For one, we failed. He was doing good with heeling and all the exercises until the very last exercise. Down in motion. He did down- then anticipated that I will call him as soon as I stopped so he bolted to me. GAHHHH!!!
If we don’t pass the OB test, we don’t go on to the protection- we were 10 points away from passing!! There was a lot of handler mistakes, I thought that I could say “fuss” at every turn but that’s a point (every time I said it) taken away from us.
It’s ok, Koda (S-litter Xbox – Allie) and I enjoyed it. We will try again next year. It’s a great experience for both of us. Now I know what to do and how to handle him better. He was amazingly calm and collected- I was a basket case. haha.
There were 22 dogs entered for PDC (like BH) and only 8 passed that day.
Now that we have experience, we will do better next time. 🙂
This is one of our best dogs in our club, he failed this OB test (PSA 2) believe or not. It takes a lot of out of the dog not to bite the 2 decoys and concentrate on the handler. In the beginning, the decoys were throwing bacon on the dog’s face trying to get him to eat it! Koda would have failed that in a second, my kid loves bacon!!
The dog missed the jump in the last scenario just after the tunnel. – that’s where he failed.
PSA is so freakin hard to pass, we might try out to get our BH just to put a title on Koda!! I know there’s a trial coming up in Feb here in Dallas.
BTW, our club just hosted the BIGGEST trial in PSA history, over 50 dogs trialed last weekend. Only a handful passed. No PSA 2 or 3 dogs passed.
Just look at the decoys wearing mask! Pretty scary. haha.