Lance showed one day this weekend in grad open.
More forging then at the last few trials. I thought I was going to have to bump him on that first left turn but he read my shoulders and got out of my way. There were some nice moments of heeling, especially trying hard on the slow time. Signals were good, I didn't use any verbals but didn't go full distance. Lost points for forging and the front and finish.
Scent Article- NQ
When I was trying to show Lance the pile being sent out Lance thought I was sending him so happily took off. When we actually started the exercise Lance went out confidently, searched quickly and then happily brought back the wrong one. At least this is the most certain Lance has been about the exercise during a trial! Oh and then he auto finished on the judge's cue, naughty corgi.
Once again Lance wasn't certain where I was directing him to go. But he did find it and brought it back by a finger. He didn't even look at the jumps this time :) Lost .5pt on the finish.
Moving Stand- 1pt
Naughty corgi moved a few steps after I left him. Also moved another step on the exam.
Go Out- 0pts
While setting up it looked like Lance was eyeing either the glove spot or the jump so I interuppted his gaze and tried to have him mark again. But then Lance seemed upset that I corrected him and just looked at me so I wasn't sure where he was going to go. He surprised me by going straight out and touching the gate. Go corgi, 1st time not going to the glove spot! No clue why the judge didn't take off points for his touch.
Directed Jump- .5pt
1/2pt for bad finish
Well we still need one more leg for his grad open title but I was so happy with his performance today! Lance seemed much more confident in everything. He was a bit more distracted in between exercises, I think he wanted to leave the ring for his treats, but at least he came back immediately each time I called.
Vito wasn't entered due to finances plus I'm still not sure if he's back to himself. The positive side is that I'm not sure how much his attitude today is due to being a green dog in a new environment or the meds. No longer a zombie at least!