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Old 03-21-2010, 10:53 PM   #1
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Default MACH3 and Nationals!

I'm attaching a link to Aslan's MACH3 Double Q in agility. He earned his third MACH (Master Agility Championship) last weekend. It basically means he' earned his Agility Championship three times now.

And next weekend, we're off to the AKC Agility National Championships in Tulsa. So March is turning out to be quite a month for little Aslan!!

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And if this doesn't seem like my typical video, it's not. Ken taped and made it for me.
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Aslan and Asher always make me smile!! Congrats to you and Aslan, the video was great. Can't wait to hear how next weekend goes. Good Luck!
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Thanks!!! I have a back log of videos, but don't have the time to create with them. Maybe after Nationals I'll find an evening or two.
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Congratulations!

I really loved the slow motion part of the video, his tail was so cute. He was using it as a little air rudder. It was adorable. but WOW does he jump far, he'd start 1-2 feet in front and yet make it over. Amazing the agility in these animals!
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Great job. Now you’re on to the big show (again?). I have a classmate who's taking her Belgian Sheepdog to Tulsa too.

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Monkey, yep, the tail is a rudder for sure. When he's umping far, he's in "extended stride." When is ump is shorter, he's in "collected stride." It's up to me to give him cues as to which stride he needs to be in. Agility is much more difficult than it looks.

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How does a tail less dog handle agility? Cause that was something I was wondering when I saw him using the "rudder". I figure you with your extensive knowledge has seen the difference.

And I had no clue about the jumping, I figured they decided themselves *lol*

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Tailless dogs do fine. The tail is a rudder, but it's not a make or break issue for control for the dog. There's also a feeling that the dew claws help dogs "grip" better on turns, but dewclawless dogs do fine as well.

Aussiesrock has Aussies who do agility, and though tailless, they do fantastic. Of course, they don't know they're missing their tails, so they don't "feel" any need for adustment.
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