Just getting around to posting about Indy's Obedience and Rally weekend at Westmoreland County Obedience Training Club.
Indy started his weekend by getting his first leg in Novice Obedience! He had a really nice run, with only one little bobble when he missed a sit on a halt because he was checking out a stink bug!! He had a fabulous recall and a nice, solid long sit and down. I was really proud of how well he did. The work we've been doing has obviously paid off.
Next, Indy competed in Rally Advanced B and did a great job with a score of 97 and fourth place. That was his second Rally Advanced leg. We're hoping to get the third one in mid October.
Since showing multiple dogs in multiple classes during a weekend is too much for my old brain to keep up with, I did one day with Indy and one day with Jazz at this trial. Unfortunately, Jazz didn't fare as well as Indy. She was in her first Open A Obedience class on Sunday, but she NQ'd on her heeling exercise. I'm not sure why, but halfway through the heeling pattern, she got intimidated and just kind of stood there for a while. Of course, the handler must continue in the heeling pattern and Jazz was not able to catch back up again. Despite that, she went on to complete all the remaining exercises beautifully! She had a wonderful drop on recall, which is a weak exercise for her, and she did her retrieving flawlessly.
As I said, I'm not sure what caused Jazz to be distressed during the heeling pattern, but the rest of her run was good. Out of 19 dogs in the class, only 2 qualified. I was happy that Jazz did so well in all but one exercise in Open. She loves retrieving and I think we're going to have fun in this class in the future.