Hello! My name is Jocke Tangfelt, I am 25 years old from Sweden. I live on the west coast in a small town called Falkenberg.
We have always had dogs in the family and you can say that I basically grew up with agility. Mom signed me up for a few competitions I did not dare to start in, but in 2007, my competition career began with the family’s border collie Fellow and after that, it just continued. I have participated in Swedish Championship since then and have also been honored to be part of the national team since 2012 with the miniature poodle Amiga, and have taken SM, NM, EO and World Cup medals. In 2018 I participated with a borrowed dog named Bella in the national team. Today I have the border collie Decibel and Sheltien Astrid.
In 2014, I took the next step in my agility interest and became judge. A new challenge that I really like. In my courses, I strive to achieve open long-distance lanes, good lines and speed of course. I also want it to be challenging handling options that can be solved in different ways.
My best memories must be every year in the national team and the pallet places that have come there. But if you count them off then it must be Amiga’s first SM, we were second after the first day and went out second-last day two, supposed that I lay down on the back a turn so we managed to zero and keep that second place. But they still cry to me if I hadn’t fallen into what had happened then?
In a competition I try to keep calm and focus on the right things. I usually do not stress up unnecessarily, but know what I can and relate to it.
What do you expect to see in Vantaa SM 2019 as a judge?
Happiness, speed and technical skills. Then if it gets wrong it is usually the driver’s fault and not the dog’s.