Dayton is a bit far in January - but who knows. Maybe if we get closer to the date and we are having mild weather as far as ice and snow goes and my mom is well enough to travel.... I might be tempted? But usually, only show I've done in January is the big show cluster that's normally 10 minutes from my house. And even that's a bit dicey depending on the weather.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.
The older judges out there are... many of them are a treasure.
Separate thing I've been puzzling over.... if you were at a trial and sitting there with your dog basically in front of you with your arms casually around him while you watch utility, etc.... And you have a big dog owned by somebody you know and have trained with and like very much.... but her dog literally comes flying at your dog and fortunately was more interested in posturing vs tearing his face off.... How would you handle?
I literally had a huge doberman lunge at my Jovi who was zenning out in front of me. I had my arms around him and was keeping him contained in our space (tight seating), and suddenly this dog lunged at us and I saw his face and paws flying at my dog in slow motion while he snarled. He seemed more interested in pinning my dog and coming down on top of him? Then really attacking? I kinda hauled Jovi closer and leaned over him to put my head and shoulders between that dog and Jovi's face... basically before he was pulled away.
Jovi is a good dog and complete sweetness - I swear he wagged his tail at this dog and showed no fear or panic. So the whole thing passed. But I literally was wondering what I should do on the way home. The owner is older than my mom and very sweet and she has good control over her dog. Her daughter had been holding the leash when the incident happened and had no control over him. So basically I did not want to call her on the carpet and have a mark put against her dog....and I don't want to do that. But am wondering if I should mention something to her to kinda let her know what almost happened?