Our first trial since the new year! Freezing cold today. And the dogs were disgusting. Well at least one of them was.
|Proud of himself|
Vito wasn't running full out this trial but wasn't as bouncy as his first few trials last year. We qualified in 2 out of our 4 runs Saturday, and 3 of 3 on Sunday. 2 of 3 dogwalks were good, except for falling off once. And he got all his weave entries for the first time in a trial!
A nice run to get our novice Chances title. No issues.
Touch N Go Nov- NQ
Should have been an easy straight forward run but Vito took an off course at the start. The Aframe was straight in front of the first hoop and the tunnel was curved away but guess which one Vito took! He zeroed in on it right from the start. I didn't fix it and we were fine until Vito fell off the dogwalk! He seemed ok afterward so I wanted to have him redo it. Vito was a bit slower on the dogwalk but hit his contact nicely.
Weavers Novice- Q
Only 2 sets of 6 weaves as the club apparently didn't have their 3rd set along! No issues getting his entries in a trial today, I was very happy with this run.
Jumpers Novice- NQ
Vito knocked the first bar. Other than that it was a nice easy run.
Regular 1 Open- Q
Great dogwalk!! It was the 2nd to last obstacle and a straight shot to the hoop. He did a really weird jump at one point. I'm pretty sure my handling was not the smoothest and Vito looked like he was going to take off but then hesitated a half second and ended up pouncing straight over it.
Regular 2 Open- Q
Vito was way distracted at the start. He was smelling the air before we walked in, not sure if he realized his friend Megan was here or what. Then he decided to stare at the bar setter and walk away from me towards the leash runner. I got him back, he yelled at me, and I just went with a running start. The dogwalk was second and it wasn't his best contact. I don't think he jumped but almost strided right over the yellow.
Tunnelers Open -Q
A fun fast course. Vito did great although me may have slipped in a tunnel. Either that or he just slowed down a bit in one.
I pulled him from half of his runs since I didn't want him doing the contact obstacles until we're done retraining.
Chances Novice- Q
Lance was squirrley, probably because not really getting any warmup. I thought he was going to go over the first jump as soon as I took is leash off! I almost tripped over him at one point but he had a lot of drive this run and easily handled the distance portions without help from me.
Weavers Novice- Q
Lance collected just fine for his weave poles this trial!
Jumpers Open- Q
A nice run but Lance knocked a bar in the middle. Apparently the judge didn't call it.
Chances Novice- NQ
Should have been a really easy distance challenge but Lance just didn't get it. I ran out of room to support him and Lance just didn't drive out to get the middle jump in the pinwheel. There was an aframe at the end and i decided to do it just to see how it would be. We haven't touched the aframe since I switched him to running contacts so I had no idea what he would do. Not a real surprise here but he jumped. At least one foot above the yellow.
Someone went straight into the shower with me when we got home.