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Vinca's Masters Agility Career

Just as with her mother Bossa, we started Vinca's agility log as soon as she entered Excellent because we have found these logs to be a useful training aid. (Click for Bossa's log.)

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

Vinca has 0 championship points and 0 double Qs.
A dog requires 750 championship points and 20 double Qs to receive the MACH title.

TRIAL JUMPERS STANDARD NOTES
November 13, 2021
Sno-King
Argus Ranch
Auburn, WA
Indoors on dirt
46.54 (SCT 47) A pretty nice second run, although wide at a number of points, good weaves, but I think I overhandled the last tunnel entrance and she ran around the tunnel.
Lisa Potts
Video
66.57 (SCT 75) Once again popped out of the weaves at pole 8, this time weaving off side. Did ok the second time and finished well. A little high on the a-frame dismount.
Danielle LaGrave
Video
I'm wondering if I have started to crowd her in the weaves, now that I'm worried about them. I would also like to see better focus.
0
November 12, 2021
Sno-King
Argus Ranch
Auburn, WA
Indoors on dirt
42.09 (SCT 51) Vinca continues to run wide at times, but this was a nice recovery from the standard run. Solid throughout. 2/3 for AXJ
1st place
Danielle LaGrave
N/T (SCT 76) Again in the standard ring pulling out of the weaves to the left at pole 6, this time towards the secretary table. Tried again, did it again, and picked her up.
Lisa Potts
I feel like the weave issue in standard had more to do with the center aisle than anything, but still not happy with it.
0
November 7, 2021
Labs
Argus Ranch
Auburn, WA
Indoors on dirt
35.51 (SCT 43) A little cautious jumping (Diane thinks she didn't trust the surface). A great run but some rough handling one jump from the finish caused a bar to drop.
Ronda Bermke

63.26 (SCT 73) Something got her attention hard at pole 6 of the weaves. Retried successfully and then ran the rest nicely. A good first appearance in excellent.
Christian Echhoff

All in all a nice pair of runs. Not sure what caused the issue in standard, even watching the tape.
0
November 6, 2021
Labs
Argus Ranch
Auburn, WA
Indoors on dirt
47.49 (SCT 47) Vinca seemed a little skittish in her first trial appearance in a while. Spooked by the dog on the dog walk in the other ring as she entered the weaves. Ran out a serp jump.
Christian Echhoff
60.49 (SCT 72) She had a little more time between runs and came back strong in standard. Great contacts, solid weaves. 3/3 for OA
1st place
Ronda Bermke
Nice to see Vinca running like she does in class in standard. Open Standard Title!
0
September 19, 2021
Bell Vernon
Fun Fur Paws
Mt Vernon, WA
Indoors on dirt
54.70 (SCT 49) A good looking run although looking over her shoulder a bit. In the closing sequence the next handler slammed the gate, and she bolted picking up an R and a lot of wasted time.
Ronda Bermke
60.49 (SCT 72) Once again, popped the last weave pole heading towards the secretary table. Good on second pass. Otherwise solid, until she dropped the last bar while looking over her shoulder.
Debby Wheeler
So much for the confidence - not sure it this was burn out from three hard days or me not using the stroller ring side, but she seemed more nervous than usual.
0
September 17, 2021
Bell Vernon
Fun Fur Paws
Mt Vernon, WA
Indoors on dirt
40.03 (SCT 50) Dropped two bars - the first I was racing her, not sure why the second fell. Good concentration, didn't let herself be distracted.
Ronda Bermke
60.77 (SCT 75) Popped the last weave pole, apparently distracted by activity at the secretary table. Would have been a Q but she also dropped a bar after the table.
Debby Wheeler
A good pair of runs, paying good attention to me and not showing signs of being as distracted (aside from the weaves). Continuing to show confidence.
0
September 3, 2021
Goldens
Argus Ranch
Auburn, WA
Indoors on dirt
48.60 (SCT 51) Vinca was fired up for the first run of the day, broke her start line stay, and I was well behind her at the weave entrance, pushing her wide. She did them on the second try, but knocked a late bar. A good run but we still need to work on her focus.
Traci Mazur
48.48 (SCT 80) Once again a short time between runs, but did a better job keeping her calm and refreshed for her second Open Standard Q. Not a lot to complain about, a little high on the A-frame dismount but still in the yellow. 2/3 for OA
1st place (100 points)
Torka Poet
Vinca gets really excited about being at trials - we need to teach her that it is ok to wait patiently. As it is, she is too crazed to focus for the first run.
0
August 15, 2021
OKC
Enumclaw Stadium
Enumclaw, WA
Outdoors on turf
61.30 (SCT 50) We were late to the trial and badly managed Vinca's body temps during warmup. She was melting from the heat and slow. Ran out the second tunnel.
Ken Boyd (Oksana Syrkin design)
61.09 (SCT 76) Better temperature management and she was fast and eager on the second run. Great contacts and weaves. One runout towards her leash as we looped back to the start, and another runout at the second tunnel.
Ken Boyd
Not so worried about jumpers - that was bad heat management on our part. Running out the tunnels (yellow tunnels, rear crossing entrance both times) is more concerning.
0
August 14, 2021
OKC
Enumclaw Stadium
Enumclaw, WA
Outdoors on turf
47.12 (SCT 54) Vinca's first run outdoors, a little put off by the visuals (ring fencing, which she can see through rather than solid walls at horse barns) but she ran well. Way too fast into the weaves and couldn't make pole four. It was HOT.
Ken Boyd
69.11 (SCT 76) Didn't complete the weaves (tried twice), very distracted by the setups on that side of the ring. First time running outdoors, so not surprising. Did I mention it was HOT?
Ken Boyd (Oksana Syrkin design)
Another new experience, this time the first time outdoors. Vinca handled the heat just fine, better than her handler!
0
August 7, 2021
GSD
Clark County Fairgrounds
Ridgefield, WA
Indoors on dirt
48.24 (SCT 52) A bit distracted on her first run, particularly interested in bar setters. Dropped a late bar looking over her shoulder at a bar setter. Seemed tired at the end, wasting too much energy getting wound up?
Jenny Burrows
60.77 (SCT 70) Second run of the day. Had to call Vinca off a tempting A-frame trap at the start, she came to me but ran out the weave entrance in the process. 1/3 for OA.
1st place (95 points)
Laura Gilice
Vinca's first time at this site, definitely distracted by the environment and particularly the barking from dogs crated indoors.
0
July 10, 2021
Dobies
Argus Ranch
Auburn, WA
Indoors on dirt
38.57 (SCT 47) First run in Excellent, and her first Q. Good run, but still looking around a bit and running a wide line. 1/3 for AXJ.
1st place
Dave Sliger
74.19 (SCT 73) Vinca was too fired up at the start making some speed faults, and fatigued by the end, dropping a couple bars. W, R, T, F, F. Popped the poles for the first time in competition. But even with that basket of faults it was a really good run.
Jenny Burrows
Vinca's open standard run was less than ten minutes after her jumpers Q. She was still fired up but seemed tired by the end.
0
June 20, 2021
Bostons
Argus Ranch
Auburn, WA
Indoors on dirt
33.96 (SCT 46) A good solid run in Open Jumpers to start the day. Great weaves and very attentive. On to Excellent!
1st place
Tracy Mazur
52.96 (SCT 83) A runout at a 180 over wingless jumps (don't see those much in practice), but good enough for a 95 in Novice Standard.
1st place
Don Farage
A pretty hot day, and a long wait for the novice standard run, but well done.
NA and OAJ titles.
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Standard Course Time (SCT): 3.05 yards per second (Jumpers), 2.5 yards per second + 5 sec for table (Standard)