So I have a T-shirt that says Dog A+ Handler D-..that summed up our weekend.. Flyer was trying real hard but I was having trouble getting where I needed to be to direct him..plus with this only being his 4th time out he doesn't have the confidence to run like he runs at classes just yet..but we'll get there.
This was his first ever standard run...
YouTube - Flyer Tricities Sat Novice Standard
and his Open Jumpers run..I compeletly screwed up the placement of my front cross after the weaves and sent him to the back of the jump instead of over the jump..and I just couldn't get myself moving well (ground was lumpy and bumpy)
YouTube - Flyer Tricities Sat Open JWW
No Q's on Saturday but overall I was very happy with how he worked... All faults were mine.
Cedar was kind of in La la land..and we really never got connected..
YouTube - Cedar Tricities Sat Exc JWW
Exc Standard- Probably one of our best runs of the weekend but an off course tunnel after the a frame and a knocked bar
YouTube - Cedar Tricities Sat Exc Standard
Sunday's results to come..have to get them downloaded.
Some days it works and others...well...you remind yourself that you are there for the fun of it and your dog loves you just the same. And ya, those days when the handler is the weak link...well we are just human after all!!! (been there, know what you are talking about).
It does sound though like you had some bright spots! Congratulations on those!
Karen and the gang
BBI Kodi's Journey To Anotch (Journey)
BBI Kodi's Blackpowder Striker (Flint)
I don't think there is a person doing agility who couldn't occasionally wear your teeshirt with understanding ... it happens but recognizing the work you have to do is a good part of the way to being A+ all the time ...
so you are way on the right track
one good thing about being at work is I'll be able to watch the videos if I get aminute to myself - YAY!
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” H. Keller