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Bossa's Masters Agility Career

We started Bossa's agility log as soon as she entered Excellent because we have found these logs to be a useful training aid. On December 21, 2014, Bossa earned her Excellent Jumpers title. Just over two years later, on January 22, 2017, Bossa earned her first MACH.

This is a record of all of Bossa's runs in AKC Masters agility.

Olive is running the same courses at 4". Click here for Olive's runs.

Bossa has 1879 championship points and 30 double Qs.
A dog requires 750 championship points and 20 double Qs to receive the MACH title.

TRIAL JUMPERS STANDARD NOTES
December 7, 2017
Cream City Canines
Uehlein Soccer Park
Milwaukee, WI
Indoors on turf
38.01 (SCT 49) Great line and jumping, but a penalty shot dot just off the weave poles caused her to break stride and miss a weave pole. I was ahead of her, should have supported more. Re-did them (practice for AGI).
John Senger
??? (SCT 73) This time there was a paint stripe crossing the weaves at the 9th pole. I knew lots of teams were having issues here, and I tried to support it, but she still popped (did I break stride too?). Redid the weaves just fine.
Oksana Syrkin
My bad for not noticing the potential distraction on the jumpers course. Great Premier Jumpers Q between JWW and STD.
1879
December 6, 2017
Cream City Canines
Uehlein Soccer Park
Milwaukee, WI
Indoors on turf
34.52 (SCT 53) After a nice run in T2B, this was a good smooth run. Bossa's jumping looks good on the level soccer turf.
3rd place 18 points
Oksana Syrkin
50.74 (SCT 75) Aside from a hard call off after the dog walk (running contacts aren't all sunshine :) ), this was a really nice run. Great contacts.
1st place 24 points
John Senger
A trip to get Bossa used to flying to a trial, and to run on turf like the Invitational next week... nice result!
Double Q #30 1879
November 25, 2017
Samoyeds
Fun Fur Paws
Mt Vernon
Indoors on dirt
33.67 (SCT 50) A nice run, really in sync the entire time. Excellent line throughout.
2nd place 16 points
Susan Leitner
49.90 (SCT 71) A shrill dog bark just outside the ring caused Bossa to whip around and balk at the table. I would have called an R, but no call. Out of sync coming off the table.
3rd place 21 points
Candy Nettles
Diane thinks I should be praising Bossa more on course. Tried and that worked well on JWW course.
Double Q #29 1837
November 11, 2017
Sno-King
Argus Ranch
Auburn
Indoors on dirt
35.08 (SCT 48) Bossa seemed a little rusty jumping, but her cautious approach left all the bars up. Great attention.
2nd place 12 points
Dan Faulkner
45.09 (SCT 69) Good contacts, cautious but good jumping. Carried a bit much speed in the weaves but fought to stay in. Really nice first run after five weeks off.
2nd place 23 points
Art Brest
Nice to get back to running agility with Bossa after a long stretch of travel.
Double Q #28 1800
October 7, 2017
Dobies
Ridgefield
Indoors on dirt
N/T (SCT 49) Early on Bossa caught scent of the Barn Hunt right outside the ring and stopped. The second time she caught scent and stopped, I picked her up. Too bad - it was a good course for us.
Abbie Hansen
54.39 (SCT 76) A little rusty, Bossa took a while to get comfortable with the footing. Good contacts, although a bit of a bounce off the teeter. I need to give her good exits even when turning off the board.
1st place 21 points
Karen Wlodarski
A really long break between competitive runs, between travel for work and Bossa coming in season. We were both rusty.
1765
July 7, 2017
Dobies
Argus Ranch
Auburn
Indoors on dirt
32.85 (SCT 50) A solid run including a tricky weave entrance. Mostly good line, although wide towards the tunnel at #14 (I really didn't cue the turn well).
1st place 17 points
Laura Kuterbach
46.62 (SCT 74) Good contacts, although almost flew off the table. A nice line on a course that was straight forward for the smaller dogs (but trappy for the big dogs).
1st place 27 points
Laura Kuterbach
Whimsey has moved to 4", leaving us with less competition in the 8" class.
Double Q #27 1744
June 23, 2017
Labs
Fun Fur Paws
Mt Vernon
Indoors on dirt
31.64 (SCT 46) Bossa wasn't 100% happy with the jumping surface, but ran a good line and really fought for the weaves.
2nd place 14 points
Susan Leitner
43.85 (SCT 70) Even though we didn't work on our issues between trials, Bossa's weaves and table were excellent. Nice contacts.
2nd place 26 points
Susan Leitner
Our last day to trial before the end of Invitational qualifying (John was judging Saturday and Sunday).
Double Q #26 1700
June 10, 2017
Samoyeds
Fun Fur Paws
Mt Vernon
Indoors on dirt
31.58 (SCT 45) Nice run, but felt a little slow. She was being very careful with her jumping, squaring up to some of the slices. Talked to Bossa through the weaves (after what happened in standard).
3rd place 13 points
Lisa Potts
47.28 (SCT 75) Dropped into a down before the table before popping up and getting on (we had been practicing down a lot). Popped out of weaves at pole 10 - couldn't see why (but the surface was NOT good on this tall to small order).
Paula Ratoza
Seeing a bit of a worrying pattern with hesitation at the table and popping weaves. We'll be training. Nice Premier double Q to round out a day with 3 out of 4.1660
June 4, 2017
Hurricane Ridge
Sequim
Outdoors on grass
33.33 (SCT 46) A comfortable Q, although Bossa wasn't running (or jumping) as fast in the thick grass as she does on dirt.
2nd place 12 points
Candy Nettles
50.39 (SCT 72) Bossa was taking the jumps very carefully, but turned in good contacts and a decent line. A little hesitation getting on to the table. Not her fastest performance, but we were looking for clean and got it.
2nd place 21 points
Candy Nettles
It was nice to come back after yesterday's performance and get another double Q.
Double Q #25 1647
June 3, 2017
Hurricane Ridge
Sequim
Outdoors on grass
30.09 (SCT 43) Not a bad run, but Bossa followed her nose on a sent out of the weaves at pole 9. She had dropped her nose in Premier too, but stuck that out for a Q and first place.
Candy Nettles
47.52 (SCT 70) Looked good for her fourth course of the day, but was too fast in the weaves and missed pole 10. She fought for it, but just couldn't do it. A little hesitation getting onto the table.
Candy Nettles
Even though we had these two problems, it was a good day earlier with first place in both Premier JWW and Premier STD. 1614
May 6, 2017
Sno-King
Argus Ranch
Auburn
Indoors on dirt
33.15 (SCT 49) There were a few challenges on this course, but Bossa handled them well. The first bar, not so well, taking off very early and landing on the bar. (We weren't the only dog to drop that bar).
Susan Leitner
38.15 (SCT 74) I thought we were third dog on the line, but as we walked into the arena they called for us. Straight to the line and go. Bossa was distracted at the table, but good contacts.
1st place 35 points
Mary Mullen
In Jumpers, a little depression before the start may have made it look like the bar was rising/getting close.
Qualified for 2018 Nationals
1614
April 30, 2017
Poodles
Argus Ranch
Auburn
Indoors on dirt
31.54 (SCT 45) Another tough weave setup (tough entry and 135 turn on the other side to the next obstacle), on a course that had plenty of challenges. A little wide at points, but a good run.
3rd place 13 points
Jeff Ipser
Video
43.72 (SCT 73) A moderately tough course with a really hard weave entrance, we were in sync the whole course and nailed it (beating Whimsy on time).
1st place 29 points
Jamie Horacek
Video
Major ego boost to have people I don't even know coming up to say we ran a great line on the standard course. :)
Double Q #24
1579
April 29, 2017
Poodles
Argus Ranch
Auburn
Indoors on dirt
31.78 (SCT 47) A nice clean run as we really focused on getting a double Q today. This course was really tough for the large dogs.
3rd place 15 points
Jamie Horacek
Video
44.29 (SCT 69) A good run with a solid weave entry, good contacts, and mostly a good line (a little wide at a few points). Nice serpentine late in the course.
3rd place 24 points
Jeff Ipser
Video
Once again, we were focusing on being clean on day one of a trial. Just behind Cleo in each run to take P3.
Double Q #23
1537
April 16, 2017
Manchester Terriers
Argus Ranch
Auburn
Indoors on dirt
30.34 (SCT 50) Both Bossa and I were a little hot for this run and I rushed a rear cross, pressuring her to drop the bar. Later took wrong course on a tunnel entrance, but maybe for lack of effort/focus at that point.
Dan Butcher
44.56 (SCT 76) A pretty nice run on a course with some tough angles, Bossa took off high in the yellow from the A-frame (with tunnel entrances right in front of her). Otherwise smoking fast.
2nd place 31 points
Art Brest
Need to keep working on staying connected and gauged on all runs. Really great K-turn on the jumpers course.
1498
April 15, 2017
Manchester Terriers
Argus Ranch
Auburn
Indoors on dirt
32.33 (SCT 50) A really nice course for us, without much wasted yardage (wide a little here and there). Bossa wasn't 100% comfortable with the surface.
2nd place 17 points
Art Brest
43.15 (SCT 73) We really focused on a clean run for our first run of the weekend. Great contacts. My pace was well gauged to Bossa's line. We arrived late and only had 2 minutes of walk time.
2nd place 29 points
Dan Butcher
Making an effort to Q at the start of the weekend was effective. Both of us were calm and confident.
Double Q #22 1467
March 26, 2017
Boston Terriers
Argus Ranch
Auburn
Indoors on dirt
32.84 (SCT 47) Bossa was being careful with her jumping but had a decent line. We were nicely in sync the entire run.
3rd place 14 points
Craig Jossling
46.92 (SCT 74) Once again good contacts, I was able to get in a front cross at the bottom of the A-frame without pushing her off - a first. Tentative jumping.
3rd place 27 points
Craig Jossling
Second day success fits the pattern that Diane has inferred. Nice to see a double Q again.
Double Q #21 1421
March 25, 2017
Boston Terriers
Argus Ranch
Auburn
Indoors on dirt
30.17 (SCT 47) Still not perfectly in sync, but a good run. I gauged my movements to Bossa's pace better on this run than in standard.
3rd place 16 points
Craig Jossling
49.82 (SCT 75) Good contacts, and Bossa was really flying, but I didn't hold up at the weaves and she entered at pole 2 (really tough entry). Later knocked the closing bar.
Craig Jossling
Diane has a theory that Bossa has problems the first time back to a site, and this first run in standard didn't disprove that.
1380
February 19, 2017
Afghans
Fun Fur Paws
Mt Vernon
Indoors on dirt
30.99 (SCT 50) Wide at several points on what should have been a nice course for us. Bossa and I were a bit out of sync today.
3rd place 19 points
Debby Wheeler
41.60 (SCT 70) A really late front cross crowded Bossa and she dropped a bar. On video review, it looks like she missed the dog walk contact again.
Ronda Bermke
A bit better after a day of obedience and rally. Too fast into weaves in premier standard, and took a hard W after dog walk.
1364
February 17, 2017
Afghans
Fun Fur Paws
Mt Vernon
Indoors on dirt
33.36 (SCT 53) A pretty nice run, but Bossa took off rather early on a slice jump, dropping a bar. Saw several dogs drop that same bar.
Debby Wheeler
48.69 (SCT 75) Bossa took a wrong course after the weaves, way off the beaten path. Missed down contact on dog walk later (I was away laterally).
Ronda Bermke
Bossa seemed really distractable, looking for extra stuff to do on course. Nice Premier JWW run later - first place!
1345
February 11, 2017
Mt Ranier Sporting Spaniels
Argus Ranch
Auburn
Indoors on dirt
34.47 (SCT 47) Really sloppy - Bossa missed a cue for a post turn and went super wide, but mostly I was just a mess of a handler. I even got briefly lost at one point. Lucky to Q here.
2nd place 13 points
Art Brest (design)
42.73 (SCT 70) First run in a couple of weeks, and we were pretty rusty as a team. Bossa missed the dog walk contact by a mile, and dropped a bar when I did a late blind cross later.
Art Brest
My handling was really bad - my mind was more on various repairs that the van needed and not in the game. That doesn't excuse the dogwalk though.
1345
January 22, 2017
Rose City Classic
Portland Expo Center
Indoors on mats
30.37 (SCT 44) No drama, just solid jumping and a good line for Bossa's first MACH. Bossa and Olive stole a bag of treats about an hour before this run ... the warm up jump was as much about learning how to jump with a stuffed tummy as anything.
3rd place 13 points
Scott Stock
Video
44.81 (SCT 72) First run of Sunday. Scary, on the edge of control. Wide at several turns (on a forgiving course). Great contacts and table, super weaves. Happy to get a Q.
1st place 27 points
Scott Stock
Video
It means so much to me to have Scott in the ring when Bossa earned her MACH. Scott was my mentor as a provisional judge.

MACH Bossa!
MACH photo with judge, trial chair, ribbon and bar

1332
January 21, 2017
Rose City Classic
Portland Expo Center
Indoors on mats
35.49 (SCT 49) A bit of heartbreak on the second run of the day - Bossa was distracted by the cheering for the dog before her and broke her start line stay, leading to several runouts and wrong courses in the early jumps. The last two thirds of the course was well run. Fingers crossed for tomorrrow.
Scott Stock
43.16 (SCT 69) Bossa looked strong on this course after a complete meltdown on the earlier premier standard run (her re-introduction to the venue - "hello that round thing is called a TUNNEL").
2nd place 25 points
Scott Stock
Video
It's hard to tell whether this is just stress down the leash (people who know me said I looked really nervous) or if the crowds were bothering Bossa. A bit of both, but I was definitely stressed.
1292
December 18, 2016
Dobermans
Argus Ranch
Auburn
Indoors on dirt
29.65 (SCT 50) After the NQ in standard, we ran jumpers with a little anger and took a good first place.
1st place 20 points
Lavonda Herring
46.36 (SCT 74) There were a few areas on this course that I was worried about, but A-frame to tunnel wasn't one. Bossa charged straight ahead, running for an oblique dog walk rather than taking the closer tunnel, earning a runout.
Paula Ratoza
A bit of a bummer on Bossa's first shot at MACH, but now I've learned not to take any obstacle for granted.
1267
December 17, 2016
Dobermans
Argus Ranch
Auburn
Indoors on dirt
35.69 (SCT 52) Once again, our line wasn't super tight, and that was probably the half second to first place. I should remember to talk to her when I need to on the jumpers course. Right now we're going for the Qs, so I'm not worried.
2nd place 16 points
Paula Ratoza
43.31 (SCT 74) Obviously no issues from yesterday's teeter. I went to the wrong side of jump 2 (nerves?) but we recovered for a fast, clean run. A little slide on the table.
1st place 30 points
Lavonda Herring
Olive had a really nice standard run to start the day. I'm trying to keep a clean line and be patient - no need to rush right now.
Double Q #19

1247
December 16, 2016
Dobermans
Argus Ranch
Auburn
Indoors on dirt
32.15 (SCT 52) Bossa was awesome, but I briefly lost track of where we were at the end of the weaves and so our line wasn't quite as good as it could be for the next few obstacles. That might have been the difference to first place on this run.
2nd place 19 points
Lavonda Herring
44.96 (SCT 71) A fairly straight forward course, mostly good line but we could easily have run a few seconds faster. This was a new teeter for Bossa - lots of dogs reacted badly to it.
1st place 26 points
Paula Ratoza
Major props to the club for having a food vendor - excellent BBQ. Bossa continues to run well at Argus.
Double Q #18

1201
December 11, 2016
Manchester Terriers
Argus Ranch
Auburn
Indoors on dirt
31.51 (SCT 51) I had just finished talking through what I saw as the challenges on the course with my instructor when I left early from one of the biggest challenges, leaving Bossa to take a wrong course. Totally handler error here.
Lori Sage
42.77 (SCT 76) I knew from the moment that I saw the map that this was a good course for Bossa. Solid contacts, good jumping, and fast. Great job, Bossa!
1st place 33 points
Lauren Duckworth
Our run of double Qs had to end sometime, but major bummer that it was a handling error (and worse, impatience) that caused the fault. Bossa was really strong all weekend.

1156
December 10, 2016
Manchester Terriers
Argus Ranch
Auburn
Indoors on dirt
32.15 (SCT 51) I felt like I was behind and so I didn't try a front cross that I wanted... Bossa's line was wide as a result. Otherwise a very nice run.
1st place 18 points
Lauren Duckworth
41.62 (SCT 73) Ran without benefit of a walkthrough, and a little rough at the trickiest point on the course. Bossa was fired up and flew through the course.
1st place 31 points
Lori Sage
We've been off for a few weeks (work travel) but Bossa hadn't missed a step.
Double Q #17

1123
November 26, 2016
Samoyeds
Fun Fur Paws
Mt Vernon
Indoors on dirt
30.68 (SCT 46) A tricky course but one that fit our skill set well. Once again, Bossa turned the wrong way on a post turn. We need to fix that!
2nd place 15 points
Dale Mahoney
43.10 (SCT 70) Turned the wrong way on a post turn, but I knew that was a possibility and walked my response. Great run.
1st place 26 points
Jan Skurzynski
Aside from the post turns (turning to the right but Bossa reads them as rear crosses), we're working very well as a team.
Double Q #16

1074
November 13, 2016
Sno-King Agility Club
Argus Ranch
Auburn
Indoors on dirt
30.74 (SCT 44) A shorter course, good line except for one very late front cross on my part. Bossa looked very conservative jumping.
3rd place 13 points
Candy Nettles
46.63 (SCT 76) Smoking hot run, a little wide when she headed towards the wrong end of a tunnel, which was probably the 0.08 difference from first place. Amazing weaves.
2nd place 29 points
Rod Ramsell
More often than not these days, problems are from my handling, not from Bossa's performance. Go Bossa!
Double Q #15

1033
November 6, 2016
Puget Sound Labs
Argus Ranch
Auburn
Indoors on dirt
34.49 (SCT 52) A little wide at 17, where I was afraid to get too much in her face at the risk of dropping a bar. But mostly a good tight line. Just slightly slower than Whimsy.
2nd place 17 points
Wendy Pennington
44.75 (SCT 74) All in all a nice run. Running small to tall so the weaves weren't too chewed up... Bossa was a lot faster than last week when she had to fight for the poles. Again several hard call offs from options.
1st place 29 points
Lori Holdren
I wasn't as jittery as last week, and we ran a lot more smoothly. A good pair of runs - Bossa is looking really solid.
Double Q #14

991
October 30, 2016
Afghans
Argus Ranch
Auburn
Indoors on dirt
32.65 (SCT 50) First run after a long break, and I was more jittery than Bossa. Her jumping was good, and we mostly had a tight line (wide at a few places where my handling was off).
2nd place 17 points
Dan Butcher
42.02 (SCT 70) Fantastic contacts and altogether solid jumping. We were much more in tune on this course although I did have to do several hard call offs from trap tunnels. (Whimsy took a wrong course, leaving us the blue ribbon).
1st place 27 points
Zach Gulaboff-Davis
The surface was nice for running and jumping, but the weaves were really chewed up (tall to small order). Bossa really fought through them on both courses.
Double Q #13

945
October 2, 2016
Tervurens
Fun Fur Paws
Mt Vernon, WA
Indoors on dirt
34.47 (SCT 51) Bossa looked better jumping on this, her fourth run on the weekend. She seems to have figured out the sight lines and the surface. Turned the wrong way on a post turn, but I covered for that.
1st place 16 points
Paula Ratoza
42.81 (SCT 69) Not quite as good a teeter as yesterday, but still a very nice performance, keeping all the bars up. Bossa continues to have great weaves.
1st place 26 points
Jim Primmer
What a nice pair of runs to close out the weekend.
Double Q #12

901
October 1, 2016
Tervurens
Fun Fur Paws
Mt Vernon, WA
Indoors on dirt
32.65 (SCT 48) Bossa never seemed to have a good jumping form, checking up several times before jumps. On the second to last jump she checked early, took off way early, and crashed the bar.
Jim Primmer
46.45 (SCT 75) Fantastic contacts, including teeter. I was very late on a front cross as was in her space, causing her to drop the bar. This was entirely handler error.
Paula Ratoza
Sad not to have any Qs or points to show for a nice pair of runs. Bossa was not confident in her jumping all day after the bar in standard.

859
September 4, 2016
Evergreen Goldens
Argus Ranch
Indoors on dirt
31.68 (SCT 45) A really smooth performance. If anything, a little too tight at one point on the course. This was a pretty easy course for the small dogs.
1st place 13 points
Jack Cadalso
47.87 (SCT 75) Two hard call offs, one after giving Bossa tons of praise for sticking with the teeter (this was the teeter that she really hates). Really nice contacts.
1st place 27 points
Jack Cadalso
I'm really proud of Bossa for sticking with the teeter - I stayed right with her, and that helped.
Double Q #11
Qualified for AKC Nationals
859
August 28, 2016
American Bloodhound Club
Argus Ranch (Auburn)
outdoors on grass
35.09 (SCT 54) A long course with a number of twisty bits separated with lots of running. Bossa tapped bar 2 pretty hard and was more cautious for the remaining jumps.
2nd place 18 points
Courtney Moore
45.39 (SCT 75) Bossa likes these contacts, and turned in a good run. Could possibly have been tighter through a few sections, but all in all a great run.
2nd place 29 points
Courtney Moore
Nice to get back in the Q column for standard again. First place in both cases was papillon Whimsey.
Double Q #10
819
August 21, 2016
Olympic KC
Enumclaw
outdoors on artificial turf
29.87 (SCT 47) Even though the temperatures were up a bit from the morning, Bossa continues to love jumping on this surface.
1st place 17 points
Lavonda Herring
44.67 (SCT 76) A fantastic run but Bossa balked at the teeter (after doing it in T2B). This is the same equipment she didn't like in Elma back in January. She ran the rest of the course clean and fast.
Abbie Hanson
A long break as we packed up and moved to a new home. Bossa had a great run in T2B to start the day (4th fastest all jump heights).
772
July 10, 2016
Samoyeds
City of Industry
dirt under cover
36.21 (SCT 46) A twisty course on very loose, dusty dirt. Bossa took a nice line but was very careful with her jumping.
9 points
Jean Munger
51.16 (SCT 75) Back on familiar contacts, Bossa was happy to do all the obstacles. Knocked a bar racing to catch up to me in a stretch where I was too far ahead. Also a little high on the A-frame dismount (but in the yellow).
Tom Slattery
A little time off, a familiar environment, and familiar equipment was good for Bossa's confidence. Also picked up 8 T2B points in the morning.
755
June 18, 2016
Decatur OTC
Caseyville, IL
indoors mats
33.89 (SCT 47) A nice start to the day, Bossa seemed really confident on the course. Great line.
1st place 13 points
Ronda Bermke
N/T (SCT 70) Bossa seemed good going in to the ring, but at the last second ran out the dog walk (#2). She came back to do it, but then two obstacles later ran out the A-frame. Brought her back to the approach and she just stopped. Picked her up.
Ronda Bermke
Not sure if this was a physical issue, not liking the contacts, not liking the environment, or a combination. Hopefully this doesn't carry over to other sites.
746
June 17, 2016
Decatur OTC
Caseyville, IL
indoors mats
35.22 (SCT 47) For Bossa's second run, she was cautious with the footing but ran a good line. Clearly still not comfortable with the surface.
3rd place 11 points
Ronda Bermke
60.01 (SCT 73) Bossa was cautious with the dog walk, and then later ran out the teeter. She did come back and do it, but then ran out a later jump too.
Ronda Bermke
Bossa's first time at an indoor training center. The environment definitely spooked her a little, and the contacts felt light.
733
June 5, 2016
Samoyeds
Camarillo, CA
grass
31.94 (SCT 48) We ran jumpers first for the first time in ages, but it didn't seem to make much of a difference. A nice tight line for Bossa, jumping much better on grass than the dirt last weekend
16 points
Candy Nettles
50.00 (SCT 76) A little wide at a couple of points, but excellent contacts, table, and jumping. A really nice second run.
4th place 26 points
Candy Nettles
A little warm out, Bossa didn't seem to notice. The surface was excellent short grass.
Double Q #9
722
May 29, 2016
Mission Circuit
Fairplex, Pomona
dirt
31.75 (SCT 48) A lot of tight turns on this course, but Bossa ran a really tight line. Good time even though she was still being careful with jumps.
16 points
Lavonda Herring
48.66 (SCT 76) Altogether a very nice run - good contacts, great weaves, and a good line. Placed 6th of 14 qualifiers.
27 points
Mary Mullen
Another solid pair of runs. Surface and temperatures were both nice.
Double Q #8
680
May 28, 2016
Mission Circuit
Fairplex, Pomona
dirt
39.70 (SCT 54) A fair number of tricky angles but we were in sync as a team and looked good. Bossa may have been more cautious with her jumping, which helped.
14 points
Mary Mullen
47.30 (SCT 75) Mostly a flowing course for the little dogs, we were a little wide at a few points. Great contacts, great attention.
MX Title!
27 points
Lavonda Herring
We had to restart on the jumpers course, the first time Bossa has experienced that. She reacted well.
Double Q #7
637
May 8, 2016
Hollywood DOC
Woodley Park
Van Nuys
patchy grass
37.56 (SCT 49) This should have been a great course for our handling skills, but Bossa's nose was in gopher hunt mode the whole way. Amazing she kept bars up!
11 points
Courtney Moore
47.49 (SCT 72) Some tough angles, hard weave entrance, and lots of options in Bossa's face. She dropped her head to hunt a few times, but stayed clean.
9/10 for MX
24 points
Laura Finco
Bossa's jumping was confident on the mix of grass and dirt, but the gopher mounds everywhere were hard to ignore.
Double Q #6
596
April 30, 2016
Border Terriers
Industry
dirt under cover
35.89 (SCT 50) A course that didn't give a lot of space for forgiving mistakes, and when I didn't cue a post turn very well, we had to fight to stay on course. A little hectic for a bit, but we recovered better than last week.
14 points
Debbie Wheeler
50.53 (SCT 75) The line on this course was rather sweeping even though it was fairly trappy. Tough fast weave entrance. Bossa really turned in a nice performance, half a second faster than the second dog.
8/10 for MX
1st place 24 points
Cynthia Tilly
Once again Bossa was cautious with jumps, checking up often on the jumpers course. The surface was much better than two weeks ago.
Double Q #5
561
April 23, 2016
PWDs
Mile Square Park
Fountain Valley
grass
38.42 (SCT 52) A nice second run of the day, Bossa was handling the tricky bits with a nice line. But three jumps from the finish she wrapped the far post when I wanted a post turn. That put us on a rough line for the finish double, which she dropped.
Sheyla Gutierrez
50.93 (SCT 76) Bossa dropped her nose hard at about pole six in the weaves, but didn't move. I was able to get her attention and back into the weaves in order, saving a nice run. Great contacts.
3rd place 25 points
Wendy Pennington
Bossa looks so much better on grass than on dirt, although the scents in a park setting are dangerous. My warm-up routine might not have been strong enough on focus.
523
April 17, 2016
DAC Ventura
Industry
dirt
39.99 (SCT 47) Bossa was looking good on this course, keeping a pretty tight line, but slipped at pole 7 and skipped one weave pole. The surface under the weaves was very loose dusty dirt.
Kay Vonnahme
45.66 (SCT 73) The options on this course were pretty far, so we really focused on clean obstacle performance. A very nice run.
3rd place 27 points
Art Brest
Nice to be back competing after a several week pause while Bossa was in season. It was about 90 degrees today, and the dirt was really soft.
498
March 20, 2016
Staffies
VHOC Escondido
grass
30.60 (SCT 49) Took off way too far on a jump I was trying to get her to 'dig', and landed on top of the bar. Otherwise a very impressive run.
Debby Wheeler
45.66 (SCT 75) A really good looking run, but half way through the weaves she dropped her nose and started hunting. Impressive because she had entered well and was weaving at full speed!
Debby Wheeler
A couple of tough breaks today. Saw several dogs break weaving and sniff on the standard course. Oh well.
Note: Bossa came in to season three days later.

471
March 19, 2016
Staffies
VHOC Escondido
grass
32.02 (SCT 50) Second run of the day, and another very nicer performance. Noticed on the tape that she is jumping early when approaching jumps on a sharp angle.
4th place 17 points
Debby Wheeler
46.61 (SCT 75) Nose dropped at a few points on the course, but her obstactle performance was solid. Nice contacts, table, and weaves. Took off early for a slice jump, barely bringing the bar down.
Debby Wheeler
It was nice to be back running agility after time off for travel. Bossa didn't seem rusty.

471
February 7, 2016
Portuguese Water Dogs
Industry
dirt
34.34 (SCT 50) Bossa was a little cautious after knocking the triple on the standard course, but handled great. Very nice run. Video
15 points
Laura English
48.95 (SCT 74) Bossa looked solid on this course, doing all the handling parts well, but curled towards me at the weave entrance for no visible reason (she came back and did them well). Later she took off early and hit the top bar of the triple.
Mary Mullen
Bossa warmed up well and was very responsive on course. I was surprised by the errors on the standard course.

454
January 10, 2016
Cocker Spaniels
Industry
dirt
36.95 (SCT 55) One of the toughest courses we've seen in a while with a lot of in-your-face options. Didn't really get a tight turn on a "dig" at jump two, but otherwise Bossa looked awesome, keeping a tight line.
18 points
Terry Elger
47.66 (SCT 73) I was too far ahead of Bossa at the teeter and she stopped to confirm that I wanted her to do it, earning a refusal. Did the teeter with no issue after the second command. Otherwise an excellent run.
Craig Josling
The condition of the dirt at Industry continues to be excellent. I'm sure the wet weather is helping. It was really good to see Bossa continue clean after the teeter bobble.

439
January 2, 2016
Boston Terriers of WA
Elma, WA
dirt
37.79 (SCT 53) Absolutely beautiful run, technical start into a flowing fast finish section. Great jumping by Bossa.
1st place 15 points
Robin Veenema
50.81 (SCT 73) A great run (although a little wide on a 180 after the chute). Entered the weaves at pole 2 after a wide turn off the A-frame. We were happy to see nail the teeter here after the last two R's.
Robin Veenema
Bossa NQ'd in T2B after popping out of the weaves twice at pole 9, and then another R at the teeter.

421
January 1, 2016
Boston Terriers of WA
Elma, WA
dirt
32.44 (SCT 48) Bossa's second run here, and she was happy to just be jumping. Good clean line, very responsive run.
1st place 15 points
Robin Veenema
49.85 (SCT 68) Pulled out of the weaves at the last pole as I stepped forward for a cross. Took an R at the teeter, but then got on for an ok performance.
Robin Veenema
A smooth dirt surface (after some raking). Bossa didn't seem to like the feel of the contacts here.

406
December 20, 2015
Vizslas
Industry
dirt
31.37 (SCT 45) A really tight clean line. Bossa looked really good jumping, taking the inside of almost each bar. She was still being careful with the jumping, so a little slower, but nice runs.
4th place 13 points
Abbie Hanson
48.53 (SCT 72) I was really sloppy with a front cross before the A-frame and Bossa read my handling to take a wrong course. Looking at video, she was right. Bad handler! Otherwise a really beautiful run.
Kitty Bradley
The surface was even better than yesterday. Very level and good traction. Bossa loved it.

391
December 19, 2015
Vizslas
Industry
dirt
34.58 (SCT 48) A fairly tight and twisty course with a tricky weave entrance. Bossa was very controlled and ran a very nice line. A little wide at one point, but altogether a very nice run.
4th place 13 points
Kitty Bradley
49.76 (SCT 73) This course was loaded with options in the dogs face, but Bossa did a great job sticking with me. I was too far ahead in a jump sequence leading to a rear cross, and got stuck behind the wing. Bossa back jumped. Definitely handler error here.
Abbie Hanson
The surface was the best we've seen at Industry in a while. Bossa was still careful with her jumping.

378
December 13, 2015
Vizslas
Industry
dirt
38.65 (SCT 51) The surface was much improved today, but Bossa still took a lot of care with her jumping. Didn't even look at the trap tunnels - she's reading my body language really well this weekend.
3rd place 12 points
Tom Slattery
48.59 (SCT 68) The dog's line on this course was a little choppy with several hard 90 degree turns, but Bossa read my handling cues well. A little slower than usual in the weaves (at obstacle 2).
5/10 towards MX
3rd place 19 points
Alan Arthur
We're definitely working better as a team. Bossa is reading decel cues very well, and is being very responsible with her obstacles.
DOUBLE Q #4

365
December 12, 2015
Vizslas
Industry
dirt
38.79 (SCT 50) The footing in the jumpers ring was a real mixed bag - hard and mostly flat in places, very pebbly in others. Bossa wasn't comfortable with the surface and checked up before almost every jump.
2nd place 11 points
Alan Arthur
50.76 (SCT 76) A little wide at one tricky turn, and not a very confident teeter performance, but still very impressive.
1st place 25 points
Tom Slattery
I tripped myself just before the second teeter in T2B and that freaked Bossa out a bit. I think that affected her standard teeter performance.
DOUBLE Q #3

334
November 28, 2015
Keeshonds
Industry
dirt
32.23 (SCT 45) A fairly straight forward course, but we chose to use rear crosses instead of fronts... that worked well today. Very nice, steady work by Bossa. She's adapting well to the conditions.
3rd place 12 points
Peter Liu

48.50 (SCT 71) This was a very tricky course, but Bossa looked really solid throughout. Used a nice serp+blind move in a 270 and Bossa read it perfectly.
Video
3rd place 22 points
Laura English

Bossa's attention and focus was excellent today, and she really took care of her jumping.
DOUBLE Q #2

298
November 27, 2015
Keeshonds
Industry
dirt
34.08 (SCT 48) A lot of tricky angles on this course, but Bossa was very responsible with her jumping. A little wide at a few points, but a good performance.
Video
3rd place 13 points
Laura English
52.03 (SCT 76) A really great run, but I put pressure on Bossa as we approached the table. She hopped on and then right off again in the direction of my motion. I stopped up in the yellow of the A-frame and dog walk for turns, Bossa took off a little high in both cases.
Peter Liu
Bossa was being very cautious with her jumping. The surface was very pebbly, making footing difficult for smaller dogs.
264
November 20, 2015
Orange Empire
Bloomington
grass
38.55 (SCT 49) I used a blind cross mid course and she used the short break in contact to take an obvious tunnel trap before I could call her off. Fought for the weave entrance but broke out at pole 8... probably still thinking about the wrong course.
Wendy Pennington
45.67 (SCT 74) A lot to like in this run. Good jumping, nice contacts and table. And really fast. :) The surface wasn't the best (dry grass), but her focus was excellent. Didn't even drop her nose at gopher holes.
2/10 towards MX
1st place 28 points
Wendy Pennington
Another break for work, and again Bossa was amped to return. I look forward to seeing how she does when we compete more regularly. And to seeing live grass when El Nino hits.
251
October 31, 2015
Vizsla
Chino Fairgrounds
grass
31.72 (SCT 46) The footing wasn't very good on the dry grass, but Bossa took her jumping seriously and ran a nice tight line.
3rd place 14 points
Craig Josling
47.56 (SCT 76) One of Bossa's best standard runs, and the first time she's completed a standard course at this site. Great contacts, but slipped between weave poles four and five (loose dry grass) and missed a pole.
Jacqui O'Neil
After a month off, it was nice to see two very nice performances. So very close to a double Q! By the way, it was HOT out.
223
September 27, 2015
Aztec Doberman
Point Loma
grass
35.44 (SCT 49) Bossa's attention wasn't as good today, she even turned to chew on her rear when I left her. A good run, although a little wide at a couple points.
13 points
Diane Fyfe
45.20 (SCT 74) Bossa was looking distracted, and didn't go into a down on the table (her criteria). I didn't slow up heading into the weaves and she missed the first pole. Really need to work on that.
Diane Fyfe
Again a nice pair of runs, although Bossa's focus wasn't the best.
209
September 26, 2015
Aztec Doberman
Point Loma
grass
32.17 (SCT 48) A little wide in a turn near the finish, but otherwise a nice solid run. Very attentive. Excellent weaves. Bossa really looked happy to be back on grass.
15 points
Diane Fyfe
45.86 (SCT 71) A nice tight turn at the start of a tricky course, excellent contacts, great table performance. Bossa looked super confident and we looked like a team for the first time in standard.
2nd place 25 points
Diane Fyfe
On the hot side for San Diego (mid-80s), but the surface was excellent for our first Double Q!
196
September 5, 2015
Cockers
Industry
dirt
41.42 (SCT 54) Still not comfortable with the surface, Bossa was being careful on jumps. Locked up and stared at judge mid-weaves (I thought I heard a "snap" sound). Finished them and got back in the green.
12 points
John Defillipi
50.17 (SCT 75) Excellent performance all around, but I didn't decel heading into the weaves (straight-on with speed) and Bossa entered at pole 2. That's a hard entrance that we need to practice more.
Scott Stock
Temperatures were much nicer than last weekend, but by the end of the day it was still getting warm. Surface was still pretty poor.
156
August 30, 2015
Goldens
Industry
dirt
35.94 (SCT 46) Bossa was really attentive outside, and in, the ring, but she was not comfortable with the footing. I worked hard to stay even so she didn't race, but she just couldn't keep the triple up.
Laura English
60.74 (SCT 76) This was one of Bossa's best looking standard runs in a while. Very focused, tight line... except that I took my eye off of her during a front cross off the A-frame and she missed the next obstacle (chute).
Don Wittke
This was the coolest day of the weekend trial, but still very hot. The surface suffered, dry, deep, and hard to run and jump in. Bossa is SO close to turning in a double Q.
144
August 16, 2015
Keeshonds
Fountain Valley
grass
35.05 (SCT 49) Bossa seemed a little distracted throughout but did nicely on a course with a lot of tricky handling. Lost focus over a wrap jump and crashed the bar. About as good as an NQ could be.
Mary Mullen
50.22 (SCT 76) Once again a problem getting on the table, but today was just a short hesitation and a little turn back. She's doing better each time, and continuing on to run the rest of the course well. A little retraining of the table is next.
Geoff Teare
Conditions weren't much better today. Two very nice runs, even considering the faults.
144
August 15, 2015
Keeshonds
Fountain Valley
grass
35.27 (SCT 49) Bossa was running well but brought a bar down mid-course, and then I pulled up at the finish jump and she brought that bar down too. Nice response to my handling otherwise.
Geoff Teare
50.76 (SCT 76) Really nice performance except that she dropped into a down before the table. It took a few seconds to get her up onto the table, but not as bad as our last outing.
Mary Mullen
It was incredibly hot out, around 100, and the grass was very thick. Great performances for tough conditions.
144
August 2, 2015
German Shepherds SD
San Diego NTC
grass
36.65 (SCT 51) Bossa seemed a mix of concerned about the crowd and dogs outside the ring and very careful with her jumping. As a result, she wasn't very fast.
MXJ title!
14 points
Bob Jeffers
59.71 (SCT 76) Crashed through jump three, and clearly it bothered her. She stressed and refused the table, although she eventually got on (probably lost 12-15 seconds).
Bob Jeffers
A long day with a lot of waiting around. There was a LOT of public ring side.
144
July 19, 2015
DAC Ventura
Camarillo
grass
45.50 (SCT 50) Bossa was sniffy at the warmup jump and kept being pulled that way. Popped out of the weaves (on that side of the ring) at pole 8, did them perfectly the second time. I told her "left" on a rear cross and she cut too hard... I should let the body language do the work.
Jacqui O'Neil
45.54 (SCT 73) Finally back in standard, and Bossa was in top form. Great contacts including her new teeter performance. I was really proud of her today.
1st place AX title!
Video
Craig Josling
We arrived the day before for a match, hoping to practice the contacts, but a thunderstorm passed through as the small dogs were about to start. We didn't want the extra challenge...
130
June 21, 2015
LA Goldens
Industry
dirt
30.00 (SCT 46) Still wide on some of the turns, but Bossa seemed more comfortable with the surface today. We arrived late and didn't get to walk the course!
9/10 towards MXJ
2nd place 16 points
Video
Beverly Morgan Lewis
  We spent the morning working and cut things a little close - they were already running 8" when we arrived!
130
June 20, 2015
LA Goldens
Industry
dirt
37.38 (SCT 50) A little wide at points, but a nice first run after a break. Bossa missed the entrance to the weaves, and it's not clear why, but she did the entire set the second time. Missed a "dig" cue at the end.
Nancy Kemna
  A good performance - the weaves were near the rear of the ring, which was a solid wall (for the motorcycle races).
114
May 24, 2015
Mission Circuit
Pomona
dirt
29.25 (SCT 44) A nice controlled run, Bossa's jumping looked smoother than yesterday's run. A little wide at a rear cross (I over-handled). Just out of the placements behind the super fast papillons.
14 points
Scott Stock
  Bossa seems to think that she should be doing more agility... she'll be hungry for Standard when we return.
114
May 23, 2015
Mission Circuit
Pomona
dirt
30.79 (SCT 45) Aside from a couple of wide turns this was a really nice performance. Bossa didn't seem happy with the surface at points, but kept the bars up and turned in a competitive time.
14 points
Dave Hirsch
We're working on re-training the teeter using criteria similar to Sharon M and Gee!. Until Bossa (and her handler) show strong performance in training, we're not running Standard. It was nice to see Bossa back in the Q column. We wanted to make sure she could have success in jumpers.
100
April 25, 2015
Border Terriers
Industry
dirt
N/T (SCT 47) Bossa was acting distracted and sniffy but she usually turns it on for jumpers. Not today. She went to visit ring crew, popped the weaves, and blew me off when I went to pick her up. Extremely disappointing.
Alan Arthur
47.39 (SCT 73). Our strategy was to just run past any obstacles that Bossa balked at, such as stepping off the teeter or stopping before the table. Bossa did everything else well, which was nice.
Ronda Bermke
Now that Bossa's stress is showing up in Jumpers, we're going to take a break. We skipped Sunday and withdrew from the next trial.
86
April 18, 2015
PWD club
Chino
grass
32.91 (SCT 46) Bossa was being careful with the jumps and I was trying not to race her... that got me stuck in no mans land when I needed a cross. The result was a wrong course, entirely my fault.
Larry Brockett
N/T (SCT 76). Just like last Sunday, Bossa did well on the opening but then she was heading to the table, which had the teeter behind it. Bossa stopped before mounting, and then turned and ran away (playfully). I had her stop and down to leave.
Windle Ewing
Bossa worked the teeter in class nicely. We need to see a course with a teeter before the table to know what is really wrong here.
86
April 12, 2015
Chatahoochee Weimeraners
Perry, GA
indoors on dirt
32.58 (SCT 45) Bossa knocked a bar hard in warmups and was very cautious on the course. Still she was fast enough to place, a nice way to wrap up the weekend.
6/10 towards MXJ.
4th place 12 points
Blair Kelly
N/T (SCT 76). Bossa handled a tricky opening sequence well, but after the weaves she was heading to the table, which had the teeter behind it. Bossa stopped before mounting, and then turned and ran away (playfully). I had her stop and down to leave.
Bob Jeffers
We definitely have a teeter issue. Hopefully she'll be happier with the equipment and venues back home.
ps - At the hotel after today's trial, Bossa threw up most of the cheese and victory boxes from today. This weekend was probably a bit much for her.
86
April 11, 2015
Chatahoochee Weimeraners
Perry, GA
indoors on dirt
34.15 (SCT 53) A somewhat trappy course but Bossa was jumping well and had a nice line. Really nice to get back into the Q column - just half a second out of the placements from a class of 20.
Video
18 points
Bob Jeffers
N/T (SCT 76). Houston, we have a teeter issue. After seeing a light, fast teeter in Virginia, Bossa was super careful on the heavy slow teeter here in Georgia. And today she bailed before getting to the yellow. I decided to take a whistle and put her back on... I had to literally put her on and have her ride it down.
Lisa Dempsey
Bossa hit a jump pretty hard earlier on the standard course but shook it off. She also won Reserve Winner in longhairs.
74
April 10, 2015
Atlanta KC
Perry, GA
indoors on dirt
We drove down from Norcross in the morning, which meant that we missed the Jumpers run. We didn't even enter... saving a few dollars. Sadly we did blow off our Obedience and Conformation entries.
48.51 (SCT 74). A really good run, although Bossa was cautious on the teeter... at which point I chose to do a front cross almost pushing her off. But she was solid until skipping two poles in the weaves (the judge didn't notice) but then taking the trap jump after the weaves.
Blair Kelly
Today was intended as a warmup for a new surface, in a new place, and Bossa was great. Sure, we didn't Q, but she handled the situation wonderfully. Great jumping on this surface
56
April 5, 2015
Danville KC
Gretna, VA
indoors on dirt
32.83 (SCT 43) I caught myself racing ahead a bit at jump 5 and slowed, but Bossa read the speed change wrong and took off early, dropping a bar. Otherwise awesome run, great weaves, nice rear cross.
Dave Mancino
54.73 (SCT 71). Bossa was great throughout but popped out at pole 10 of the weaves, away from me. I think she was looking at the back wall of the facility. First NQ in a while that wasn't a clear handler error..
Dave Mancino
Even though we didn't Q this weekend, it was a great set of runs. Bossa still needs to learn how to regulate her jumping on dirt.
56
April 4, 2015
Danville KC
Gretna, VA
indoors on dirt
36.19 (SCT 51) A tricky course, and Bossa mostly looked good but I left the second jump before Bossa had realized that I was going, and she took a wrong course. Otherwise nice run.
Dave Mancino
42.56 (SCT 70). Great run but I raced ahead to get a serpentine and Bossa took off early to drop a bar.
Dave Mancino
A nice pair of fast runs with just single mistakes. Good dirt surface, but Bossa still doesn't trust dirt as much as she likes grass.
56
March 21, 2015
Rhodesians
Point Loma
grass
N/T (SCT 48) Bossa was pretty excited for the first run of the day, but after the starting tunnel she ran straight to the far corner of the ring, blowing me and the weaves off. Picked her up.
Rene Fitch
51.32 (SCT 76). One of the hardest standard courses we've faced in a while, and the run was on the edge most of the time. But the one fault was a hesitation at the table.
Rene Fitch
This was a new site for us - out in the open with a lot of activities around, bikes, dogs, soccer.
56
March 15, 2015
Goldens
Camarillo
grass
27.03 (SCT 46) Bossa looked so professional on the second run of the day. Heat doesn't seem to phase her the way it does Olive. Nice to pick up some points again.
Video
2nd place 18 points
Peter Liu
45.83 (SCT 75). A few hard call-offs, and a ton of carry after the dog walk (making a wide turn), but a truly awesome run. Bossa's obstacle performance was excellent, but her line could definitely improve.
Video.
1st place 2/3 for AX
Donna Gomer
There's really nothing to complain about with these two runs. This was a fantastic day for Bossa. Would have placed first in Master Standard. :)
56
February 22, 2015
Silver Bay
Del Mar
dirt
30.44 (SCT 44) There was a long delay for the "go", and I didn't get Bossa's attention properly when I reset her. She wasn't paying attention (looking at the crowd?) and dropped the first bar. Otherwise a very nice run - supporting her jumping worked well, even with hard angles.
Mark Upshaw
N/T (SCT 75). A tricky course but Bossa was looking good (although Diane points out she was "running hot" after the table). Tried a front cross at the teeter end which pushed her to a fly off. She didn't like that and ran out the last two obstacles.
Scott Stock
Even though we didn't Q this weekend, it was a nice set of runs. I need to work on giving clear, early calloffs. And for now, avoid front crosses after contacts!
38
February 21, 2015
Silver Bay
Del Mar
dirt
35.26 (SCT 44) Nice handling but Bossa took the obvious entry to the tunnel for a wrong course (even with an RFP). Knocked a bar later (really soft footing at take off).
Scott Stock
44.80 (SCT 69). This was a hard, tight course, and I was expecting a lot of problems. But the only problem was a wrong course to the A-frame. Really excellent run.
Mark Upshaw
We worked on jump chutes a bit this week, and Bossa seemed to do well with the odd, tight spacing in standard.
38
February 8, 2015
Std Schnauzers
Escondido
grass
35.69 (SCT 47) Bossa seemed to be struggling with jumps, checking up, jumping high, or jumping early. Brought down the bar before the weaves, and then missed the weave entry (a result of the bar hit).
Karen Wlodarski
46.02 (SCT 76). Yay! We finally put it all together as a team. Bossa was a little sniffy heading to the table, but got on and turned in a nice run for her first AX leg.
Video
1st place 1/3 for AX
Karen Wlodarski
This is the fourth surface in four weekends - it may be that Bossa just doesn't know what to expect jumping on any of them.
38
February 1, 2015
PWDs
Industry
dirt under cover
33.54 (SCT 52) We looked better than our last outing, but the footing was pretty chewed up at the front of the ring and Bossa ended up jumping early on two jumps, dropping two bars.
Laura English
57.06 (SCT 75). Wrong courses as Bossa missed the tunnel A-Frame discrimination both ways. Clearly handling was the issue the first time (bad line). Bossa also balked at the table, but got on with a second try. Fast and confident run, great weaves and contacts.
Jacqui O'Neill
Clearly Bossa didn't like the footing as much as the last two weeks. Sure would be nice to see an easier Standard course every once in a while!
38
January 25, 2015
Mensona
Santa Rosa
dirt under cover
33.81 (SCT 47) A really sloppy cross in the middle of the course brought a bar down. My handling was rather sloppy on this run. Otherwise a nice run, solid weaves.
Kay Vonnahme
46.95 (SCT 76). My handling sent Bossa into the wrong end of a tunnel (the most common fault on this course). Otherwise beautiful - good contacts, table, and weaves.
Courtney Moore
I'm super pleased with today's runs. We no longer seem to be dealing with obstacle issues are and moving on to team work and handling.
38
January 24, 2015
Mensona
Santa Rosa
dirt under cover
33.08 (SCT 50) The spacing of the first three jumps was really long and Bossa mis-judged the takeoff for jump three, knocking a bar. At the weaves I stepped away early, pulling her out at pole 11.
Courtney Moore
52.09 (SCT 76). Bossa didn't hear my "dig" command at a jump off a table and backjumped it. Did a great teeter, but I thought she was going to fly off, but when she didn't I took us to the wrong jump.
Kay Vonnahme
Once again, a really nice pair of performances, coupled with another 10 point T2B run. We're getting there... aside from the knocked bar, this was mostly handling issues.
38
January 17, 2015
DFAO
Portland
mats indoors
39.26 (SCT 49) The crowds were big and noisy for Bossa's jumpers run, and the environment was getting to her. Something spooked her at pole six of the weaves. We reset and she did the full set.
Lisa Dempsey
42.99 (SCT 70). One of our best standard runs ever. All of the obstacles were solid, and only a little pressure from me in the weaves (I got ahead of her) caused an NQ.
Ronda Bermke
Even without a Q today, it was a really nice pair of performances. Bossa was really attentive all day.
38
January 16, 2015
DFAO
Portland
mats indoors
30.45 (SCT 45) Bossa's third run of the day was her best - great weaves, good line, feeling more comfortable with the jumping surface. 3/10 towards MXJ.
1st place 14 points
Ronda Bermke
52.37 (SCT 76). Bossa was a little slower in the weaves on the mats that I expected and I got ahead of her, popped tenth pole. Then took a tunnel trap and knocked last bar. Still, a GREAT run. Good contacts, good table.
Lisa Dempsey
First place in T2B, really solid performance all day. I'm really pleased with her effort today.
38
January 4, 2015
Cockers
Industry
dirt
33.54 (SCT 45) The footing was much better today, but the course was really tricky. We were wide in a few places, and could probably have shaved three or four seconds off the run. Bossa's second Q towards MXJ.
11 points
Scott Stock
45.58 (SCT 74). Bossa back-jumped an early jump in a 180. I suspect a combination of her being distracted and me being a little out of position. Otherwise a really excellent run - good weaves, good contacts, and good table.
Dave Hirsch
Lots of table work paid off - and I really celebrated with her on the table. This was a very promising pair of runs.
24
January 2, 2015
Cockers
Industry
dirt
38.80 (SCT 51) A very tricky course on loose footing. Bossa looked great - solid weaves, a rear cross - but took down two bars. From the video, it looks like she was jumping early when I was leaving for the next cross.
Scott Stock
N/T (SCT 71). I tried a front cross at the bottom of the dog walk that Bossa missed (but no fault, just wide). But at the table a few obstacles later, she just froze up in front. Picked her up. We have good video of the incident.
Dave Hirsch
We're training the table a lot before the next run on Sunday. Footing here isn't good, you can see her slipping both on the flat and when jumping.
13
December 26, 2014
Keeshonds
Chino Fairgrounds
thick grass
28.70 (SCT 42) Really solid weaves, a little wide after a rear cross (!) but mostly a solid run for Bossa's first MACH points. :) Third place out of many qualifiers.
3rd place 13 points
Wendy Pennington
N/T (SCT 75). A very tricky opening section, and Bossa was looking good. But I pushed her to pole 2 on the weaves entry. Then she balked getting on the table so I picked her up. She seemed happier not being allowed to run off like the last two times.
Wendy Pennington
Bossa was 2/3 today with a 10 point win in T2B. We need to work on her confidence in standard, but we're still very proud of her.
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December 21, 2014
Vizslas
Industry
dirt under cover

31.24 (SCT 44) A moderately challenging course for us, but Bossa was focused and looked solid. Tight line but not super confident jumping on the surface. Great weaves.
Video
1st place AXJ Title!
Terry Culley
N/T (SCT 76). Super run (very fast, like on the 13th) up until a late cross after the a-frame caused a missed jump. OK table performance (got on fast, but didn't do a down) but then ran off towards Diane. Obviously mistakes cause her to stress. Picked her up.
Mary Mullen
We need to figure out how to nip this issue in the bud. Any error seems to cause Bossa to go into avoidance mode later. We need the ring experience, but can't reinforce this behavior.
December 20, 2014
Vizslas
Industry
dirt under cover
32.65 (SCT 49) A really nice run, great weaves, but Bossa was distracted by something, and my front cross was sloppy, causing Bossa to miss jump 2. A little wide changing direction out of a pinwheel - my cues must be a little slow.
Mary Mullen
N/T (SCT 72). Looked really good on the first half of a tough course. Got a little ahead at the table and turned to face her. She stopped short. From the table she ran straight to Diane, taping ringside, and from there to the judge, avoiding me. Picked her up.
Terry Culley
Blowing me off like that in the standard ring was pretty disappointing. Ran T2B to start the day, the surface was REALLY chopped up (tall-to-small) and she stumbled in the weaves.
December 13, 2014
Vizslas
Industry
dirt under cover
34.57 (SCT 49) Fantastic run, a little wide at a couple of points, mostly where my turn/decel cues were late. Nice to get back into the Q column.
Video
1st place 2 of 3 for AXJ
Tom Slattery
48.30 (SCT 75). Bossa was on fire - really fast, excellent handling, although left the A-frame at the top of the yellow. Carried way too much speed into the weaves and couldn't make pole 2.
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Lavonda Herring
Started the day with a good run in T2B (but took the same trap tunnel that most of the small dogs took). Video0
December 12, 2014
Cockers
Industry
dirt under cover
41.86 (SCT 49) Good attention today. Dropped her nose hard at the fifth weave pole, then went to visit the judge. Also a runout at a jump that I didn't support well at all. Altogether a good run, even with the faults.
Lavonda Herring
47.23 (SCT 74). Popped the weaves at pole 10 (not sure if I started to accelerate or if she did it on her own). Took off high on the dog walk. Great table, good attention.
Lavonda Herring
The work we did on ring attention this past week paid off. Weaves were a little disappointing, but otherwise this was a good day out.0
December 6, 2014
SD Goldens
VHOC Escondido
wet grass
38.40 (SCT 47) A really nice run by Bossa. I was late with a serp arm coming out of a tunnel and pulled her around the target jump for a runout. Totally my fault. (although watching the video, she was also looking towards the ring entry...)
Alan Arthur
57.68 (SCT 72). Once again, distracted by the dog before her. We wonder if Bossa hasn't realized that other dogs also run agility. Runout (towards exit), table runout (towards exit), knocked double (looking toward exit).
Alan Arthur
The jumpers run was really great. The standard run was good too, and would have been awesome aside from looking towards the exit. Not sure what's going on in the puppy brain.0
November 30, 2014
Keeshonds
Industry
dirt under cover
N/T (SCT 55) The dog in front of us was visiting all the ring workers and the handler "finished" on the start jump. Bossa wanted to play with the papillon, and pretty much blew me off. Picked her up. :(
Jan Skurzynski
53.73 (SCT 76). Great run - solid weaves, great table, good contacts. But a late front cross at the teeter earned a runout, and dropped the triple when I was too far ahead and she was racing to catch up.
Dale Mahoney
A good week of practice, particularly on the table, and she performed very well. The standard faults were all handler error.0
November 23, 2014
Orange Empire
Bloomington
grass
It was really windy and we all decided to call it an early day.
? (SCT ?). Bossa was fired up and running a lot faster than I've been expecting. Picked up a few runouts, mostly when my handling was way late. Did a down in front of the table.
Ann Croft
I'm not sure the humans were up for agility in this weather... we'll be working on the table a LOT.0
November 15, 2014
Samoyeds
Chino Fairgrounds
grass
35.36 (SCT 50). Popped the weaves at pole 10, with her head snapping to the left (towards the setups outside the ring). Really nice handling on a wide open course with some tricky side changes.
Kitty Bradley
48.42 (SCT 72). One of the hardest courses we've run, with a lot of 90+ degree turns. Bossa looked solid, nailed the weaves. Early take off on the dog walk wasn't called. Flew off table, but that's better than a refusal!
Donna Gomer
No Qs, but these were really nice runs. We need to continue to work on table and weaves, but I think Bossa is close to putting it all together. 0
November 8, 2014
Rhodesians
Miramar
short grass
45.28 (SCT 44). Popped the weaves at pole 6 and took almost 20 seconds to get back on course (nervous sniffing). Good handling, and made all her weave entrances today, but need to work on finishing them.
Dan Butcher
51.66 (SCT 75). A very technical course, Bossa handled the tricky bits well. Refusal getting onto the table, popped last weave poles (didn't fix). Solid contacts.
Dan Butcher
After ten weeks off, Bossa's weaves were a little rough but otherwise she looked good. Qualified in T2B (had to redo the weaves there too). 0
August 24, 2014
Rhodesians
Camarillo PVIC
dry grass
36.99 (SCT 47). A very technical course, very wide at a few points. Missed the weave entry but fixed it and turned in solid weaves.
Dan Butcher
46.96 (SCT 74). Once again dropped the second bar on a leadout (at about the same spot). Popped out of weaves when faced with a c-shaped tunnel at the exit (and took the wrong end). Wide at several places. Excellent contacts and table.
Rene Fitch
Bossa had a very nice run in ISC (although still popping out of the weaves early). I think we can only benefit from the time off with my travel season. 0
August 23, 2014
Rhodesians
Camarillo PVIC
dry grass
41.07 (SCT 53). Bossa dropped an early bar, possibly due to my position on a leadout front cross. Later blew the weaves when I tried a very aggressive rear cross on the entry.
Rene Fitch
59.26 (SCT 75). Faced with a c-shaped tunnel off the dogwalk, I overhandled and caused a refusal and runout. Distracted by dog outside ring. Course was built MUCH harder than map. Bad weave entry but then did them right. Excellent contacts and table.
Dan Butcher
Getting better with the hubbub around the excellent rings. If Bossa makes a mistake, I need to keep working on a stable, clean run (not push for harder handling). 0
August 2, 2014
German Shepherds
San Diego NTC
grass
30.93 (SCT 50). Even though it had started to rain and Bossa didn't trust her footing on the grass, a good clean run. Wide at a few points. Would have placed 3rd in Masters with 19 points.
1 of 3 for AXJ
Ronda Bermke
58.69 (SCT 71). Excellent contacts and table, took the obvious wrong course off the dog walk (and about five additional obstacles in a loop back to me). Blew the weaves (nerves? or was she really interested in that tree?)
Ronda Bermke
Bossa's second day of running in Excellent, she still seems distracted by all the dogs and activity. Definitely needs more ring experience!0

Standard Course Time (SCT): 3.05 yards per second (Jumpers), 2.5 yards per second + 5 sec for table (Standard)