Penny stopped sneezing Wednesday but I kept her home from class to be safe. We went to the trial today and I can say Penny wins the award for most fun + greeting people. Zeros Q's - that's fine by me. Penny had fun and I did too. =)
I was told by a volunteer to remove her flea collar and regular collar since it's a buckle collar. They leant me a slip lead since I didn't know she'd be running "naked." Time to Beat
Penny snagged the leash and took off in zoomie fashion. Finally got her to take the teeter and a couple jumps and I lost her again, then we had to leave since we were over time. Jumpers with weaves
- would have qualified with first place if she didn't drop a bar. She wanted to see the judge but came back and focused on me. It wasn't smooth - I don't care, I was just happy that she was able to focus on me. =)
The results posted said I Q'd, but then I learned those are preliminary results and we didn't Q. I wish they didn't post results until they're finalized so I can learn what results in an NQ better. Standard
This was shaky because Penny kept greeting people. We were one jump from finishing. I told the leash person to hold the leash and not set it down, but she put it at the exit, so Penny grabbed it.
So, the positives: very solid weave entries, NAILED the tire when she hadn't even seen one in four months. Good contacts, wasn't bothered by dogs walking past her crate all day. Two dogs got in a spat right behind her when we were walking today and she didn't even flinch.
The negatives: people greeting, leash grabbing. If I put her in a sit stay for a lead out I can see her head swiveling around for things to pick up/people to see.
What to do before we go to another trial:
>lots of people distraction training
>find run-throughs at unfamiliar training buildings
>find books/online classes to help
This is the video from today's trial, it might still be processing: