15.3.11

12.3.2011 Agility competitions in Lieto

Chi (Beck's Hill Goldeneye) and Jaakko Suoknuuti tooked first place in standard agility course with clear round. They needed this win to earn the right to take part in World Team Tryouts this year. Up until this Chi has been beaten in several competitions by other dogs in our family, so it was great achievement from her to snatch the victory in very high level competition :)

Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) and Janita Leinonen tooked second place in this start and

Rico (Decathlete's Comet) was in third place with Heidi Karanko.

Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen won the days second standard agility course.

Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) and Janita were victorious in jumping course.
Chi (Beck's Hill Goldeneye) and Jaakko tooked second place and Chi earned her first Jumping Certificate out of three needed to become Finnish Jumping Ch.

To honor Chi´s second birhtday she is starring alone in this agilityvideo :)


12.3.2011 AGILITY COMPETITION IN RIIHIMÄKI


Haka (Decathlete's Le Livre Blanc) and Tiina Koistinen came second in standard agility run out of 74 competitors. Nice run!


28.2.2011 Zoi (Decathlete's Delizia), Maya (Decathlete's Mistica) and Jaime (Decathlete's Gallardo) all have best possible A/A hips and clear 0/0 elbows :)


27.2.2011 AGILITY COMPETITIONS IN HYVINKÄÄ

Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) and Veijo Koistinen won the jumping run and got their second Jumping Certificate! This clear round also was the last result needed to take part in World Team Tryouts and Finnish Championships this year! Nice work guys!


26.2.2011 AGILITY COMPETITIONS IN LIETO

Rico (Decathlete's Comet) and Heidi Karanko were second in jumping competitions and got their third and last leg needed to earn the title FINNISH JUMPING CHAMPION! Awesome work and lots of luck Heidi and Rico!
Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) and Heidi-Maria Puolakka tooked fouth place in same jumping course.


19.2.2011 AGILITY COMPETITIONS IN KIRKKONUMMI


Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti tooked victory in standard agility run.

Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Jaakko Suoknuuti won the jumping run.
Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti were fifth in jumping.


19.2.2011 AGILITY COMPETITIONS IN HAUKIPUTAA

Sky (Decathlete's Skyknight) and Mikko Aaltonen tooked first place in TWO standard agility runs at the same day, with

Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) and Heidi-Maria Puolakka placing second behind them in both of the rounds. Super nice agility day for both of you!

Runs from Erre and Heidi-Maria.


10.2.2011 Yra (Decathlete's Golden Snitch) and Susann Finnermann-Olin are ÅBSK´s (their club) first official search and rescue team.Great achievement Sussi and Yra, congratulations :)

Sussi & Yra

9.2.11

Competitions 6.2.2011

Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) and Jaakko Knuutti made a clear round in standard agility course placing fourth.

Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) and Veijo Koistinen also made a clear round in standard agility course placing fourth.

Congrats for both!

1.2.11

Agility competition 30.1.2011

Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) and Jaakko Knuutti won the jumping run. Huge congratulations!

29.1.11

Competitions in Turku 29.1.2011

In this weekend´s courses your really needed to run like maniac from one end of the field to another. Not really too pleasant experience for handler in her fourties with injured thigh...

First course was a jumping run by judge Heidi Viitaniemen.
Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti tooked victory with super run.
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen placed second.
Chi (Beck's Hill Goldeneye) and Jaakko Suoknuuti were fifth.
 There were 60 competitors in this course.

Second competition was standard course by judge Viitaniemi.
Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) and Janita tooked first place.
Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko placed in second position.
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita were third.
Chi (Beck's Hill Goldeneye) and Jaakko came fourth.
Four first positions for our family :) among 61 competitors.

Third competition was standard run by judge Leena Rantamäki-Lahtinen.
Janita tooked first and second places with Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) and Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet).
54 starts in this one.

Zen's, Hitti's and Omie's podium place runs.
Chi's all runs.

23.1.11

Competitions in Kemi 22.1.2011

Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) and Heidi-Maria Puolakka came second in agility competitions. Congratulations for a clear round!

TD 7.10.2010-20.1.2011

Vet found severe growth failure from TD´s spinal column she had have from birth. Malformation caused pressure to her spinal core, which caused neurological problems with her hind legs. There was malformed vertebras and a severe bend in her spine. The vet sadly saw no other options, that put our little girl to sleep.


TD was the most wonderful puppy I have ever had. I would have not changed any of her qualities. She was completely fearless, she was always happy and learned new things with greatest of ease. She had incomprehesive will to play tug, she retrieved perfectly since the day we got her and had a perfect contact to people. Now we only can appreciate the short time we had pleasure to have her with us. She showed us how perfect dogs there is to be found in the world. Luckily we had quite much spare time from work at the time she was here with us, so we could have quite much quality time and create loving relationship with her. For our comfort we are sure she knew how much we loved her. Her death left huge empty space in our hearts no one can ever fill. Our grief is unspeakable :'(

Our time together was too short, but here is a short tribute to our little angel.

9.1.11

Competitions in Eckerö

8.1.2011
Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) and Elina Jänesniemi won a jumping course and

Sky (Decathlete's Skyknight) and Mikko Aaltonen came second. Congratulations for both!

2.1.11

Agility competitions

Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) and Elina Jänesniemi won agility competitions.Way to go Elina & Omie!
Video of the winning course

Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) and Veijo Koistinen made a clear round in agility competition. Congratulations!

1.1.11

Happy birthday!


Happy birthday to 4 year old Superdogs: Hitti, Vinka, Sky, Erre and Jeeves!

30.12.10

30.12.2010
Happy birthday to 1 year old "puppies": Jaime, Maya, Dion & Zoi!

27.12.10

27.12.2010
Decathlete's Velocissima "Dion" doing some obedience and agility. She is almost 1 year old.
Watch the video

24.12.2010
Janita, Hitti & TD / Picture: Mauri Helle

Thanks to the owners of Decathlete's dogs for the year 2010:
  • Team Championship at European Open
  • Double win at Nordic Championships
  • Three Decathlete's dogs on the Finnish Team in agility
  • Finnish Championship placements in agility, obedience and canicross
  • Five Decathlete's dogs in teams that were placed in Finnish Championships
  • First and third place in Open Finnish Agility Championships
  • 15 new champion titles
  • Almost 300 clean runs in agility class 3
  • Dogs getting up in classes in agility, obedience and water rescue
  • Four Decathlete's dogs in the top 10 of Timanttiset Ranking

You are absolutely incredible and have made this year immemorable! This year will be hard to top...

We wish the best of health and a lot of success in year 2011 to Decathlete's dogs and their owners!

Relaxing Christmas time and a Happy New Year to our friends and people who we have been coaching!

Agility Sports Bullet's Ranking winners 2010, Janita & Hitti / Picture: Mauri Helle
Hitti made unprecedented 70 clear rounds in competitions in 2010!

10.12.2010
We went to pick up two puppies from Norway.
The bitch puppy is staying with us, her name is Fjell til Decathlete's aka TD.
The boy Noxu til Decathlete's aka Harald went to live with Niina-Liina Linna.
The puppies are full of power and afraid of nothing!

TD / Picture: Mauri Helle

Harald / Picture: Iris Kieme

6.12.2010

Rico (Decathlete's Comet) and Julia got a first prize and a first leg towards obedience champion title. Congratulations on a fantastic result!

Yra (Decathlete's Golden Snitch) and Susann Finnermann-Olin got a first prize result in class 1 of search & rescue with 195/200 points! Congrats Sussi and Yra!

5.12.2010
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen won an international agility competition and Hitti got the INTERNATIONAL AGILITY CHAMPION title.
Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) and Heidi-Maria Puolakka were placed 2nd and received the res-CACIAG.

Hitti. Picture: Iris Kieme

Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen won also the second agility course.
Chi (Beck's Hill Goldeneye) and Jaakko Suoknuuti were placed 2nd and Chi received her second agility certificate.

Sky (Decathlete's Skyknight) & Mikko Aaltonen won the jumping course and Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) & Janita Leinonen were second. Sky is now qualified to compete in Finnish Championships and the national team tryout competition, wow!

Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) and Elina Jänesniemi won two class 3 agility competitions.

Another great weekend for Decathlete's dogs :)

4.12.2010
Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) & Elina Jänesniemi won an agility course and were second on the jumping course. Omie received his third jumping certificate and is now FINNISH JUMPING CHAMPION! Super congrats Elina & Omie!

Omie. Picture: Iris Kieme

Jaime (Decathlete's Gallardo) & Tiina Kuusisto continued their fantastic obedience career by winning a class 2 competition by a first prize result of 183/200 points! Tiina & Jaime will next be seen in class 3. Heartfelt congratulations :)

28.11.2010
Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) & Janita Leinonen won an agility course and
Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) & Jaakko Suoknuuti were placed 3rd.

Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) & Janita Leinonen won a jumping course and were placed 3rd on the second one.
Also Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) & Jaakko Suoknuuti ran clean on the first jumping course but Zen was not moving properly afterwards and skipped the other courses.
Chi (Beck's Hill Goldeneye) & Jaakko Suoknuuti ran clean on their first class 3 jumping course.

Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) & Janita Leinonen won the last agility course.
Chi (Beck's Hill Goldeneye) & Jaakko Suoknuuti were placed 3rd and Chi got her first certificate and double-0 for next year's championship events :)

Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) & Jaakko Knuutti ran clean on an agility course.

27.11.2010
Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) & Heidi-Maria Puolakka won an agility course and a jumping course. The two of you are in such a perfect shape right now, congratulations on the fantastic runs!

Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) & Elina Jänesniemi won an agility course and were 4th on a jumping course. Congrats!

Sky (Decathlete's Skyknight) and Mikko Aaltonen won an agility course. Congrats!

Chi (Beck's Hill Goldeneye) & Jaakko Suoknuuti won a class 2 jumping course and moved up to the top class :)

21.11.2010
Janita Leinonen had a DOUBLE WIN IN THE NORDIC CHAMPIONSHIPS with Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy)! Hitti won the championship for a second year in a row and is entitled to compete in the Nordic Championships in 2011 :)

Omie, Janita & Hitti. Picture: Iris Kieme

Finnish Team Large (Janita Leinonen & Omie, Jaakko Suoknuuti & Zen, Heidi Karanko & Rico and Anja Lehtiö & Pray) were placed third. Nine out of the total of 12 medals came to Finland. Pretty superior!

Finnish Agility Team. Picture: Iris Kieme

Thanks to Leena Piira and Tanja Kotti for taking such good care of our dogs! Thanks also to our sponsors Tapiola and Eukanuba for making everything easier. Thanks to team leaders Tiia Vitikainen & Harri Huittinen for organizing everything and letting us competitors concentrate on competing. Thanks to Vappu Alatalo for helping me gain the inner strength as a competitor.

A big thank you to Elina for the amazing 6 months I have had with Omie!

Thank you Omie

20.11.2010
Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) & Jaakko Suoknuuti won a jumping course. Since this was Zen's third Danish jumping certificate she is now DANISH JUMPING CHAMPION!
Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) & Janita Leinonen were 3rd on the jumping course.

Zen. Picture: Iris Kieme

Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) & Janita Leinonen won an international agility course in Denmark. They received a certificate and a CACIAG.
Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) & Jaakko Suoknuuti were placed 3rd and
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) & Janita Leinonen were 5th.

Chi (Beck's Hill Goldeneye) & Tiina Kuusisto won a class 2 agility competition! Super! A huge thanks to Tiina for handling Chi, you're perfect!

Maya (Decathlete's Mistica) & Anu Rikkilä were placed 2nd in obedience class 1 by 188/200 points. Congrats on moving up to class 2!

7.11.2010
Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) & Jaakko Knuutti won an agility competition, congratulations!

Jaime (Decathlete's Gallardo) & Tiina Kuusisto began their obedience career by winning a class 1 competition with amazing 199/200 points! Pretty classy Tiina & Jaime :)

6.11.2010
Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) & Jaakko Suoknuuti won two agility competitions and were placed 2nd on one course.
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) & Janita Leinonen ran two clean runs being placed 2nd and 3rd.
Sky (Decathlete's Skyknight) & Mikko Aaltonen ran three clean runs! Congrats on the triple-0 :)

Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) & Elina Jänesniemi ran two clean runs. They won one of the competitions and were placed 3rd on the other.

1.11.2010
Yra (Decathlete's Golden Snitch) & Susann Finnermann-Olin passed a search & rescue test A with excellent suorittivat raunioiden A-kokeen erinomaisin marks. Yra is now officially a search & rescue dog! Well done!

24.10.2010
Chi (Beck's Hill Goldeneye) & Jaakko Suoknuuti won a class 2 agility competition.

23.10.2010
Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) & Veijo Koistinen got a SILVER MEDAL IN THE FINNISH CHAMPIONSHIPS OF CANICROSS in the class of men over 40 years! Congratulations!

16.10.2010
Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) & Jaakko Knuutti ran clean on a jumping course.

12.10.2010
Dion & Jaime 9 kk and Omie & Elmo.

10.10.2010
Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) & Jaakko Knuutti ran clean on an agility course.

9.10.2010
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) & Janita Leinonen won two agility competitions.

Janita & Hitti

9.10.2010
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) & Janita Leinonen won two agility competitions.
Sky (Decathlete's Skyknight) & Mikko Aaltonen were placed 2nd on one of the courses. Congrats on a clean run!

1-3.10.2010
Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) & Janita Leinonen were placed 8th in the Agility World Championships.

Janita & Omie. Picture: Walter Hupfer
26.9.2010
Chi (Beck's Hill Goldeneye) & Jaakko Suoknuuti won a class 1 agility course and a jumping course and moved up to class 2.

Jaakko & Chi

25.9.2010
Haka (Decathlete's Le Livre Blanc) & Tiina Koistinen were place 2nd on a jumping course. Haka received his third jumping certificate and is now FINNISH JUMPING CHAMPION! Super congrats Tiina & Hakkarainen!

Haka. Picture: Iris Kieme

Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) & Veijo Koistinen were placed 2nd on an agility course. Congrats!

Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) & Janita Leinonen were placed second on an agility course.
Rico (Decathlete's Comet) & Heidi Karanko were third.

Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) & Janita Leinonen were placed second on a jumping course.

Our team won the district championship with four fantastic clean runs :) The team consisted of Jaakko Suoknuuti & Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black), Janita Leinonen & Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) and Niina-Liina Linna & Rhett.

20.9.2010
Handling technique 1 -dvd is out!

19.9.2010
Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) & Jaakko Knuutti were second in the district championships in Helsinki, congratulations!

Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) & Janita Leinonen won an agility course.

Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) & Jaakko Suoknuuti won a jumping course.

18.9.2010
Sky (Decathlete's Skyknight) & Mikko Aaltonen won an agility course. Congratulations!

12.9.2010
Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) & Elina Jänesniemi won two agility competitions!

Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) & Elina were placed 2nd on a jumping course. Thanks Elina for handling Hitti :)

Chi (Beck's Hill Goldeneye) & Jaakko Suoknuuti won their first agility competition.

Jaakko & Chi.

Janita & Tuulia went to the Finnish Championships of mountain cross car driving after qualifying. Janita was placed fifth and Tuulia was sixth. Can't do much better after just a few practise sessions :-0 Thanks for the company Tuulia :)

Janita. Picture: Iris Kieme
11.9.2010
Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) & Janita Leinonen won an agility course.
Rico (Decathlete's Comet) & Heidi Karanko were placed 3rd.

Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) & Janita Leinonen won an agility course.

Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) & Jaakko Suoknuuti won an agility course.

The winning courses of Omie, Hitti & Zen.

Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) & Heidi-Maria Puolakka won two agility courses. Such a steady pace, super!

Heidi & Erre

Haka (Decathlete's Le Livre Blanc) & Tiina Koistinen were placed 2nd on a jumping course.
Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) & Veijo Koistinen were fourth on a jumping course and fifth on the agility course. Congratulations to the whole family for clean runs :)

Cosmo (Tending Magic Mind) celebrated his 11th birthday. Happy Birthday dear Cosmo!

5.9.2010
Ninja (Decathlete's Firebolt) & Julianne Kemppainen were placed THIRD in the FINNISH JUNIOR OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS! Heartfelt congratulations to Julianne and Ninja!

Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) & Jaakko Knuutti ran two clean runs in agility competitions. They were placed 3rd on both courses. Congrats!

4.9.2010
Vinka (Decathlete's Starfighter) & Anne Juslin were place 2nd in the district obedience championships! Congratulations on the first prize result and the silver medal :)

Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) & Jaakko Knuutti won an agility competition. Huge congratulations!

30.8.2010
Thekla (Decathlete's Little Thekla) and Louisa Wibroe won the Danish Championship in the Expert -class of Rally Obedience. Congratulations!

29.8.2010
Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) & Heidi-Maria Puolakka won an agility competition and are now qualified to the championship events in summer 2011. Well done :)

Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) & Elina Jänesniemi were placed 2nd in an agility competition. Congratulations!

Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) & Jaakko Knuutti ran clean on a jumping course.

27-29.8.2010
An agility competition in Hungary.
Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) & Jaakko Suoknuuti went to the Open Hungarian Championships. They won to agility courses and one jumping course. They were also placed 3rd on two agility courses. Jaakko gave an agility seminar while he was in Hungary.

28.8.2010
Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) & Veijo Koistinen were in a team that won the district championship in Häme. Congrats on a clean run!

27.8.2010
Tekla (Decathlete's Black Velvet) and her litter mates out of our first litter celebrated their 13th birthday. Happy Birthday everyone! Tekla went to a vet check up with x-rays and all. Grandma is completely healthy :)

22.8.2010
Vinka (Decathlete's Starfighter) & Anne Juslin won an obedience competition in Norway with a first prize result. Vinka is now NORWEGIAN AND NORDIC OBEDIENCE CHAMPION! A big hug to Anne & Vinka, you are pop!

Vinka

Diva (Decathlete's Cassiopeia) & Anu Rikkilä got their first leg toward the obedience champion title by winning an obedience competition by 283/200 points! So great!

Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) & Elina Jänesniemi won two agility competitions! Huge congrats to double champions :)

21.8.2010
Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) & Heidi-Maria Puolakka won two agility competitions and Erre became a FINNISH AGILITY CHAMPION! Fantastic!

Erre. Picture: Iris Kieme

Rico (Decathlete's Comet) and Heidi Karanko came second in standard agility course and earned their third and final leg for the Champion -title, so now Rico is FINNISH AGILITY CHAMPION! You guys have really had pretty awesome year, super nice work!

Rico. Picture: Iris Kieme

Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) and Jaakko Knuutti managed to make three nice clear rounds in agilitycompetitions, placing once second and two times third. Awesome day for you! Congrats!

13-15.8.2010
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) with Janita Leinonen and Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) with Jaakko Suoknuuti went to England to attend Agility Festival-competition.There was 18 rings in progress at the same time and in course walking even up to 300 handlers at the same time :-0 Some day we had to walk through four couses before we actually could run the first of those... The maximum distance between obstacles is not determined in the rules, so they were anything from 3 to 20 metres. It was really interesting for a change to get to do so different course profiles! We really can recommed one of the world biggest agilitycompetitions for everybody!
Hitti made 9 clear rounds out of 12 and Zen made 8 clear rounds out of 11 with several wins and podium finishes. In Nations Cup our Team Nordic tooked victory. Our third team member was Mette Björne from Sweden with Tux! Thank you Mette!

Potpourri from our visit to England.
Lee Gibson course: 1st Zen, 2nd Hitti

15.8.2010
Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) and Heidi-Maria Puolakka won yet another two agilitycompetitions and at the same time their District Championships! Four wins from four competitions during two days, not too bad!

Heidi & Erre jumping
Heidi & Erre agility course

Heidi & Erre.
14.8.2010
Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) and Heidi-Maria Puolakka won two agilitycompetitions at the same day! Great work to start with doublewin after a brake :)

Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) and Jaakko Knuutti were also victorious in agility competitions! Super!

8.8.2010
Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti won Finnish Bordercollie Championships.
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen took third place and
Omie (Decahtlete's Galaxy) with Janita placed fourth. Congratulations also for Minna and Suvianne, who are training with us, for second place :)

Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen came second in jumping and
Rico (Decathlete's Comet) handled by Heidi Karanko placed third. Victory from this course went for Chi´s italian breeder Marco with Fetch, who were visiting us. Huge congratulations for Jumping Sertificate for Chi´s father :)

7.8.2010
Three first places for Decathlete's dogs in standard agilitycourse, when Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen took the first place,
Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti were second and
Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) with Janita Leinonen came third.

In second competition two first places for Janita with Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy).

3.8.2010
Vinka (Decathlete's Starfighter) and Anne Juslin won the highest class of obedience trials with the score of 281/320! Congratulations!

31.7.2010
Border Collie Classic in Hungary.
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen won two standard agility runs out of 196 and 207 competitors. Hitti placed 6th in BC-Classic final. Jaakko Suoknuuti & Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) won jumping run out of 203 participants.

Janita & Hitti

26-27.7.2010
Janita Leinonen and Jaakko Suoknuuti were keeping agility clinic in Czech.
We made it to TV :)

24.7.2010
EUROPEAN OPEN - TEAM VICTORY for Team Decathlete's in Czech!

Picture: Iris Kieme

88 Teams from all over the world and we were victorious with a team consist only of own breeding, truly a dream come true, AMAZING, still not sure this is real :-0 Our Team was: Mikko Aaltonen & Sky (Decathlete's Skyknight), Jaakko Suoknuuti & Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black), Janita Leinonen & Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy).
Thank you team members for indescribable experience!
Thank you for filming our runs Nina Frantsi and Pirjo Ylijuuti!

Jaakko & Zen Team jumping
Mikko & Sky Team jumping
Janita & Hitti Team jumping

Jaakko & Zen Team standard
Mikko & Sky Team standard
Janita & Omie Team standard

Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti came 2nd in Individual jumping out of 329 participants.

Jaakko & Zen. Picture: Iris Kieme

Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen placed 4th in Individual standard out of 329 competitors.

Conditions in EO were quite interesting...

18.7.2010
Vinka (Decathlete's Starfighter) and Anne Juslin won the Class II water rescue trials with score of 96/100! Huge congrats!

17-18.7.2010

Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) and Janita Leinonen won 2010 FCI World Team Tryouts.
Rico (Decathlete's Comet) and Heidi Karanko placed 2nd.
Pray and Anja Lehtiö came 3rd.
Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti placed 4th and qualified for Nordic Championships.

Hitti´s preparation for Tryouts was not optimal and she dropped one bar in three rounds out of five :( Hitti also has a spot in Nordic Championship Team as an raigning Nordic Champion.

Tryout runs.

Janita & Omie. Picture: Iris Kieme

19.7.10

3.7.2010
Vinka (Decathlete's Starfighter) and Anne Juslin got full 100/100 points in a class 1 water rescue competition! Huge congratulations!

3.7.2010
Janita Leinonen got a double win with Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) in an agility competition which was a qualification to the Open Finnish Championship finals. There were 145 competitors in class.


Photo by Iris Kieme

Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen won the Open Finnish Championship finals.
Omie
(Decathlete's Galaxy) and Janita were third, only 3 hundreths of a second slower than Rhett and Niinu who were second :)

Hitti and Omie on the qualification course and the finals.

Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti were fifth when Zen did a little spin on the course.

The final courses of the top 5 of the competition.

You can see all the runs in the Open Finnish Championship finals here.

Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) and Janita won an agility competition of 110 competitors.


Photo by Iris Kieme

27.6.2010
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen won a jumping course in Italy.
Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti were second.

The last certificate would have been available by a win but Hitti missed the entry on the weaving poles on the agility course :'(

Zen and Hitti in Italy.

26.6.2010
Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti won an agility course and a jumping course in Italy. By being the winner in the combined results Zen got a certificate which is the first leg to the Italian Agility Champion title.


Photo by Iris Kieme

26.6.2010
Rico (Decathlete's Comet) and Heidi Karanko won an agility competition! Congratulations to the super couple who seems to have found the rhytm :)

Rico and Heidi on their winning course.


Photo by Iris Kieme

26.6.2010
Sky (Decathlete's Skyknight) and Mikko Aaltonen won an agility competition. Congratulations once again :)


Photo by Iris Kieme

25.6.2010
Rico (Decathlete's Comet) and Heidi Karanko tulivat were second on an agility course. Congrats on a great course!

Rico and Heidi's run.

22.6.2010
Vinka (Decathlete's Starfighter) and Anne Juslin passed the suitability test to water rescue with full 100/100 points! Congratulations on a great start with your new hobby :)

20.6.2010
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen were third in the Finnish Agility Championships. Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) and Janita were fourth. Both dogs unfortunately dropped one bar on the jumping course :(

Hitti and Omie in the Finnish Championships.


Photo by Iris Kieme

Sky (Decathlete's Skyknight) and Mikko Aaltonen won the jumping course in the Finnish Championships but unfortunately got a disq on the agility course. Also Haka (Decathlete's Le Livre Blanc) & Tiina Koistinen and
Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) & Jaakko Knuutti were qualified to the finals.

Congratulations to the new Finnish Champions Sari and Iiro who were the only ones among 162 competitors to ran clean on both courses!

You can see all the runs on the final course of Finnish Championships here.

19.6.2010
Border Agility Team (Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) & Jaakko Knuutti, Meg & Pete Huotari, Fiko & Tarja Ruokolainen and Emmi & Janne Karstunen) won the team championships with no faults.

Team Active Dogs (Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) & Heidi-Maria Puolakka, Sky (Decathlete's Skyknight) & Mikko Aaltonen, BC & Mari Kaplas and Tiikki & Katja Leinonen) were second with a time couple of seconds slower than the winners'.

Team Littoisten Agility Warriors: (Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) & Janita Leinonen, Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) & Jaakko Suoknuuti, Konna & Jenni Leino and Rhett & Niina-Liina Linna) were third with a result 5. Hitti and Konna ran clean, Zen and Rhett both got one fault.

18.6.2010
Janita Leinonen got a double win with Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) in an agility competition of 108 large dogs.
Rico (Decathlete's Comet) & Heidi Karanko were fourth and
Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) & Jaakko Suoknuuti were fifth.
Also Sky (Decathlete's Skyknight) and Mikko Aaltonen ran clean.

A photo series of Hitti's perfect seesaw :)
Photos by Iris Kieme





14.6.10

13.6.2010

The little ones have started practising: the future challengers of Zen's record of on side approach to the weaves... Dion (Decathlete's Velocissima) and Jaime (Decathlete's Gallardo), age 5 months, can already do the approach from 30 metres :-0 Still of course with the help of nets and with only six poles but a good start :)

12.6.2010

Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen were placed second on an agility course and Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) and Janita were third. To qualify to the national team tryout competition you need to have the required results for the dog-handler -team: seven clean runs, one win and a "double-zero" (two clean runs in two competitions in a row). Omie has now got these results with both Elina and Janita! Thank you Elina for the priviledge to get to compete with this great dog!

Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) and Veijo Koistinen were placed 4th.


6.6.2010

A triple win again to Decathlete's team in Norway when
Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti won,
Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) and Janita Leinonen were second and
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen were third.

It was an international competition so Zen received a CACIAG and Omie received a reserve-CACIAG. Since Zen already is an International Agility Champion, the CACIAG was moved on to Omie who will need another CACIAG in Finland a year from now to become an International Agility Champion!

The competitors from abroad can only benefit from the certificates that are given out in the Norwegian Kennel Club competitions. Since this was one of those competitions and they give out two certificates on agility courses both Omie and Hitti became NORWEGIAN AGILITY CHAMPIONS!

Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti won also the jumping course, and with that win Zen became a NORWEGIAN JUMPING CHAMPION!
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen were on a split 2nd place with Jenni Lehtinen and Dingo :) Only one certificate is given out on NKK jumping courses.

During the competition week our family won all the official competitions and also all the certificates that were given out were split evenly between our three dogs. What a week :)

Thanks to Jenni and Jan-Egil for the full maintenance for the whole week! Not being able to get to read the e-mails or answer the phone gave us a rare opportunity to have a real holiday...

Janita Leinonen with Hitti and Omie in Norway (Omie's win on 29.5. missing).

Jaakko Suoknuuti and Zen in Norway. The music is a song that I ordered to Jaakko as a gift, the song is about him an Zen. Thank you Kapa Ahonen who took up this project without knowing anything about agility! :)


5.6.2010

Rico (Decathlete's Comet) and Heidi Karanko won an agility competition. Congratulations Heidi and Rico!

Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) and Jaakko Knuutti ran clean on a jumping course.


30.5.2010

Vinka (Decathlete's Starfighter) and Anne Juslin were placed 3rd in a district championship competition and a first prize result in a class 3 tracking competition! Huge congratulations to Anne and Vinka for the first leg towards the champion title!

30.5.2010

A triple win to our family in an agility competition in Norway when
Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti won,
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen were second and Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) & Janita were third :)

We also took a double win on the jumping course:
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen won and Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti were second.

There was a jumping finale on Sunday to everyone who did well on the open jumping courses. All our three dogs were in the final. Janita won the finals with
Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) running fastest and was second with
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet).

30.5.2010

Thekla
(Decathlete's Little Thekla) became a DANISH RALLY CHAMPION being handled by Louisa Wibroe :) Congratulations on a great job with a deaf dog!


29.5.2010

Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) and Heidi-Maria Puolakka won both the agility course and the jumping course! Erre received the second leg to the jumping champion title. A big hug to the champions :)

29.5.2010


Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti won an agility competition in Norway.

Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) and Janita Leinonen won a jumping course.


27.5.2010

Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) made a new record of on side approach to the weaves , 130 meters! Zen didn't even know where the weaving poles were when Jaakko took her out of the car and sent her towards the agility field with a command "weave". A perfect weave on the first try :) We have not yet found a distance were Zen would not have done it right on a first try. Janita was filming the video and threw a toy to the end of the weaves when Zen had finished the weaves but because of the camera the toy came too late and Zen did not want to turn back to it...

9.6.10

23.5.2010
Sky (Decathlete's Skyknight) and Mikko Aaltonen won a class 3 jumping class and Sky became a FINNISH JUMPING CHAMPION! Congratulations to the champions!
Here is a video of the most beautiful front crosses in the world...

Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) and Heidi-Maria Puolakka ran their third clean run during the same weekend! This time they were placed 2nd. Amazing work Heidi and Erre!
Heidi and Erre's clean run

Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) and Jaakko Knuutti ran two clean courses! They were placed 2nd in both competitions. Congrats Jaakko and Vimma :)

22.5.2010
Sky (Decathlete's Skyknight) and Mikko Aaltonen won two agility competitions! Quite professional 8-) Super congratulations to the top couple!

Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) and Heidi-Maria Puolakka ran two clean courses in a row and with that they were qualified to the Finnish Championships and the national team tryout competition! Third place on the first course and second place on the second course after sister Sky :) Hurjan Big congratulations for the beginning of the championship career!

Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) won a jumping competition and got his first leg towards the champion title! Clean run also on the agility course with 3rd place. Well done Veijo and Juju!

21.5.10

Dion (Decathlete's Velocissima) 2 months and Zoi (Decathlete's Delizia) 4 months old.

13.5.2010
Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) and Heidi-Maria Puolakka won an agility competition in Kokkola! Big congratulations :)
Heidi-Maria and Erre's win on video.

Three agility competitions in Lieto.

The jumping course was won by Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) and Janita Leinonen.
Rico (Decathlete's Comet) and Heidi Karanko were third. Congrats for a great clean run Heidi and Rico! Heidi and Rico on video.
Diva (Decathlete's Cassiopeia) and Janita were placed 4th and Diva received her first jumping certificate :)
Also Haka (Decathlete's Le Livre Blanc) and Tiina Koistinen ran clean.

Janita took a double win on the first agility course with Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) being first and Omie being second.
Veijo Koistinen and Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) took also the third place to kennel Decathlete's :) Well done Veijo and Juju!
Tiina and Haka were fifth. Congratulations Tiina and Haka for two clean runs!

Hitti and Janita won also the second agility course.

Janita's courses with Hitti, Omie and Diva.

11.5.10

9.5.2010
Sky (Decathlete's Skyknight) & Mikko Aaltonen won two agility competitions! Litter mates took a double win in the second competition when Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) & Heidi-Maria Puolakka were placed 2nd. Heidi and Erre have run clean on 40 % of their courses this year so quite balanced work :) Congrats everyone for a great day!

Mikko and Sky's first win of the day.


Mikko and Sky's second win of the day.




8.5.2010

Rico (Decathlete's Comet) & Heidi Karanko won an agility competition! They ran clean on the second course, too and are now qualified to both the Finnish Championships and the national team tryout competition. Congratulations!
Heidi and Rico on their winning run

Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) & Heidi-Maria Puolakka won an agility competition. Congrats for a great course!

Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) & Jaakko Knuutti ran clean on an agility course.

10.5.10

7.5.2010
Three Decathlete's dogs are in the top of the Ranking list 8-D

2.5.2010

Seven out of nine placements to our family in an agility competition :)

The first course was won by Jaakko Suoknuuti and Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black). Jaakko did not make it to the course walking since he was working but he still managed to win :-0 Unfortunately both Hitti and Omie dropped one bar on this course :(

The second course was also won by Jaakko and Zen. Janita Leinonen & Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) were second and Janita & Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) were third.

Janita & Omie won the jumping course. Janita & Hitti were placed second and Jaakko & Zen third.

A link to today's courses.

Janita is competing with Omie for a few months since Elina broke her leg :'-( Thanks Elina for trusting me with Omie's handling during your sick leave!

1.5.2010
Mikko Aaltonen and Sky (Decathlete's Skyknight) won an agility competition. Congratulations for the win :)
A link to Mikko and Sky's courses.

30.4.2010
Tiina Kuusisto and Jaime (Decathlete's Gallardo, 4 months old) practising agility.

28.4.2010
Zen got a new haircut for the summer.

25.4.2010
Tiina Koistinen and Haka (Decathlete's Le Livre Blanc) ran two clean agility courses. They won one of the courses and were placed third in the second one. Tiina and Haka are now qualified for the Finnish Championships and the national team tryout competition, well done Tiina and Haka! :)

23.4.2010

Anu Rikkilä and Diva (Decathlete's Cassiopeia) won a class 2 agility competition and got up to class 3! Huge congratulations for getting to the highest class Anu and Diva! :)

22.4.2010
A family agility competition in a forest :)

17.4.2010
Three agility competitions in Riihimäki. All large class wins to our family 8-)

The first agility course was won by Janita Leinonen and Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet). Also Tiina Koistinen and Haka (Decathlete's Le Livre Blanc) ran clean.

Janita & Hitti won the jumping course, too. Heidi-Maria Puolakka & Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) were placed 3rd on this course. Erre also received his first jumping certificate! Congrats for a fantastic course Heidi-Maria and Erre!

The last agility course was won by Jaakko Suoknuuti and Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black). Janita & Hitti were placed second.

A link to the courses of April 4th and April 17th

5.4.2010
Janita Leinonen and sheltie Demo (Firabellen Hurma) won a class 2 agility competition (medium). This was Demo's third clean run with a placement in class 2 so he got up to class 3. Thanks Anni for letting me handle him, we had fun :)

4.4.2010
Jaakko Suoknuuti and Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) won an agility course. Mikko Aaltonen & Sky (Decathlete's Skyknight) were second. Sky got her third agility certificate and is now a FINNISH AGILITY CHAMPION! Warm congrats Mikko and Sky :) A link to Mikko and Sky's courses.

Janita Leinonen and Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) won an agility course.

Veijo Koistinen and Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) ran clean on both an agility course and a jumping course.

Jaakko Knuutti ran clean on an agility course with both Ludde (Lunde til Decathlete's) and Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm).

Tiina Koistinen and Haka (Decathlete's Le Livre Blanc) ran clean on an agility course.

2.4.2010
Veijo Koistinen and Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) ran three clean courses on one day. Congrats for qualifying to the Finnish championships and the national tryout competition! The jumping course was won by Jaakko Knuutti and Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm).

28.3.2010
Tiina Koistinen and Haka (Decathlete's Le Livre Blanc) were placed third in an agility competition. Congrats for a clean run!

21.3.2010
Anu Rikkilä and Diva (Decathlete's Cassiopeia) won a class 2 agility competition and the first leg towards class 3! Fantastic work Anu and Diva, congrats for a great run!

Pia Heikkilä and Ketku (Decathlete's Solarstorm) began their agility career in class 1 with a clean run and 3rd place! Congrats for a nice start Pia and Ketku!

20.3.2010
Heidi Karanko and Rico (Decathlete's Comet) won a jumping course and got their second jumping certificate! Congrats for a fantastic run :)

Veijo Koistinen and Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) ran clean on a jumping course and were placed second! Congratulations Veijo and Juju :)

17.3.2010
Weaving pole training with distractions.
Separating tunnels and contacts.

15.3.2010
Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) & Elina Jänesniemi were second on a jumping course and Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) & Jaakko Knuutti were third. Our dear friend Anja won the course with Pray by two hundreths of a second. Congrats to Anja for a jumping certificate and to everyone for nice runs!

The agility course was won again by Anja, this time with Grim (Tekla's grand daughter). Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) and Jaakko Knuutti were second. Congratulations!

6.3.2010
Three agility competitions in Turku.

The first agility course was won by Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen. Rico (Decathlete's Comet) & Heidi Karanko were third and Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) & Elina Jänesniemi were fourth.

Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) & Janita Leinonen won the second course and Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) & Jaakko Suoknuuti were second.

The third course was a jumping course and we got a double win from that, too. Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) & Jaakko Suoknuuti won and Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) & Janita Leinonen were placed 2nd. Because Zen already is a jumping champion, Hitti received the certificate. This was Hitti's third jumping certificate so Hitti is now Finnish Jumping Champion:)

FIN AGCH, J-AGCH, OBCH Decathlete's Hornet "Hitti"


Photo by Iris Kieme

1.3.10

27.2.2010
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen won an agility competition.

Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) and Janita Leinonen won a jumping competition. Omie received his second leg to the jumping champion title. Kennel Decathelete's had a triple win with Rico (Decathlete's Comet) and Heidi Karanko being second and Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) and Veijo Koistinen being third.

Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti kept on practising contacts on a competition course. They ran clean.

23.2.2010
Suvianne-Cosmo puppies have been proven to be on the way. You can follow the puppy story here :)

22.2.2010
Noomi-Cosmo puppies are celebrating their 3rd birthday. Happy Birthday Omie, Rico, Diva, Ketku, Chess and Isla!

20.2.2010
Haka (Decathlete's Le Livre Blanc) and Tiina Koistinen were placed third in an agility competition. Also Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) and Veijo Koistinen ran clean.

17.2.2010
The perfect Diva-Zeta puppies have left to their new homes. Thank you Anu for letting us have this fabulous litter by Diva. Thanks also to Laura for allowing us to use Zeta! You will definately hear about the little ones later :) Good luck with the challenges the life will bring you: Anu Rikkilä & Maya (Decathlete's Mistica), Elina Jänesniemi & Dion (Decathlete's Velocissima), Tiina Kuusisto & Jaime (Decathlete's Gallardo) and Riina Kellman & Zoi (Decathlete's Delizia)! Here is the only video clip of the puppies that we had time to shoot.

14.2.2010
Ketku (Decathlete's Solarstorm) and Pia Heikkilä began their agility career by running clean on their first course. Congratulations for a fine start :)

13.2.2010
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen ran three courses without faults. Hitti's false pregnancy if effecting her speed.

Erre (Decathlete's Raptor) and Heidi-Maria Puolakka ran clean on both agility and jumping course. They were placed 3rd in jumping.

Rico (Decathlete's Comet) and Heidi Karanko were placed 2nd on the agility course.

Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti were practising contacts in a competition. A clean run and lovely contacts :)

7.2.2010
Vimma (Decathlete's Fidelius Charm) and Jaakko Knuutti ran four clean runs. They won two competitions and were placed 2nd twice. Congratulations on an amazing day after a long break!

19.2.10


31.1-1.2.2010

Cosmo (Tending Magic Mind) had a little fling with Suvianne (Piggyland's Adalmiina).

If you are interested in the possible litter of Cosmo and Suvianne please contact Minna: viitanenminna@hotmail.com



31.1.2010

Omie (Decathlete's Galaxy) and Elina Jänesniemi won an agility competition. This was their first chance to receive the third agility certificate after the one year time from the first one. The skilled couple received the Agility Champion title immediately :) Super congratulations to the FINNISH AGILITY CHAMPION and his top handler! We are so happy to see both of you back in business, you are fantastic!

Omie at 6 weeks of age, not yet knowing what the future holds for him :)


24.1.2010
Zen is celebrating her 5th birthday! Happy Birthday Zemppu and all Zemppu's litter mates!

23.1.2010
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen won two agility competitions. Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) & Jaakko Suoknuuti won the third competition and Hitti & Janita were placed second so double win to our family :)

16.1.2010
Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) and Veijo Koistinen won an agility competition.
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen won an agility competition.
Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti won a jumping competition.

10.1.2010
Rico's (Decathlete's Comet) hips are B-B, elbows 0-0 and eyes ok.

9.1.2010
Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) and Veijo Koistinen won an agility competition.

8.1.2010
Hugo is 6 years old! Happy Birthday to the lovely sunshine boy!

3.1.2010
Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) and Veijo Koistiselle ran clean in an agility competition.

1.1.2010
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) celebrates her 3rd birthday. Happy Birthday to our little darling and all her litter mates!

11.1.10

30.12.2009

Diva gave birth to four puppies: three bitches and one dog. The puppies are very strong and even in size. Diva is doing great and taking care of the puppies extremely well.

24.12.2009
Merry Christmas and a lot of action and joy for year 2010!

The year 2009 has once again been an unbelievably successful one to Decathlete's dogs. Thanks to everyone for being so active but above all of loving and treating your dog in the best possible way!

Thanks also to people who we have been coaching for your trust and hard work. We have been happy to receive so many news about your success during the year :)

Video of Chi in 2009:
http://video.yahoo.com/watch/6646027/17261213

23.12.2009
Zen (Decathlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti won the ranking called "Timanttiset Ranking"!

Photo by Mauri Helle

14.12.2009
There was a surprise waiting for us when we arrived home from Sweden :-0
Thanks to team LAW and a few other people. The joy of winning would not feel as good if you didn't have people to share it with...

Photo by Mauri Helle

Thanks also to people who have taken care of our dogs: osteopath Leena Piira and physiotherapist Tanja Kotti!

Thanks of course also to Jaakko who has been there for me through the bad times, too :)

13.12.2009
Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita won the NORDIC CHAMPIONSHIP! I have been doing agility for 17 years. Hitti is my fifth dog that I am competing with and it feels so unreal to finally win something... Hitti is the sweetest dog in the world and the best partner I could ever dream of competing with!

Photo by Iris Kieme

Finnish Team large was placed second. The large team competition was won by the Danish team who really deserved it by six clean runs.

Hitti, first course at 9.27:
http://www.livestream.com/agilitymasterskap/video?dirId=3400362230593673663&clipId=pla_e8aad334-f813-47c1-9e58-47f62b61d18d

Photo by Iris Kieme




Hitin toinen rata kohdassa 12.30:
http://www.livestream.com/agilitymasterskap/video?dirId=3400362230593673663&clipId=pla_6b2078f8-2faa-4b8c-91ff-566ad9eb03cc

Photo by Iris Kieme



Hitti's final course at 51,50:
http://www.livestream.com/agilitymasterskap/video?dirId=3400362230593673663&clipId=pla_efaa8f1a-2446-49c7-ac58-d6c070eee8d5

Photo by Iris Kieme



12.12.2009
Zen (Decthlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti won a jumping course in Sweden and received a jumping certificate. Zen is now SWEDISH JUMPING CHAMPION. There were 112 competitors in class.
Here is a link to the course of Zen and Jaakko:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuTCFhyYlcA

Photo by Iris Kieme

Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen won an International agility competition in Sweden and received a CACIAG. There were 107 competitors in class.
Here is a link to the course of Hitti and Janita:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83slrQ98y-M

Photo by Iris Kieme
5.12.2009
Zen (Decthlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti won an agility competition of 46 competitors.

Cosmo (Tending Magic Mind) and Janita Leinonen ran a clean run on an agility course.

Rico (Decathlete's Comet) and Heidi Karanko ran clean on an agility course.

We made a bachelorette party prank in the competition to Noora Salonen who is getting married. Take a look at what happened:
http://video.yahoo.com/watch/6578351/17079178
Thanks to Mauri Helle and Veronica Bache for the pics and to Tiina Grönlund for the video :)

4.12.2009
Sky (Decathlete's Skyknight) gave birth to a litter of five out or which two are brown&white :-0 I had a dream the previous night that Sky had brown&white puppies. In the morning I laughed to Mari that it is not even possible. When they called and told me about the colour I thought they were joking with me until I got a photo to prove it :)
You can read more about Sky and Zeta's puppies here: http://skynpennut.blogspot.com/

30.11.2009
Diva (Decathlete's Cassiopeia) had an ultrasound: we are expecting four new Decathlete's puppies to be born on the last week of December :)

28.11.2009

Zen (Decthlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti pulled another hat trick and won three competitions in Riihimäki! One of the courses was a jumping course and two were agility courses. There were 59-66 competitors in class.

Hitti (Decathlete's Hornet) and Janita Leinonen were placed third on both agility courses.

Juju (Decathlete's Gryffindor) and Veijo Koistinen ran clean on an agility course.

7.11.2009
Zen (Decthlete's Sirius Black) and Jaakko Suoknuuti won a jumping course in Lieto. There were 42 competitors in class.