We had our trial and didn't pass.* We would have if something hadn't gotten him nervous in the down/stay and he came running to me.* We would have definately passed otherwise.*
I brought him back that night for the match and he passed obedience with a 4th place (no score since we corrected)and rally with an 88 and a 2nd.* So he's not hopeless!!!! : :
I think I am going to focus on rally with him at the next shows because we'll definately Q and it will get him comfortable being indoors and different places with other dogs and know he has to work, and Rally is a little more fun than obedience...we'll tackle it after his Rally title.
On the other hand, Maddy got a 1st in Rally Advanced (match) and although she DQ'd in Open (match), everything was perfect but the broad jump...and I got some great hints on how to teach that to her.
Well darn! Dont' feel too bad - sounds like you had a great time otherwise. Hang in there. I'm sure you'll do fine next time
It's tough though! I was totally bummed and while I hadn't originally entered him in the match, I thought it would be good to bring him back to do it again in the same place and see what happens. So it all ended on a good note! Another testament to never letting it get you down...for the lady that was thinking about early retirement!!!!
I feel your pain. I am sure you will get it next time. Glad it all turned out good in the end.Originally Posted by CYNLABS
Glad things worked out in the end
What a bummer. I hate to Q that far only to NQ in sits/downs. I think you should get 1/2 credit for those situations. Personally, if we're going to NQ, I want to do it really big in the opening of the individual exercises. ;D
Congrats on the RA leg. What number is that?
Well.. you supported the club That's what I figure every time we NQ ;D
Next time out I'm sure you'll do it and do it well !
Actually it was a match, so no leg, but it was our first attempt at Advanced, we just got our RN title last month. I put Maddy in for her real RA trial next month...hopefully we'll get that done quickly.Originally Posted by rottnlabs
Well it sounds like Hudler did very well overall! ;D And Maddy is doing great!
It's nice having two, isn't it? Watching what they each excel at and all.
Good luck in the "real" trial next months! That will be exciting.
Connie and "The Boys":
Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD
Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever
We actually have 3, but Grace is doing more conformation right now. I am waiting for her brain to gel so that I can start on more than just basic obedience with her. She is such a little knuckle-head.