Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lure Coursing Videos

Koira ran her first CAT (Coursing Ability Test) this morning. She left the lure, but when I re-sent her to it, she picked it back up, and still managed to come in under the time limit, giving her a Q. She did the same thing for her second CAT, again, earning a Q, but not very prettily. I only got the first one on video, and the camera didn't care much for the fog. We have one more CAT Q to go to achieve a Coursing Ability (CA) title.



Pallo ran the CAT 1 and CAT 2 steadily and solidly, bringing home two Q's to be proud of. Even with those short legs, he did great.


Pallo did get a bit tired toward the end of his runs, especially CAT 2. But he showed his drive and game good. One more Q to his CA title!



*For the CAT, dogs over 12 inches at the shoulder must run a 600 yard course, while dogs shorter than 12 inches run 300 yards. The time limit for 600 yards is 3 minutes.

7 comments:

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Gee, they're quite long courses, aren't they? Or maybe it's because Koira's and Pallo's legs are shorter than Beryl's! I'd have to work on her fitness for her to go around twice I think. Great effort from your guys. Love some of the background noises in the videos:)

An English Shepherd said...

Yes that looks a very long way to run, looks a nice spot for a day out :-)

Ximena said...

So cool to see them at top speed! Koira did a great job redirecting after she lost the lure -- I can't say that Elli would understand if I tried to send her back to it!

Lol that last video was funny -- someone got a bee in their face lol.

Kolchak Puggle said...

Very cool! Sounds like a challenging (and tiring!) sport. I wonder if Koly would be into it...

Katie said...

Oh I so want to try this with Steve. I hope that somebody will hold a test somewhere near here.

That wasn't a Staffy named Tess yodeling in the background of Pallo's CAT 1 video was it? LOL

K-Koira said...

That yodeling most definitely was from a Staffy named Tess. I'm thinking you have some familiarity with them?

I bet any of your dogs would love this sport. Steve would probably go bonkers for it. Hopefully they start offering tests around you. I figure CATs are only going to get more popular as time goes on.

Katie said...

LOL That's so funny. Small world!

There's a lady who offers occasional all-breed casual coursing but I always find out about it, like, the day before and already have plans. She did one as a fund-raiser for her kid's lacrosse team recently- what a cool idea!