More of the "Big Air" competition
the dog in the background prepares!
on to the "High Vertical" competition, my favorite! This is what they are after:
This dog listens and watches intently before the big jump
this competitor lets out a joyful bark as the owner points out the target
GREAT CATCH!!! WHOO HOO!!
ANOTHER GREAT CATCH!
This dog has his eye on the target and nothing else! I am amazed at their intensity and their focus!
Taking his turn!
Another competitor grabs it!
I think this dog's name is Alex. They said he is a rare silver retriever. He got it!
Now they are both jumping! Air jaws!
An intense moment between dog and handler. The dog is completely focused on the target, all muscles tensed and ready to leap
Its a catch!!
Another competitor takes the plunge
Words of encouragement for this dog, who has already focused on the hanging target
The tension grows as its now down to just these two last competitors, who are the top scorers in this event.
Launch for the target!
Last jump for the day
All the dogs were a joy to watch and they all did great!