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Olive's Masters Preferred Agility Career

On February 22, 2013, Olive was entered for the first time in Masters Preferred agility, where she jumps at 4" instead of 8". Since Olive was spayed last year she has gained some weight and doesn't have as much energy, so we think she'll have more fun jumping 4".

This is a record of all of Olive's runs in Masters Preferred. Click here for the record of Olive's runs in Excellent B/Masters.

Bossa is running the same courses at 8". Click here for Bossa's runs.

Olive has 366 championship points and 14 double Qs towards PACH2.
A dog requires 750 championship points and 20 double Qs to receive the PACH title.

TRIAL JUMPERS STANDARD NOTES
November 26, 2016
Samoyeds
Fun Fur Paws
Mt Vernon
indoors on dirt
71.43 (SCT 75) A little slow at the start (typical for pinwheels) but fast for the second half.
4th place 3 points
Jan Skurzynski
It was raining out so we skipped the warm up jump and just did flat work.
366
November 13, 2016
Sno-King Agilty Club
Argus Ranch
indoors on dirt
75.74 (SCT 81) Olive was fired up from the start, and ran a good tight line. A little slow on the dog walk descent, and weaves were very slow at the beginning.
4th place 5 points
Rod Ramsell
Cold temperatures are really Olive's favorite conditions. Nice run, beating two other qualifiers.
363
November 6, 2016
Puget Sound Labs
Argus Ranch
indoors on dirt
77.33 (SCT 79) A little slow on the dog walk (obstacle 2) but picked up speed from there. Nice line.
3rd place 1 points
Lori Holdren
Olive still loves running together.
358
October 2, 2016
Tervurens
Fun Fur Paws, Mt Vernon
indoors on dirt
71.13 (SCT 74) Olive was fired up and ran consistently all the way. A couple of wide turns (some handling, some her). Nice to see good contacts and effort all the way.
1st place 2 points
Jim Primmer
We had a few runs over the past few months where Olive started slow and didn't make time. It was nice to see her running again.
357
May 29, 2016
Mission Circuit
Fairplex, Pomona
dirt
79.24 (SCT 81) One of those starts that Olive really doesn't like (C-shaped tunnel to a pinwheel) but after a couple of contacts she started running strong.
1 point
Mary Mullen
Olive isn't a huge fan of this surface, but the cool weather was a big help. 355
April 30, 2016
Border Terriers
Industry
dirt under cover
  73.63 (SCT 80) Olive looked good and drove the entire time, but there were few opportunities to cut corners. This is pretty much her speed these days.
3rd place 6 points
Cynthia Tilly
Olive continues to run well in standard, but not fast enough to Q in JWW.
354
March 20, 2016
Staffies
VHOC Escondido
grass
60.23 (SCT 80) A nice cool day and good footing. Olive ran a tight line and drove hard the entire course. Very impressive run.
1st place 19 points
Debby Wheeler
The cool weather was surprising - we regretted not entering her in jumpers!

348
February 7, 2016
Portuguese Water Dogs
Industry
dirt
61.xx (SCT 55) Once again a slowish start on the jumpers course (after having to wait for a while for the start). Didn't make time.
Laura English
61.37 (SCT 79) Even though it was warmish (mid-70s), Olive was fired up and ran hard from the very start. A great run.
4th place 17 points
Video
Mary Mullen
The conditions here weren't as nice as our last visit. The dirt was really dusty.

329
January 1, 2016
Boston Terriers of WA
Elma, WA
dirt
54.69 (SCT 53) Olive took a while to get moving on this course. By the end she was flying, but the lost enough time at the start to NQ on time.
Robin Veenema
65.29 (SCT 73) Olive looked great on a smooth surface in cold conditions.
3rd place 7 points
Robin Veenema
Really good conditions for Olive, and so close to a double Q. Olive looked really solid here.

312
December 20, 2015
Vizslas
Industry
dirt
  61.68 (SCT 77) The best footing we've seen at Industry in a while, nice and smooth dirt. Plus it was cold. Olive was a speed demon!
3rd place 15 points
Kitty Bradley
Olive has not been interested in running lately. It was nice to see her hungry for agility.
305
October 31, 2015
Vizslas
Chino Fairgrounds
grass
  77.14 (SCT 81) The footing wasn't nice and it was pretty hot out, but Olive was clearly having fun and turned in a nice performance.
2nd place 3 points
Jacqui O'Neil
Really not good conditions at all, but I'm proud of Olive for fighting through.
290
September 27, 2015
Aztec Doberman
Point Loma
grass
  69.84 (SCT 79) The best I've seen Olive run in a while. We stretched her before the run and she seemed to like that. Great A frame.
1st place 9 points
Diane Fyfe
It was really nice to see Olive running fast even though it was a bit toasty out.
287
August 2, 2015
German Shephers SD
San Diego NTC
grass
Between the course (no tunnels and LONG distances) and the heat, we decided to scratch. 76.97 (SCT 81) Not a fast run, but clean and good enough to qualify. Olive definitely enjoys running standard.
1st place 4 points
Bob Jeffers
Always good to see Olive out running hard.
1028
July 19, 2015
DAC Ventura
Camarillo
grass
A longish Sunday course, and Olive was struggling with the heavy grass. She ran well, just not fast enough, NQing on time.
Jacqui O'Neil
69.14 (SCT 78). Olive got in to the flow of this course early and kept picking up speed. A solid performance, great contacts and fast weaves.
4th place 8 points
Craig Josling
It was pretty hot the whole day, and Olive was clearly not her best. But she still had fun and ran well.
1024
June 20, 2015
LA Goldens
Industry
dirt
It was getting hot so we didn't run Olive in Jumpers. 68.82 (SCT 75). A nice flowy course that Olive enjoyed, even though the dirt was very pebbly. Solid performance, if not super fast.
3rd place 6 points
Beverly Morgan Lewis
The surface wasn't particularly nice today, but Olive kept up a decent pace the entire course.
1016
May 23, 2015
Mission Circuit
Pomona
dirt
52.xx (SCT 50) I mostly ran on the outside of the course, and Olive eventually got some good speed going, but her dawdling for the first 8-10 jumps cost a Q.
Dave Hirsch
70.35 (SCT 78) Not super fast - Olive was acting like she had a dirt clod in her front paw for a good part of the course - but fast enough to pick up some points.
3rd place 7 points
Scott Stock
If we had known it was going to be a cool weekend we might have entered Olive more. Nice runs.
1010
April 18, 2015
PWD club
Chino
grass
Not entered. N/T (SCT 81). Olive was surprisingly good through the early course, but missed the first pole of the weaves (on the front edge of the ring), and rather than pushing on to pole two, she blew them off. Picked her up.
Windle Ewing
Olive was surprisingly good even after another lengthy delay getting ready for the first dog on the line.
1003
April 11, 2015
Chatahoochee Weimeraners
Perry, GA
indoors on dirt
62.69 (SCT 58) Olive never seemed fired up outside the ring, and had zero spark in the ring. Slow, but clean. Over time. We'd hoped for a better run, with jumpers first, but it was just too muggy.
Bob Jeffers
83.38 (SCT 81). This course didn't have any standard obstacles until the dog walk at 11, and Olive was nose down most of that time. Sped up later, but not enough to qualify. Over time.
Lisa Dempsey
It was disappointing looking up and seeing the first digits on the timer after each run, but she was only 6 seconds total over for the day.
1003
April 4, 2015
Danville KC
Gretna, VA
indoors on dirt
52.56 (SCT 56) Olive had her nose down on the early part of the course, but eventually picked it up and ran fast enough for a Q.
1st place 3 points
Dave Mancino
62.07 (SCT 75). After a little running around the outside at the start, Olive took off and ran well. Slow on the A-frame descent.
1st place 12 points
Dave Mancino
Between the cold temperatures and a massage between runs, Olive looked good on a nice double Q.
Double Q #34 1003
March 21, 2015
Rhodesians
Point Loma
grass
We don't get to run jumpers first very often, and Olive enjoyed starting the day in the cool weather. The start was slow - tunnel/weaves - but then she started to race through the rest of the course. Great run.
1st place 9 points
Rene Fitch
N/T (SCT 81). Olive warmed up great and was ready to go, but the ring crew spent three minutes futzing around after the buzzer and Olive lost her interest in running. Picked her up.
Rene Fitch
It's nice to see Olive earn points in the jumpers ring for a change.
988
March 15, 2015
Goldens
Camarillo
grass
It was really hot out and given Olive's time in standard, we let her rest in the A/C.
Peter Liu
71.95 (SCT 80). The opening included a four-jump pinwheel taken for six jumps... not exactly Olive's favorite. But she stuck it out and got a nice Q.
8 points
Donna Gomer
It was starting to get hot for Standard. By Jumpers it was plain unpleasant out.
979
February 22, 2015
Silver Bay
Del Mar
dirt
Olive ran in (and won) Beginner Novice B instead of entering jumpers today.
Mark Upshaw
66.64 (SCT 80). We went straight from obedience to run standard, and Olive seemed to like the frenetic pace. A nice run, without having to run on the outside at any time.
1st place 13 points
Scott Stock
The footing here at Del Mar is so much nicer than Industry! Even cooler temperatures than Saturday.
971
February 21, 2015
Silver Bay
Del Mar
dirt
50.55 (SCT 49) Olive got a slow start on a long stretch of jumps. Even with a good second half of the course, she didn't make time.
Scott Stock
61.37 (SCT 74). Really good from the start, although a little slow on the down side of the A-frame. Nice performance.
2nd place 12 points
Mark Upshaw
It was fairly cool in the building. Olive really looked good on the standard course.
958
February 8, 2015
Std Schnauzers
Escondido
grass
Too hot and given the standard performance, we scratched.
Karen Wlodarski
92+ (SCT 81). Slow (over time), stopped to chew at her foot before a jump, came out the wrong end of a tunnel. Not a good performance.
Karen Wlodarski
We tried a start from a "squish" and that didn't go well. I don't think Olive drives in that position without treats.
946
February 1, 2015
PWDs
Industry
dirt under cover
Olive doesn't perform well in the jumpers ring at COI unless it's really chilly out, so scratched.
Laura English
N/T (SCT 80). Sort of slow through the first several obstacles, sped up for a tunnel, and then just stopped at the entrance to the weaves. Picked her up.
Jacqui O'Neill
Between the pebbly surface and the heat, this wasn't the sort of day that Olive likes. The last two weekends were much colder.
946
January 25, 2015
Mensona
Santa Rosa
dirt under cover
We had planned to try Olive in T2B in the morning so didn't enter jumpers.
Kay Vonnahme
60.84 (SCT 81). Even though she hopped across the dog walk on three legs (dirt clod in her paw?) she raced on to a nice fast time.
1st place 20 points
Courtney Moore
Olive continues to like me racing her on the outside of the opening obstacles.
946
January 24, 2015
Mensona
Santa Rosa
dirt under cover
49.26 (SCT 55) A nice steady performance by Olive, even with softer dirt through the back part of the ring.
2nd place 5 points
Courtney Moore
62.76 (SCT 81). Olive clearly liked the cold temperatures and the hard dirt surface. A very nice run.
2nd place 18 points
Kay Vonnahme
Olive continues to look great when the weather is cold. She really drove for the weaves.
Double Q #33
926
January 17, 2015
DFAO
Portland
mats indoors
54.20 (SCT 54) The start area was covered in dog fur and dust and so Olive started with a bunch of sniffing, but by obstacle three sped up and made time (barely).
3rd place
Lisa Dempsey
61.00 (SCT 75). Olive felt more comfortable with the footing and turned in a good, fast run. Nice contacts.
2nd place 14 points
Ronda Bermke
Not as fast as yesterday, but Olive still showed a lot of heart and turned in a nice double Q. Double Q # 32
903
January 16, 2015
DFAO
Portland
mats indoors
44.26 (SCT 50) A nice solid run by Olive, placing in the middle of the 4" pack.
4th place 5 points
Ronda Bermke
66.92 (SCT 81). A nice solid performance on the good footing on the mats in Portland. Sped up from the A-frame (obstacle 2) to the end.
2nd place 14 points
Lisa Dempsey
A really nice performance, great attention, good speed. Double Q # 31
889
January 4, 2015
Cockers
Industry
dirt
N/T (SCT 50) This really didn't feel like a course that Olive would like, so we scratched.
Scott Stock
64.11 (SCT 79). Sped up fairly early on the course, but missed the weave entrance, looking up at me. I need to remember to talk her through the weaves.
Dave Hirsch
That's the second time recently we've had a problem with Olive looking at me like the weaves are a foreign obstacle.
870
December 26, 2014
Keeshonds
Chino Fairgrounds
thick grass
39.90 (SCT 47) We were first dog and didn't realize there wouldn't be a five minute count-up... so raced into the ring and the best jumpers run by Olive in quite a while.
7 points
Wendy Pennington
68.81 (SCT 80). A bit of a slow start (backside of jump 2) but Olive kept up a good pace for a Q.
3rd place 11 points
Wendy Pennington
The surface was uneven and the grass thick, so this was a solid performance for Olive.
Double Q # 30 870
December 21, 2014
Vizslas
Industry
dirt
52.61 (SCT 49) Olive was clean, but not very fast, and was over time. Really had to handle the weaves heavily to get her into the entrance.
Terry Culley
N/T (SCT 81). Olive was looking pretty good up to the late weaves, but when I called weaves she looked at me like I was speaking Finnish.
Mary Mullen
Olive really doesn't like the surface here. It was a little warmer than usual for December, but not hot. 852
December 13, 2014
Vizslas
Industry
dirt
Since Olive was running slow this weekend, we decided to scratch her entry.
Tom Slattery
69.05 (SCT 80). A nice run, although it's clear that the footing isn't her favorite. Sped up on the contacts, a sure sign she doesn't like the dirt.
3rd place 10 points
Lavonda Herring
This was a small trial, with Olive and Bossa running close in the order. Both were ringside. Olive may not have liked sharing the attention. 852
December 12, 2014
Cockers
Industry
dirt
57.62 (SCT 54) Olive started well and was running ok until she didn't come out of the tunnel - saw her inside sniffing where the snuggler was. Clearly didn't like the surface. Over time.
Lavonda Herring
N/T (SCT 79). Slow start (Olive never likes chute to start), and was going so slow she missed the weave entrance. I picked her up.
Lavonda Herring
The surface was the sort of pebbly dirt that Olive never likes running on. Still, not a good showing. 842
December 6, 2014
SD Goldens
VHOC Escondido
wet grass
56.60 (SCT 52) Olive didn't look happy running on the wet grass, was slow throughout, and turned back to sniff at a jump. Over time.
Alan Arthur
N/T (SCT 76). Olive was still running slow on the second run of the day, but then stopped and wandered off at the second pole of the weaves. I picked her up.
Alan Arthur
Olive seemed hot and not very happy with the conditions. Disappointing. Olive's MJP3 certificate arrived today.842
November 30, 2014
Keeshonds
Industry
dirt under cover
52.07 (SCT 60) A little slow through the early part of the course, but picked up speed on the second half. Not super fast, but a good run.
7 points
Jan Skurzynski
63.70 (SCT 81). Olive was pretty fired up, even though the start was a tight 180. Great run.
17 points
Dale Mahoney
Very cool (actually raining out in the parking lot). Great conditions. Double Q #29842
November 23, 2014
Orange Empire
Bloomington
grass
It was really windy and we all decided to call it an early day.
N/T (SCT ?). Popped out of the weaves at pole six (shade to sun transition). Then I left out part of the course!.
Ann Croft
Not the best conditions, not our best day.818
November 15, 2014
Samoyeds
Chino Fairgrounds
grass
53.07 (SCT 55) Olive didn't find this course as motivating as Bossa did, and it was the second run of the day. Still she kept at it and earned the Q.
4th place 1 point
Kitty Bradley
59.62 (SCT 77). A really twisty course with a lot of changes of direction. Olive kept speeding up the whole time. Nice run.
4th place 17 points
Donna Gomer
Definitely lost some speed running Jumpers after Standard, and the surface wasn't nearly as good as last week.
Double Q #28 818
November 8, 2014
SD Rhodesians
Miramar
short grass
41.63 (SCT 49) Warm out, but Olive was ticked off that Bossa had an early morning run (T2B) and she didn't. Fast and clean.
1st place 7 points
Dan Butcher
63.69 (SCT 80). She looked like she was going to melt in the heat, and nose down at the first jump, but then she just got faster and faster.
1st place 16 points
Dan Butcher
After ten weeks off, with only one class session in that whole time, it was nice to be in the ring again. Olive looked great.
Double Q #27 800
August 24, 2014
Rhodesians
Camarillo PVIC
dry grass
It was getting hot out, so we scratched. None of the other five 4" dogs made time!
Dan Butcher
65.74 (SCT 79). A good run on a tricky course, but I didn't wait for Olive to recover from a bumpy teeter dismount and rushed her weave entrance.
Rene Fitch
Sunday started nicer than Saturday, but it was very hot by the time Jumpers ran. Olive got to celebrate her PACH with ocean retrieving (in warm ocean waters) after the trial. 777
August 23, 2014
Rhodesians
Camarillo PVIC
dry grass
49.10 (SCT 58) A solid, fast run. Even though it was hot out, Olive started fast and built speed through the course.
3rd place 8 points
Rene Fitch
62.42 (SCT 80). Olive ran an inspired course, with a good tight line and fast contacts.
3rd place 17 points
Dan Butcher
It was a little hot, but Olive didn't seem to mind. Good performances.
Double Q #26 777
August 2, 2014
German Shepherds
San Diego NTC
grass
49.01 (SCT 55) It was starting to drizzle by the time of the second run, and despite a delay at the scribe table Olive had a nice solid run. The next dog had a slight delay for our victory lap. :)
2nd place 5 points
Ronda Bermke
61.54 (SCT 76). It was a little muggy but not too hot. Olive ran with her nose down a lot, but still turned in a nice performance.
1st place 14 points
Ronda Bermke
Olive had a good day and earned her PACH Title with style.
Double Q #25 752
July 6, 2014
Samoyeds
Industry
dirt under cover
46.41 (SCT 48) Again, not nearly as hot as on the 4th, but still pretty toasty. Good start, and Olive didn't drop her nose or anything like that. Time mostly due to surface and heat.
1 point
Peter Liu
69.08 (SCT 80). Not super fast, but a good solid run and picked up some speed in the second half. The run was earlier in the day, so it wasn't so hot.
4th place 10 points
Karen Wlodarski
The surface was more dry and dusty today - Bossa had some difficulty with getting traction. Good performance by Olive.
Double Q #24 733
July 4, 2014
Samoyeds
Industry
dirt under cover
57.10 (SCT 51) It was simply hot, and even using Bossa to try to wind Olive up wasn't enough. Once again, clean but over time.
Peter Liu
73.49 (SCT 81). Olive wasn't moving very fast, clearly not liking the footing, but then she pulled out of the weaves at pole 10.
Karen Wlodarski
The dirt was hard and in little marble-like clumps, and it was just plain hot. Not Olive's favorite conditions.
722
June 20, 2014
Papillons
Camarillo
grass
60.10 (SCT 56) Another course starting with a tunnel, and this time in hot sun, and Olive wasn't inspired by either. Clean but over time.
Bob Jeffers
63.07 (SCT 81). A little slow through the first four obstacles but Olive picked up speed and looked really solid in the later tricky bits.
3rd place 17 points
Mark Upshaw
The air temperature wasn't so bad, but the sun was hot and the air was still. Olive didn't like the conditions at all.
722
June 15, 2014
Bichon Frisee
San Diego NTC
grass
52.13 (SCT 55) The course started jump weaves, and didn't leave me anywhere to get Olive revved up. Still a nice run for a couple of points.
2nd place 2 points
Jacquie O'Neill
62.65 (SCT 80). Olive doesn't seem to like these tunnel starts, but she still turned in a nice fast run (excellent dog walk). Sydney was just a little faster today.
2nd place 17 points
Jacquie O'Neill
Nice surface and the air temperature wasn't bad, but the sun was heating Olive up. Today was tall to small... a rarity!
DOUBLE Q #23
705
May 24, 2014
Mission Circuit
Pomona
dirt under cover
49.90 (SCT 57) A really choppy course, but Olive ran fairly well. The footing was better than the Standard ring.
7 points
Alan Arthur
75.30 (SCT 79). Olive actually came back out of a C tunnel under the dog walk, but a scribe error gave us a gift. That was a big part of the slow time. (By the time I'd looked at the recently entered dogs, the run was already off the display).
3 points
Kay Vonnahme
The ground was wet and clumps of dirt were sticking to Olive's paws. She really didn't look comfortable today.
DOUBLE Q #22
686
May 23, 2014
Mission Circuit
Pomona
dirt under cover
42.89 (SCT 52) A nice flowing course with pretty evenly good footing. Olive beat four other qualifiers.
1st place 9 points
Kay Vonnahme
55.78 (SCT 79). Olive was really fired up for a course that could have been demotivating for her, but she was fast and focused. Good footing, cool temperatures.
1st place 23 points
Alan Arthur
It's nice to catch a break with good weather for Mission Circuit this year. Cool air and the surface was well wetted (not too many dusty patches).
DOUBLE Q #21
676
May 5, 2014
DCA
Sacramento
long grass
39.26 (SCT 46) Other dogs were having trouble with scents near the entrance to the weaves, but Olive powered through.
1st place 6 points
Jan Budzynski
63.54 (SCT 81). A solid performance to wrap up the day, earning both preferred High in Trial awards.
1st place 17 points
Jan Budzynski
Cool temperatures even though it was bright. Olive earns her PAX (and her MXPB title at the same time) in style at DCA.
DOUBLE Q #20
644
April 26, 2014
Border Terriers
Industry
hard dirt
40.74 (SCT 55) There was a timer problem at the start so we had to restart... and Olive really took off the second time. Good fast run.
4th place 14 points
Terry Elger
58.08 (SCT 78). A starting tunnel, which usually is slow for Olive, but she put in a good solid performance.
2nd place 19 points
Lavonda Herring
A nice return to the ring after a lot of travel. Bossa ran earlier and that seemed to fire Olive up. DOUBLE Q #19
621
March 16, 2014
Goldens
Camarillo
Grass
Olive had fun retrieving in the ocean on Saturday afternoon, but looked tired on her standard run. We decided to just go home.
Jacqui O'Neill
71.86 (SCT 81). Olive was pretty slow throughout. When I took a step back at the table during the count, Olive followed.
Dan Faulkner
Not our best weekend. The trial site is very nice, and the farmers market nearby on Saturday was a good bonus.
588
March 15, 2014
Goldens
Camarillo
Grass
51.21 (SCT 58). Again I ran the outside of the first part of the course, but had to stop at a tunnel on the ring boundary and Olive pulled out of the tunnel.
Dan Faulkner
57.05 (SCT 77). Olive looked good on this cool early run. Solid contacts, tight line throughout.
1st place 19 points
Jacqui O'Neill
None of us got much sleep (problems with our reservation at the beach-side campground), and it showed.
588
March 1, 2014
Tervs
Fairplex - Pomona
Dirt under cover
38.28 (SCT 52). I ran the outside of the first half of the course and that motivated Olive to run fast! Beat three other qualifiers. [Video]
1st place 13 points
Pam Sturz
54.97 (SCT 75). A cold day and a course with early weaves combined for a fast run. Nice placement out of five qualifiers.
2nd place 20 points
Peter Liu
Olive was pretty ticked that Bossa got to go play on Thursday and she didn't. Glad she channeled that energy into a pair of nice runs.
DOUBLE Q #18 569
February 9, 2014
Gamblers AC of LV
Boulder City, NV
Grass
39.86 (SCT 50). Another solid performance by Olive. No problems in the offside weaves.
1st place 10 points
Cindy Macklin
59.34 (SCT 75). It was starting to warm up but another strong run. Olive almost missed the 12th weave pole (onside) but fought for it and got the Q.
1st place 15 points
Cindy Macklin
Both Bossa and Olive really ran well on this surface. We definitely had fun (and some good progress).
DOUBLE Q #17 536
February 8, 2014
Gamblers AC of LV
Boulder City, NV
Grass
NT (SCT 53). Olive was going fine from the start, and the weaves were early (6, offside) but she pulled out at pole ten. I put her back in the weaves and she popped again. Picked up. No party.
Cindy Macklin
56.76 (SCT 78). Olive had a grudge after not getting to celebrate Jumpers, and cracked off a fast, sharp run. Great contacts. (Onside weaves)
1st place 21 points
Cindy Macklin
Conditions were excellent - good footing and cool all day. Olive may not have liked that I judged the day before.511
January 25, 2014
Mensona KC
Santa Rosa, CA
Dirt under cover
45.88 (SCT 55). The footing wasn't quite as good in this ring, and looking at the video Olive was looking at things outside the ring during the run, but it was still a nice fast run.
1st place 9 points
Tom Slattery
49.63 (SCT 73). Nice and cold under the arena roof and Olive was flying . Fast contacts and a great line, even though weaves were second to last on the course.
1st place 23 points
Alan Arthur
Even though we'd spent the week at DCA field events, Olive was happy to turn in a strong performance.
DOUBLE Q #16 490
January 18, 2013
Simi Valley
Van Nuys, CA
grass
44.53 (SCT 49). Both courses today started with a tunnel, and Olive didn't seem so excited by that. Still a decent run, even if I had to run outside on some early parts.
2nd place 5 points
Tami Domico
60.51 (SCT 81). A nice strong run until straight off the A-Frame where Olive just stopped to sniff, earning a refusal just before the table.
Kera Holm
A warmer day, and the surface wasn't the best (we were here to let Bossa see a typical park setting - Bossa Q'd in novice FAST and did the weaves).
458
January 4, 2014
Cockers
City of Industry, CA
Dirt under cover
44.49 (SCT 56). I wasn't feeling very good (sinus infection) but Olive stepped up and was strong from start to finish. I didn't have to run the outside anywhere. On-side weaves.
2nd place 11 points
Cindy Tilley
56.38 (SCT 81). Not the best course for Olive's speed, but she was solid from start to end. Impressive run. Off-side weaves.
1st place 24 points
Ronda Bermke
Chilly under the cover, even after noon for the jumpers run. Bossa turned in a nice performance in Novice FAST (but didn't Q).
DOUBLE Q #15 454
December 15, 2013
Vizslas
City of Industry, CA
Dirt under cover
41.88 (SCT 52). Not as fast as yesterday, but still a nice run. I was on the outside for a lot of the run.
1st place 10 points
Alan Arthur
NT (SCT 76). Things were looking good until Olive bailed out of the weaves at pole 9 (weaving on-side). Didn't see any issue in my handling on the video.
Kera Holm
Again it was cool under the roof. Bossa was along today - maybe this is Olive's way of saying "no puppy!".
419
December 14, 2013
Vizslas
City of Industry, CA
Dirt under cover
42.06 (SCT 56). Olive was fast off the line on her second run of the day and kept driving the whole way. Really nice performance. [Video]
1st place 13 points
Kera Holm
50.07 (SCT 80). Fast from the very start, excellent contacts and weaves. Really impressive run. One of her fastest in a long time. [Video]
1st place 29 points
Alan Arthur
Nice cool weather under the roof. Didn't bring Bossa today (for the first time in a long time). Maybe Olive prefers that. ;)
DOUBLE Q #14 409
November 30, 2013
Keeshonds
City of Industry, CA
Dirt under cover
42.91 (SCT 49). A really hard weave entrance that was keeping the Q rate down, but Olive nailed it. She was a little warm before the run but had a good time.
2nd place 6 points
Jean Munger
57.60 (SCT 77). Not the hardest course we've seen, but Olive looked good and fast. The closing had two big straight runs and Olive really picked up speed on them.
1st place 19 points
Karen Winter
A brief flirt with fall seems to be over - it was sunny and warmer today. Still nice to get a QQ again.
DOUBLE Q #13 367
November 29, 2013
Keeshonds
City of Industry, CA
Dirt under cover
40.11 (SCT 51). A pretty nice run but Olive dropped her nose at pole six in the weaves and did enough sniffing to NQ.
Karen Winters
54.97 (SCT 75). Another really fast standard run, and this time both the table and weaves were solid.
1st place 20 points
Jean Munger
A couple of weeks in class helped polish things, but missing another 10 points (and a QQ) due to a sniff hurt.
342
November 16, 2013
Samoyed Club
Walnut, CA
Grass
44.94 (SCT 49). We were ready to roll at the end of the countdown but the ring wasn't. Olive ended up running sluggish and I didn't work her all the way through the weaves, pulling out at pole 10.
Scott Stock
55.39 (SCT 78). Once again Olive was a speed demon, but she came off the table during the count as I moved to the other side, and that killed our Q. Good fast run. Would have easily been first place.
Donna Gomer
We still haven't been to class in ages (another business trip between the last two shows) and the rust is starting to show.
322
November 2, 2013
Vizslas
Walnut, CA
Grass
46.84 (SCT 55). Not quite as fast a start as the first run (temperatures were getting up close to 80) but still a good solid run.
1st place 8 points
Kay Vonnahme
55.86 (SCT 77). Olive was on fire for her first run in two months. Fast and accurate the whole course, placed ahead of three other qualifiers.
1st place 21 points
Stephanie Capkovic
We mostly entered to let Olive have some exercise between business trips, but wow did she impress!
DOUBLE Q #12 322
September 7, 2013
West Coast Cockers
City of Industry
Dirt indoors
(SCT 44). It was just plain hot and none of us were enjoying the heat, so we left early.
68.58 (SCT 80). The surface wasn't particularly good (pebbly) and it was HOT. Given that, Olive looked solid on this longish course.
2nd place 11 points
Cynthia Blanton
Temperatures near 100 for Olive's first run (it was much cooler early in the day for Bossa's ring debut).
293
September 1, 2013
Evergreen Goldens
Argus Ranch
Auburn, WA
Dirt indoors
45.66 (SCT 56). Second run of the day, and even with an opening pinwheel Olive looked good throughout. I ran the first part of the course on the outside so that she would chase me. A little slip in the weaves.
1st place 10 points
Courtney Moore
58.27 (SCT 80). Olive really liked the footing in the Argus barn and flew through the course. Good dog walk (I left her in the dust).
1st place 21 points
Jack Cadalso
The main day of competition on our Pacific Northwest trip this year. Olive looked focused and fast.
DOUBLE Q #11 282
August 11, 2013
DASH
Fountain Valley
Grass
41.43 (SCT 53). A good first run of the day, early enough that the marine layer was keeping it cool out. Blew her start line stay.
3rd place 11 points
Tom Slattery
63.47 (SCT 72). The sun broke through before the run and it was hot on the course. Slow at the start, particularly dog walk at #2, but picked up speed later on.
3rd place 8 points
Cathy Nelson
A nice performance on the first anniversary of Olive's MACH. Definitely better weather this year.
DOUBLE Q #10 251
July 19, 2013
DAC Ventura
Camarillo
Grass
42.21 (SCT 49). Olive seemed really hot when she stepped into the ring. Not sure whether we didn't manage her temperature well, or whether the last 24 hours were just too much. Still a good run.
3rd place 6 points
Mark Upshaw
62.47 (SCT 79). A good run, from start to finish. Olive drove hard and took a good line.
2nd place 16 points
Gene Downing
The night before Olive got to spend time retrieving in the Pacific Ocean. We woke up to dolphins and otters just off shore - that's pretty special.
DOUBLE Q #9 232
July 18, 2013
DAC Ventura
Camarillo
Grass
42.48 (SCT 55). A nice start to the weekend after judging the previous weekend. Tricky course but she ran well. (Course judged by Mark)
2nd place 12 points
Gene Downing
62.49 (SCT 77). We managed Olive's body temperature well and even with a tricky slice jump start she ran well.
2nd place 14 points
Mark Upshaw
The grass was a little thick but Olive ran well and jumped solidly.
DOUBLE Q #8 210
July 7, 2013
Samoyeds
Industry
Dirt under cover
47.61 (SCT 54). For Olive's third run of the day, I mostly ran the outside line, letting her chase me. She enjoyed that.
2nd place 6 points
Jack Cadalso
67.86 (SCT 81). Even though the start wasn't very motivating (two jumps, back to first jump), Olive kept driving and had a good solid run.
1st place 13 points
Jacqui O'Neill
A little warmer than yesterday. Started the day with a Time To Beat Q (10 points), so Olive was a little more tired by the JWW run.
DOUBLE Q #7 184
July 6, 2013
Samoyeds
Industry
Dirt under cover
41.18 (SCT 48). A pinwheel filled course but after taking the outside line around some jumps a few times Olive picked up speed and finished strong.
2nd place 6 points
Jacqui O'Neill
64.30 (SCT 80). Diane wasn't around to do the warmup routine so I did it solo. Probably not as good as usual, but a nice dogwalk. Lost a few seconds sniffing bird poo on the table.
1st place 15 points
Jack Cadalso
Pretty decent surface, and surprisingly mild temperatures. A good pair of runs today.
DOUBLE Q #6 165
June 20, 2013
DAC Ventura
Walnut
Grass
44.97 (SCT 54). It was warm out, but Olive put in a nice run, only to pop out of the weaves around pole nine. Possibly handler error? We're reviewing the video.
Ronda Bermke
64.46 (SCT 76). Good solid weaves late on the course, and a decent performance. The dog walk is still slow - we need to work on that.
2nd place 11 points
Ronda Bermke
Fairly warm all day, and Olive started slow but did get running each time. 144
May 27, 2013
Mission Circuit
Pomona Fairplex
Dirt under cover
44.87 (SCT 55). Olive seemed unsure of where we were going at the start (a tunnel) but a little running on the outside got her going blazing fast by the end.
1st place 10 points
Laura English
62.31 (SCT 81). Once again a little slow on the dog walk, but otherwise a fast, tight line.
1st place 18 points
Mary Mullen
The fair staff watered the rings overnight and the footing was much better.
DOUBLE Q #5 133
May 23, 2013
Mission Circuit
Pomona Fairplex
Dirt under cover
51.01 (SCT 58). The dirt on the jumpers course was really loose/fluffy by the time we ran, but Olive was strong and earned another solid Q.
2nd place 6 points
Laura English
63.89 (SCT 81). A very solid performance on the standard course, with one of the best A-frames we've seen her do in competition. The footing wasn't very good but she was still fast.
1st place 17 points
Mary Mullen
The conditions weren't nearly as good as our last runs, but Olive still ran great. She was smoking fast on the FAST course.
DOUBLE Q #4 105
May 14, 2013
DCA
Gray Summit, MO
Indoors astroturf
46.65 (SCT 53). Last run of the day, with weaves around the middle of the course, but a good solid run. Olive doesn't really like the footing in the weaves, but otherwise this is a great facility.
2nd place 6 points
Karen Winter
53.94 (SCT 74). After a good run in FAST, Olive ran well on the standard course. A little slow on the dog walk (that cost her a high in trial) but otherwise very fast.
2nd place 20 points
Karen Winter
Our first time at the Purina Event Center, indoors on astroturf. Excellent conditions for dachshunds.
DOUBLE Q #3 82
April 6, 2013
Cockers
San Diego NTC
grass
41.41 (SCT 52). A little sluggish at the start, and I ended up getting too far ahead. When we got more in sync she picked up speed.
2nd place 10 points
Mark Upshaw
64.88 (SCT 79). Again a little slow at the start but she picked up speed the entire time. Good contacts.
1st place 14 points
Mark Upshaw
It was cool for this early morning trial. Excellent surface. We might need to warm up Olive more than we have been.
DOUBLE Q #2 56
March 2, 2013
Tervs
Orange, CA
grass
46.54 (SCT 56). The footing in the weaves was even worse on this course, and Olive had to fight for the entrance, and she pulled it off.
2nd place 9 points
Rhonda Crane
NT (SCT 78). Olive looked good again but dropped her nose again around pole 6 of the weaves. I picked her up.
Lavonda Herring
We continue to think the grounds at this site are bad, and the heat didn't help. But Olive looked good.32
March 1, 2013
Tervs
Orange, CA
grass
It was going to be a long wait for the second run, it was hot, and so we decided to bail. 62.29 (SCT 71). A pretty nice run but Olive dropped here nose midway through the weaves, even though she had a really good rhythm going.
Mark Upshaw
We saw lots of dogs drop their noses in the weaves. Not sure if it was gophers or something else.23
Feb 22, 2013
Silver Bay
Del Mar, CA
indoors dirt
39.50 (SCT 49). I wasn't as prepared as I would like to be (going between venues) but Olive showed lots of drive, even with late weaves.
1st place 9 points
Jacqueline Hoye
66.17 (SCT 81). Not as big a difference as on the jumpers course, but Olive still looked good and drove the whole course.
1st place 14 points
Jacqueline Hoye
Olive clearly likes jumping at the lower height.
Double Q #123

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