Sunday, November 23, 2014

Dogz Trial

Evening trial tonight at Dogz. They have found an indoor facility for winter training, fun matches and trials. Very exciting!

The turf is heavy sand, and while it is deep (it is all new foundation so there is some settling that needs to happen) the traction was good.

Two Jumpers runs for Travis – which we spectacular. He was fast and we finally seem to have come to an agreement on turning tight. A little more effort on my part, but it is the least I can do for the old man. He placed second in both events…after Indie of course. :)

Indie had four runs – two Standard, and then two Jumpers. My brain doesn’t flip switches fast, so during our first Standard run I let some contact criteria go. Bad Chantelle. Before our next run I flipped that switch and walked it as a training run. We had to do the dog walk 3 times before he reached criteria, a luckily that transitioned to the a-frame immediately. The teeter took two reps before he stuck it. He tried hard, and he was thoughtful about it all – which of course made me happy.

Indie’s Jumpers runs were stellar. He had only one bobble on a threadle to a curved tunnel but we recovered without an off course – really it should have been a front cross, not a threadle.

He ended the night with a Regular Best Run on both Jumpers! We beat the border collies!!
I have no videos and no pictures…lost my phone.

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