Last night, Chewy had his very first agility trial run.
It was a DOCNA trial and they were running standard and jumpers on Friday night. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to see what Chewy would do in a trial setting. He's not ready for a standard course yet. We still have to work on weaves, etc. DOCNA jumpers is a run with only jumps (no tempting dogwalks looming in the background).
When I saw the course map, I was worried. I remember beginner DOCNA jumpers courses being long lines of jumps with one turn. This one seemed to have a lot of turns. I was even more concerned when I walked it. The jumps seemed to be at weird angles, and we had never done a course this long (13 obstacles).
Chewy and I still haven't ironed out our rear crosses, so I planned on a couple of front.
During our run, I was never able to pull off a front (Chewy was going too fast for me to get ahead of him) or rear cross properly, but Chewy figured it all out. What a good dog.
Chewy Q'ed, despite me saying, "Holy shit you're doing it", at the second to last jump, which almost caused Chewy to miss the jump.
Here's our run: