF4 total 0,000 -
unfortunatly the recall moment was same time as a celebration in the beauty ring and miles didnt hear me calling!! so we lost 40 points here and also for the next exercise!!
6 Send away with directions, down and 0,00 0,00 ,00 media 0,00 CF4 total 0,000
VIDEO = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSmS3k0aMlY&feature=related
7 Distance control 10,00 9,00 media 9,50 CF 4 - total 38,000
8 Scent discrimination and retrieve 7,00 7,00 media 7,00 CF/3 total 21,000
9 Stand, sit and down under march 10,00 9,00 media 9,50 CF/3 Total 28,500
10 Saut de la haie Jumping 10,00 9,50 media 9,75 CF/3 total 29,250
Mr. Miles Competition - this competition... but... surely... a mix of ring stuart mistakes, a mix of overexcitement from miles a mix of lacking of connection from me to Miles !
Unfortunatly the stuarts did some serious mistakes! On the sit stay exercise we turn, and turn, until finding our way back to the dog from behind!!! never seen before!!! dont understand why judges didnt stopped it and call for a new enter but... well Obedience French style i guess... sorry everyone but" obedience exercises are "same sheet diferent day" ! and we like it like that!!!
This year and despite congratulations from all people side to competition we should all be a bit sad either about ring conditions either about most of the performances. If we look carefully to the points most of handlers were showing mid results with most of the exercises being on the Very Good level and just a few reaching excellent level! Not that good for Obedience. As about ring conditions i think it was the first time we had such a mess made by stuarts,e.g. some competitors did 3 mintues of heelwork someothesr did 4minutes and... some started the exercise here, while some others started the exercises over there... some did the recall with no noise,t some others did th recall with so much noise dogs couldnt listen , some handlers return to their dogs as usual , some others return performing a set of turns and turns .... and ...departure time to competition place by bus: 6 oclock in the morning!!! returningto hotel : 07pm. All day spent inside such croweded expensive to eat, and full of noise, noise, noise, and noise!!! is obedience world championshiponly to people much younger then the majority of handlers, actually ????? ... well!!
As a friend said we keep going... because...??? well because we love our dogs and we like to train as it means quality time with them!
Congratulations to SWEEDISH TEAM
Jen D´Africa was for sure the best dog from Portuguese TEAM - with total points 246, 50.
She did a very nice competition - a very serious old lady who did her best for all of us!
Congratulations to Pedro and to Jen and thank you!
Also Pedro Araujo and the team Border Collie Deena deep in my soul did well with 239,50!
Fernando Silva and Amy II were not that lucky and a ring mistake got them a red card not being able to complete the competition.
Next year we are all hoping to have a much safer world championship specially cause it will be in Austria one of the most dog welcoming countries in the World!