Holy Schmokes! An Am SECOND!congratulations Holly! I'm proud you got over your nerves and stepped in the ring. and you had success!! I have no doubt you will be QAA with more tests and continued hard work.
I've had a fun couple weekend trials. last weekend my derby dog won her first trial and that was crazy fun. Proof and shelly both got back to second series then proof to third. It was nice going into the blinds with two dogs, ha ha. This past week I went to Anney's and trained all week. She set up fabulous training grounds and a nice group to train with. Of course we had to hit up Chuys. I was so excited because shelly has been flaring branches in training and trials like crazy and its such a mess of an initial line. Also dikes or mounds. Obstacles in general. Proof jumps over them like a gazelle but shelly ugh. Then she has been struggling looking out and finding guns in bad lighting or with flyers or short guns. I can't tell if its bad luck or just a lack of trying in a trial cause she's fine in training. So this week I worked on those. Also roads also working on crossing roads and taking casts into strong winds. So I was excited to say that she looked past guns this weekend, went over the branch on the land blind, hopped the mound on the water blind and swam past the gunner against the wind in the fourth and ended up with a second in the amateur!! I love it when things like that happen. The things you work so hard on and you get success at a trial for them! It was nice.
Now I'm working on Dilly Dilly's angles and exits on water with gunners that aren't visible in the water. Steadier on line. Proof working on picking up poison bird and the first bird thrown still gets him, and Shelly all the same things I mentioned and I'm going to watch her sits on the whistles.