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Ruger had a nice showing at our local trial. We only went on Sunday. In Rally Excellent B, I messed up one sign and repeated another for a score of 88, and a 3rd.

This was our Excellent B run
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc7Af2Hw5JM

Then we did Rally Advanced B. Ruger was dead on! Very nice run. We scored a perfect 100 from a judge that is notorius for never giving 100's! We took 1st in the class. This was our 8th RAE leg. Two more to go!

Ruger's Perfect Run
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zom36f0bJP0
 

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Awwww Linda - those were really nice runs. You guys looked so good together. It was fun watching the videos.
 

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Very nice! Congratulations! He works beautifully for you! I always love seeing the classic labrador flag waving behind. We don't get to see that when we are in the ring.

Nice job, Linda!
 

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Awesome job, Linda! I'm going to send those video links to my husband's computer so he can see how Advanced and Excellent should be done. For whatever reasons, the dogs in those classes didn't work like that Saturday.

Ruger had a nice showing at our local trial. We only went on Sunday. In Rally Excellent B, I messed up one sign and repeated another for a score of 88, and a 3rd.
Boy, it feels good ot know someone as good as you messes up, too!
 

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Thank everyone. Ruger is my bestest boy ever!

Ann, if ONLY he would work like that for me in Utility, but he won't, he needs my happy voice and chatter as we work. He HATES having to do it all on his own in the obedience ring. I doubt I'll show him in Utility again, but who knows... a friend of mine just finished her UD on her 10 year old dog... so maybe there is still hope to get the last two legs.

Boy, it feels good ot know someone as good as you messes up, too!
LOL, yes I do! I swear, the older you get, the stupider you get, my brain just doesn't assimilate information like it used to. I will stare right at a sign, and still do it wrong! But at least I usually know I've done it wrong and will redo... I try to memorize the course in my walk through so I can do it without relying on what the signs say.
 

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Linda - I loved watching you and Ruger work so nicely together - pure joy on his part to be with you. That tail wagging says it all. I loved doing Rally with Doro and watching you brought back bittersweet memories of our times in the Rally ring. That RAE is sure in sight for you and Ruger. B
 

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Thanks Betsy, if only you had seen Ruger before he went into the ring. He was an absolute nut case. I actually had to take him out of the building and have a come-to-Jesus meeting with him. One of my show friends from Hilton Head told me he was amazed that Ruger calmed down enough to work in the ring... and this is an 8 year old dog. LOL!

Jen, you'll have Maddy's in no time, just keep at it. It takes me a long time because I don't go to a lot of shows. Our next one will be Hilton Head on March 7.

Thanks Susan, yes, Ruger is my happy guy ;)
 

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We had a chance at a 100 the last show we were at - I knew we had done well, and Emilu was finally a happy girl in the ring. When I looked at our score it was a 90 - you know what that means in Rally - the trainer goofed up a sign! I haven't done that for years - but there it was - had to do a call front and back up 3 step thingy and apparently I only did up to 2 steps. It was torwards the end of the course too, so we had a good score up until then.
 

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That sux Pat. But I've done stuff like that too, so you are not alone :)

I don't believe I've gotten a 100 in Excellent. I'm always nervous in the Excellent class and goof. Then in Advanced I'm settled and usually do well. We have 5 100's in Adv B so far. I'm hoping for a few more ;)
 

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I just saw this. WOO HOO! You BOTH were dead on!
 
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