Just finally found the page to look up AKC trial events and there’s a trial coming up in a few months in San Antonio that allows toys in the ring??

I wasn’t aware any agility association had trials that allowed toys within the ring during runs, unless this is a rare exception or I’m not understanding what they deem toys in the ring. Wonder if the laser pointer would count as a ‘toy’, because if so, the cheap entry fee and 1.5 hour travel is tempting to try. Bonus points: the place is hosted in an indoor facility with AC. 

Edit: Also, sent off my change request for Cas’ registration name to be adjusted to “AAC’s Wings Sold Separately” because it needed to be done and is worth the $25 fee. 

Sword Art Online II Countdown Giveaway!

Hello everyone! As I’ve said, I will start a giveaway on this blog. I wanted to find something that people would be interested in for the giveaway, but limiting my budget at least a little, I’ve though of some prizes that would be interesting for everyone(I hope at least). And I’m even pitching out more since the blog as reached 275+ followers! The giveaway will start now, from June 19th, 2014, and will end on August 19th, 2014, so in two month exactly.

PRIZES:

  • 3 Bundles of the Light Novel books of Sword Art Online, Volume 1 and 2.

Yeah that’s all… I wanted to do more, like having multiples prizes of the same values, first winner take first pick, but that would mean that the other 2 winners would maybe not get what they wanted in the prizes, so I’d rather have 3 time the same prize. And now for the

RULES:

  1. You don’t have to be following this blog to be entering the giveaway, as it is open to the entire fandom. If you want to follow this blog, then feel free to do so(and thanks in advance!).
  2. Likes and Reblogs count, but please try to refrain from spamblogging your follower’s dashes with a twenty post reblog. I will only count that for one entry anyway.
  3. The Likes and Reblogs are your entree to this giveaway. You can Reblog one time each day.
  4. NO giveaway blog, I will be checking for those.
  5. You MUST be comfortable with giving me your address. Otherwise, well I’ll have to go and pick another winner.
  6. I will ship anywhere in the world, so everyone can participate in the giveaway!
  7. With the fact than the Second Light Novel doesn’t come out before August 26th, 2014, I don’t plan to be able to ship the prizes before September, but I will be sure to send them ASAP. This delay will allow the winners to send me their information so that the shipping won’t have a delay.
  8. Giveaway ends on August 19th, 2014. I will take the number of notes this receives and put it into a random number generator to pick the winner. Winner will be contacted via ask, so please have your ask box open. If your ask box is closed, or you don’t answer within 48 hours, I’ll pick another winner. This is a side blog, so I’ll contact you from my main blog when you will have been selected.

Finally, I wish good luck to everyone who will participate! I you have any question, feel free to send me an ask! Happy season 2 to all of you and:

Club Agility Lesson 8/3/15

Not sure if our class being canceled for last week put Cas off his rhythm or what, but the start of the lesson was filled with disconnections and veering off to bark at our instructor. It took the first ten minutes to seemingly get Cas to screw his head back on, but once he was able to focus on me (admittedly, I broke out the high value deli ham earlier than I was anticipating, but to be fair, I had been asking him for a half hour’s worth of basic obedience/focus/tricks beforehand with his low/medium value treats, so I guess that’s probably fine). 

Once his brain clicked on, he did great. Small class last night, so got to do a lot of small chaining exercises with a lot of emphasis on taking backside of jumps. Had some good sequences and not so great ones, but it was just me needing to figure out where I need to be in order to execute cues better. Easier said than done in a straight line up of three jumps with the two on the ends being winged. We managed reasonably well, especially considering I just introduced the concept and trying to cue Cas to take the backside of a jump a few weekends ago. 

Was able to get some really nice send outs to the tunnel from both the weave poles after the jumps and from the dogwalk. One chain required a front cross after the DW to send to the farthest tunnel entrance, and was extremely happy when I managed to get that handling maneuver without Cas plowing into me or blowing the DW contact. We even got the up contact with his striding! Need to look up some information for training running contacts and work on his up contact, as he seems to stride perfectly over it most of the time. 

Another impressive feat from Cas last night were his weaves; he was really trying to up his weave game and only missed one or two entrances. He was also pushing for speed, and managed some of the cleanest and fastest weave patterns I’ve seen from him on the six poles. The laser I brought out at the end of class just to see how he’d do and man does he love that thing. Got some amazing drive on the jumps and weaves with that as his reward, but it’s still 50/50 on his focus around it. He’s either gunning it with the slightest gesture towards an obstacle or bouncing back to me in hopes the light will appear.