Well, our trial was nothing to write home about. Oreo did well, but he wasn't all that into it. He ran slower than in May, but not his slowest ever.
The main difference from the last trial was where I set our stuff up. Last time, we were right near the ring. This time, I parked far out. I think Oreo does better when we are near the ring, even though you would think the opposite is true. Maybe he needs to be able to see me when I go wandering around and work in the ring?
We did two back to back standard runs. Oreo did some looking around, and went around a jump. Our second run was faster, but the judge started waving bugs away as Oreo was finishing up the weave poles, and he popped out. I thought it was something I did, but later people told me she was really flailing her arms about. Funny thing, she was so busy getting rid of the bugs, she didn't notice Oreo popped out. So we Q'ed that run.
I scratched our jumpers run. Even though that is always Oreo's best run, I could tell he was wiped out, and not in the mood to be dealing with all the people (even though it was a small trial).
Chewy, on the other hand, had a complete blast! He played with a ton of people and dogs. Everyone kept saying, "Wow. He's fearless".
I put him on the measuring table and let him sniff out the measuring thing (I'm sure it has a name).
Chewy does get startled/curious by various things on the ground, so I am working on making plastic bags, manholes, pizza box flying off the picnic table, etc. fun things.
Chewy & Oreo played a lot when we got home. Best stress reliever for Oreo.