Another big weekend for Indy at Rally and Obedience, this time at the Golden Triangle Obedience Training Club trial!
We started off the weekend with a Rally Novice B run and a nice qualifying score of 96. Then it was on to Beginner Novice Obedience, where Indy scored a very nice 193-1/2 and earned his Beginner Novice title!!
Today, Indy had another nice Rally Novice B run with a score of 97, earning him his Rally Novice title. After the trial, the Rally judge was nice enough to tell me how impressed she was with Indy. He certainly has a way of charming everyone he meets!
We also ran an "insurance leg" in Beginner Novice Obedience today, and Indy once again came away with a very nice qualifying score of 192.
I was thrilled with Indy's performance, not only because of his high scores, but also because this was Indy's first multi-ring trial in a very large venue. Our other two trials have been in smaller buildings with just one ring, where the GTOTC trial is in a huge soccer arena and has three rings running all at the same time, not to mention kids' soccer games in the other half of the arena. Needless to say, there were a lot of distractions to work through, and although we had a few rough spots, Indy was able to concentrate on the job at hand and do very, very well.
At just 13 months old, Indy is the youngest dog I've titled in both Rally and Obedience. He earned both of these titles in three successive trips in the ring over two weekends. It is looking like Indy is shaping up to be a good working dog, like Jazz. And like his big sister Jazz, he's a joy to train and to live with. Not bad for an unplanned addition to the family, huh? How fortunate we are that things worked out the way they did for us and Indy!