1st Outdoor Trial- Happy, happy Toller!

1st outdoor agility trial of the season!  Saturday, pouring rain until both dogs were done with their 4 runs each at noon, then sunny skies.  Sunday was gorgeous though after an ominous beginning.

Vito had one of his best trials since his anxiety issues started!  So very happy all weekend long for every single run!  Sometimes he even had tucked butt syndrome while warming up :)  Q wise not so great.  But for little things.  The runs themselves were fantastic!  I think Vito broke his start line on 3 or 4 of his 8 runs- yay for being naughty!  And he actually really full speed on parts of every single course and for the most part even kept up speed if I had to do a rear cross!  Even in the heavy rain he actually ran parts like he does when we practice alone.

My favorite run occurred on Sunday's Touch n Go course.  I think we only did 6 obstacles and then he left the ring.  Vito was positive that the toy I left behind the trash cans outside of the ring was his reward for doing such a great running dogwalk!  Jump-dogwalk-Toy!!!  He proudly brought it back to me.  Maybe he was practicing the new go barrel obstacle in NADAC ;)
First 5.5 obstacles were missed on film, but we did manage to catch the lovely barrel wrap and toy delivery

Jumpers on Saturday was a close 2nd favorite.  The way the course was designed it forced several rear crosses.  Just no way to get in any front or blind, definitely not a Vito course.  But he really took off and for the most part only slowed slightly at each rear.  Knocked the 2nd bar.  Maybe because of his broken start line!  Also not caught on tape.  

Runs we did catch on tape:

Karissa  – ( May 21, 2013 at 7:42 PM )  

Holy cow, he was flying! :o) That rain looked miserable, but Vito seems to love it. Great job! I was kind of sad to miss the MMBC trial this year...

Kim  – ( May 23, 2013 at 12:20 AM )  

I loved the video of Vito bringing the squeaky toy to you! What a smart boy :) Everyone needs a fun chuckle now and again at a trial, right?!

And he has a totally gorgeous running dogwalk.

Muttsandaklutz  – ( June 1, 2013 at 10:34 PM )  

That's awesome!! Great to hear you both had a fabulous time out there!

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