Last night's DOCNA agility trial was awesome. It was so laid back and stress free. From start to finish it was only 2 and a half hours. Not one cranky person, and no one complained about anything, not even the ridiculous heat. If every trial could be like that, I'd probably enter more!
We did two standard runs. Chewy had a little bit of trouble getting focused on me at the start line. So, that's something we'll have to work on. Once we got "lined up", he was good to go.
This was our first run. I was really worried about the dogwalk to tunnel. In class, Chewy often chooses to go right back up the dogwalk, because he loves his contacts. I made sure my feet were pointed at the fence, and the little superstar didn't even think about going back up the dogwalk. After that, it was smooth sailing, minus the one spin when I rear crossed him.
Our second run, we did the same course in reverse. The only bobble we had was the weaves. He blasted past them, but I think it was because I didn't tell him "weave" early enough. I brought him back around, and he got them the second time. Then, he finished like a champ.
We got two q's and two first places. We also got our Beginner Standard title. I think I'm going to keep him in beginner's for our next trial instead of moving him up. We still have a lot of skill building to do, and I want trials to be fun, not frustrating.