Sunday, April 08, 2012
First Time and Awesome!
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.