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2011 Vt State Iron Dog Competion- pics and results
« on: October 01, 2011, 05:27:35 PM »
Strummer and I had a BLAST at the Green Mt Iron Dog competition. Thanks to the VT police canine association for putting on an awesome event!I

It was COLD (40), windy and pouring rain for most of the day.

The course was tough this year. It started out with both dog and handler having to go through a long narrow culvert followed by a wall climb and a traverse through some deep thick mud including a belly crawl under some cargo netting.  I almost lost a shoe. Then I had to fire a gun at targets, then an obstacle course like a very steep agility course. Next was a smoked filled house and more traversing over under obstacles. Along the way we had to collect "evidence" and remember a name of a fallen Vt soldier on a poster.

After all that was a climb climb in the mud, followed by MORE traversing and navigating in the woods, more culverts more mud, more hills....until the end when you had and your dog had to crawl through a long culvert, then through and abandoned car from the backseat to the front. The end was a 50 yrd K9 carry. UGH!!!

It was a good challenge and great fun for BOTH of us. VERY cool to see the K9 Officers run the course too.

We actually came in FIRST place this year in our age division too. Super happy about that. Our time was 17:34.  Strum got a nice metal, a frisbee and a beautiful engraved stainless steel dog bowl. All and all a GREAT day. Here's a few pics.


he had to go over the yellow barriers and over this STEEP Aframe


after the culvert and car crawl


ugh the K9 carry. 72lbs is HEAVY after all that running in the mud.


after the race


handsome boy, barely tired out.

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Re: 2011 Vt State Iron Dog Competion- pics and results
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2011, 05:31:43 PM »
Awesome and great shots! I can feel the weight in that K9 carry picture, lol!
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Re: 2011 Vt State Iron Dog Competion- pics and results
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011, 05:54:02 PM »
Congrats!!!  :partybanana: :partybanana: :boing: :boing:
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Re: 2011 Vt State Iron Dog Competion- pics and results
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2011, 06:53:39 PM »
Congrats Jill...great pics!
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Re: 2011 Vt State Iron Dog Competion- pics and results
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2011, 07:14:59 PM »
LOL He really doesn't look warn out at all. But, I'm sure you're feelin it....especially after that carry! Ugh! You can definitely see the look of "what the heck" in that pic, in both of your faces, lol. But so glad it was a great experience and really awesome on the 1st place!! Woo Hoo!! Congrats again! You guys are awesome!
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Re: 2011 Vt State Iron Dog Competion- pics and results
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2011, 07:16:57 PM »
Wow! That's a lot of work, Congratulations on the win! Strummer looks like he could do it all over again  :thumbsup:
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Re: 2011 Vt State Iron Dog Competion- pics and results
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2011, 07:19:54 PM »
That's awesome, Jill. Congrats! Strum looks like a proud boy in that last pic :smitten:
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Re: 2011 Vt State Iron Dog Competion- pics and results
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2011, 07:35:34 AM »
Congrats !!! great pictures , he looks like he wants to do it all over again .
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Re: 2011 Vt State Iron Dog Competion- pics and results
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2011, 12:21:22 PM »
WTG that looked like fun  :thumbsup:
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Re: 2011 Vt State Iron Dog Competion- pics and results
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2011, 02:13:31 PM »
WOW! So Cool congrats!! What an accomplishment, shoot I don't think I could carry Leroy even 10 feet!
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Re: 2011 Vt State Iron Dog Competion- pics and results
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2011, 02:15:59 PM »
PS I forgot to say how handsome Strummer looks with his metal  :smitten: :smitten:
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Re: 2011 Vt State Iron Dog Competion- pics and results
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2011, 09:02:45 PM »
PS I forgot to say how handsome Strummer looks with his metal  :smitten: :smitten:

He's soooo handsome and sooo proud looking too!  Congrats on your acomplishment - BOTH of you!  What a cool event!
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Re: 2011 Vt State Iron Dog Competion- pics and results
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2011, 04:29:14 PM »
Congratulations.  Strum doesn't look tired at all.  Such a handsome devil :smitten: You look great too. :thumbsup:
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