Westminster Winner Jessica Ajoux Analyses Her Runs

OneMind Dogs Coach Jessica Ajoux and Border Collie Fame(US) had an amazingly successful winning run at Westminster 2018. Watch Jessica analyse her winning performance in detail.

In this video Jessica breaks down the lines in the course and how they impacted which handling techniques she chose. You’ll also hear her technical analysis of her handling throughout the whole course. Jessica clearly demonstrates how your choices on one part of the course can really affect your handling options further down the track.

2018 Westminster Kennel Club dog show is an event that took place at Pier 94 in New York in mid February. 330 dogs were entered in the agility competition where Jessica and Fame(US) won the Masters Agility Championship.

Jessica and Fame(US) are a great example of a team that works seamlessly together. Jessica's handling is very brave and determined: in this run you can see as a handler she really goes for her plan and commits to the handling techniques she has chosen, but at the same time she is so clear in her handling that her dog never has to question anything. She makes the course extremely easy to read for the dog with exemplary execution of CCC - Connect, Commit, Cue between every obstacle.

Poetry in motion, a true example of two souls, one mind. It’s so obvious that the relationship between Jessica and Fame(US) runs much deeper than just a team in agility, they clearly have a very special bond. Thank you Jessica for sharing your insight on this run!


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Catie Williamslast year

Thank you for sharing your analysis with us Jessica. Super run!

Matt Dietrichlast year

Congratulation to this winning performance your great decisions and analyses. Thanks for sharing. Very helpful!

Robin Oliverlast year

Very helpful, loved it, thank you so much!

Phil Seyerlast year

Jessica Ajoux you are an amazing handler and dog trainer. I loved those reverse V-sets. Fame(US) turned so sharply in in the intended direction. The second one kind of looked like a Jaakko turn.

Andrea Atkinsonlast year

Thanks!!! Very helpful analysis!!! and great run :)

Elaine Humphreylast year

So glad that you shared your run and analysis with us.

Mark Lewislast year

Great insight into knowing your strengths and weaknesses and adjusting your plan to suit. Awesome run :)

jessica.ajouxlast year

Thank you everyone! I'm glad you are enjoying and learning form it!

Maria Andrewslast year

It's such a benefit for those of us relatively new to the sport and just about to get our feet wet with trialing to see a pro not only run but also get their analysis of the run. Thanks for taking the time to do this for us.

jean emerylast year

Excellent presentation and analysis, Jessica. Spectacular run, of course!

Marion Johnsonlast year

Beautiful run. Your analysis is as clear for us as your handling is for your dog. Truly an inspiration and an example to follow. Congratulations!!

Susan Hiattlast year

So glad for your interpretation of how you went about analizing and showing exactly what you did and why!! Congratulations!

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