Sunday, April 08, 2012

First Time and Awesome!

Brit went into the rally ring for the first time on Saturday and did pretty great!!! I wasn't sure what to expect- in all fairness there are still Obedience skills that she doesn't really have very solid yet. But she has the basics and that's all she really needs for Novice Rally.

She was happy to work for me, although was a little worried I think. Her heeling wasn't as good as normal, and she seemed to forget where her butt was. Anything Left was a little wide- which is funny as that is her best thing. But really- for her very first time in a show building, with all that distraction I am very proud of her.

She pulled off a 93, and tied for 2nd place. She ended up third due to time. Her first qualifying score towards a Novice title. She was happy in the ring, and her tail was up and wagging. She did everything I asked, and I really couldn't be happier with her. She is a very good dog. :)

I've got a better idea of where she is now, and what we need to work on. I am debating about entering her in a trial in May- maybe just one day? Decisions, Decisions. I know that she has the skill to get higher scores, but at this point she is lacking the experience... Spring is here though, which means we can start training outdoors again, and that sort of thing always provides lots of distaction. I have a few weeks before I have to decide so we will see what kind of training I can get in between now and then!

She is a fast learner- so if I buckle down and train she should be fine to go in again. I call her my little Smartie Pants. lol. To put things into perspective this time a year ago she was still learning her name, and how to walk on a leash. lol.


^..^Corgidogmama said...

I think you've got a real little prize winner in Brit! Terrific job, both of you!

onecollie said...

Brit was amazing !!! She is such a good girl & loves her momma!

Jen said...

Congratulations! Good job!

Taryn said...

Woohoo! Congrats!

Jimmy is going in the Rally A ring for the first time (first for me, too!) at the Cardigan Nat'l in a couple weeks. He thinks it should be agility, so anything can happen! We will probably be fast, but who knows about the qualifying! Wilson will, too, but he's a nice steady boy so I am not so worried with him :-)

Elf said...

I like the ribbon but I particularly like the photo. Nicely done.