We don’t have many OB or Rally shows close to me so I was happy to hear one of the local training clubs was hosting an AKC OB/Rally trial 30 minutes from me :). The weekend before we were able to practice at an AKC sanctioned fun match.
Libby was 1 st in Advanced Rally out of 14 dogs with a qualifying score of 93. Only 3 dogs qualified.
Ziva was 1st in Novice rally out of 9 dogs with a score of 91. I think 5 dogs qualified. She even mostly ignored the dogs in the next ring doing OB & having way more fun doing jumps.
The next weekend at the AKC show I decided to scratch Ziva as she had some tummy troubles during the week & I didn’t want to risk taking her 🙁 Don’t feel too sorry for her, she spent quality time w/Daddy getting all sorts of sympathy. That girl knows how to play her poor me cards !!!!
Libby was on fire in her Advanced Rally class on Saturday. It was her kind of course. It moved along without a lot of boring (to her) halt sit stations. After our last station, we literally had 3 seconds to walk out of the ring to finish. She chose then to vomit up all of the tasty treats I had given her to practice and we were disqualified. The ring steward, a friend of mine, said, she had a score of 99 before the judge had to NQ her. Fortunately she was fine & I learned that beef liver needs to be given in much smaller quantities and pieces. I am such an idiot!
Sunday was a dreaded halt sit course. Last sign was a call to front, finish right and you guessed it, 1 more sit. She not only did not sit after the finish, but looked at me like I was speaking in a foreign language when I had to tell her to sit. 2/x I muttered to her before I got the worlds longest slow motion sit along with “the look”. We managed to qualify for her 1st advanced Rally leg with a 89 and 2nd place.
You have my prize stuffy!
You still have my prize stuffy & I want it