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Pilot

Obedience - working on his UDX (0 legged) and qualifying for the classic. (He needs 1 more Utility leg before the cutoff date)
Rally - Hoping to earn his RACH. We're almost halfway there. I think it's achievable. Get into the RNC this year! He has everything he needs to enter the Champion class.
Field - Looking for a field title. Probably JH.

Winx

My granddaughter has decided that she doesn't want to do 4-H so Winx is my girl again and she's LOVING it! She will be 8 next year, but you wouldn't know it by how she acts.

Obedience - Just get in the ring with her again and possibly show in Grad Open or Utility.
FastCAT - Get her FCAT (It's her favorite thing in the world!)
Rally - Maybe get in the ring again a couple of times.

We will continue to do all the things as long as she wants to do them.
 

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So.... just found out that one of my entries for next month had to be returned because the trial had exceeded limits for that day. Good sign and news for the sport. But means my goals are shifting over to 2023 to finish CDX. :)
That’s too bad. Trial in Michigan? I entered an open/utility only trial and haven’t heard back. Entries closed yesterday. Goldens have priority so my fingers are crossed!
 

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Yep - last MI trial of 2022. Judges were very nice so I'd been hoping to get in. So we sit tight until Feb or March next year.

The trial secretary encouraged me to enter their trials in April and I said "sure, if you bring the same judges back!" <= Completely forgetting they already have the judges set up and the one judge is somebody I would be very careful about showing to (no negatives about her judging, just that we train in the same classes so it feels weird). 🤷‍♀️
Thought maybe that was the case. Is Dayton too far? They have trials on the first weekend on the new year. Entered Pilot in rally Saturday and obedience Sunday. Ihonestly only have a couple of judges I don’t show to. If you get the chance to show to Alvin Eng, do it! He’s great! I also don’t show to people I train with.
 
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I will always remember showing to Alvin Eng because it was by far the worst time in the ring with my girl who had completely shut down, and he was simply the kindest and nicest person the entire time. He encouraged me to have her follow through with every single exercise and by the very end she was able to bring back a correct article and we ended on a good note. I think most other judges would have lost patience with my frozen dog but he was just wonderful!

My 2023 goals are to get said dog's final UD leg if she doesn't get it in December, then retire her in obedience and start tracking.

I hope to get my boy's UD and maybe even UDX in 2023!
I showed to him in Rally. He very sweetly told me that my dog was perfect, but I messed up! I worked with him at the NOC all day this year and he sat with us at lunch. Such a nice guy! He's from California so clubs in my area can't really afford to hire him.

Good luck with the UD! I've gone and titled my way right out of the 3 leg titles now! I'm on 10 and 20 leg titles.
 

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. But am wondering if I should mention something to her to kinda let her know what almost happened?

It sounds like she’s a training buddy you like. I would mention it. If Jovi did something like that, wouldn’t you want to know so you could keep it from happening again? All reporting it would have done was to give the club a reason to ban her dog. AKC won’t do anything unless there’s blood.
 
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