Indy had a great weekend at the Keystone Canine Training Club APDT/WCR Rally trial the first weekend of October.
He had very nice scores, with placements in every class. He earned his Rally Level 2 Championship (RL2X) and also his APDT Rally Champion Excellent (ARCHX) title!
Here's Indy's now-famous new Rally exercise...the moving play bow! It is supposed to be a moving down, and that butt did eventually go down, but he gets quite a reaction from the crowd when he performs this exercise in true Indy style.
This is another Indy signature move, the paw up on every sit. It's also a crowd favorite!
And, lest you think Indy goofs off through the whole Rally course, here he is heeling quite normally ;)
Indy followed his successes at APDT/WCR Rally with a nice weekend at AKC Rally and Obedience the following weekend. He earned his Rally Advanced title and got his first Rally Excellent leg the next day. He also had a first placement and second placement in Wildcard Novice Obedience. He did really well for a big, multi-ring trial. His second day of Wildcard Novice was a true test of his abilities. He had many distractions to deal with, including our friend's Dal in the next ring doing her dumbbell exercises and a Rally Pairs team in the ring on the other side who were running amok! I was really proud of him for holding it together through all of that, including his sit and down stays!
Indy's a great working dog and a lot of fun. He becomes a crowd favorite wherever he goes and lures people in with his boyish charm, both in the ring and out of the ring. I look forward to continuing his training and trialing with him some more.