Sunday, June 8, 2008

All Dogs trial - Day 2 - New title

The weather today was just about identical to yesterday's, if not a smidge hotter and more humid. Thank goodness he was only entered in two events and they were the first two events of the day.

I was excited when I saw the course being built and the main gamble seemed to include the dogwalk since distance dogwalks is something we've been working on. Alas, the dogwalk was a trap; the dog was supposed to take the snaked under tunnel on the far side. Needless to say, we didn't get the gamble. But actually he didn't even make it to the dogwalk/tunnel as after a different tunnel he came back to me over an offcourse jump. But, he did a mini gamble twice (jump to layered tunnel) so that's a step in the right direction and he got about 36 points in the opening.

It was a twisty but fun course on which the dogs had "lots of options" as one fellow competitor put it! Walter was listening super well and I managed to not completely bungle the handling so we squeaked in under time for a Q and Walter's Masters Jumpers title! Future jumpers courses will be more relaxing now that he has all the Jumpers Qs needed for The Big Title. (Now we "only" need 3 Team, 3 Standard, and 3 Gamblers Qs... in other words, all the hard ones! (Well, hard for us anyway.) I'm not holding my breath! lol)

To summarize the weekend, it was HOT but Walter ran super well and seemed happy.


Jasmine said...

Congratulations! Wow! Walter's résumé is getting quite impressive.

LucyandWalter said...

Aw, thanks.

Both my dogs have way more letters after their names than I do. What is wrong with that picture?!! lol

Pacco de Mongrel said...

great job, walter!