After months and months trying, we finally pulled off a standard run Q yesterday. Given the fact that a jubillion people were walking in the adjacent games ring during our run, it was nothing short of miraculous.
Granted, we had to drop to level one, lower the bar to 8 inches, and mother nature gave us beautiful, chilly weather, but we did it!
In fact, we had a perfect day. Three runs, three q's and three runs over 3 YPS. Maybe we should play the pick 3 today!
We didn't break any of our personal records, but I felt Oreo ran consistently all day. He did some looking around, but given the size of the trial (BIG!), I thought he handled it beautifully.
I admit, I repositioned a couple ring crew chairs during the walk thrus, and I think it paid off. Some were really close to the start line and certain jumps, and simply had to be moved! Funny how people will sit wherever there is a chair.
Not one obstacle, not one, did Oreo opt out of. No off courses. Zero faults. Wow. If that isn't rock star material, I don't know what is.
Here are our three runs. I did my best videoing with my tripod & new wide angle lens. I have all the obstacles in view, but sometimes, people were simply standing in the way! You'll get the idea though. For all 3 runs, we start in the upper right hand corner. Which is Oreo's best starting place, since that is the gate we usually go in during class.
Oh yea, we got a title too! Our level one handler title. Yea Oreo! We'll add it to our level two handler title. Big thanks to the super nice judges this weekend.
Up next? DOCNA national championships!
And here is Oreo being a dog after the trial (and me doing poop duty!). Proving we're not letting our success go to our heads.