Here's the video from our run. Overall, Jazz did great. We had a few shaky areas, but I'm hoping that a little experience and confidence for both of us will improve on our performance. Before today's trial, Jazz and I had the grand total experience of a 1/2 day Rally seminar under our belts and not much more than that!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
First Q for Jazz
I'm very proud to announce that Jazz received her first-ever qualifying score this afternoon!! Jazz earned a second place Q in Rally Novice A at the Butler Dog Training Association trial. I am especially pleased with Jazz's performance because of her tender age (almost 17 mos.) and because this is the first time Jazz and I have stepped into the rally ring. While we were both a bit tentative, we scored an 89 out of 100, with the first place dog scoring a 94 (70 points were needed to qualify). Not too shabby for a couple of amateurs! As we both become more confident, I hope that Jazz continues to enjoy Rally. It was a great way for the two of us to begin working as a team.