We attended the Guides canins trial this weekend hoping to improve our performance in the Standard starters event. We had registered in 3 events, one after the other. This was done at the very last-minute as I’m already registered for the ADSC trial next week but I decided, what the heck… What do I have to lose? Right?
Jasmine did a great first Standard run. Unfortunately, my rewarding of the dogwalk has created a little monster. Instead of acing a simple manoeuvre from dogwalk to tunnel, she goes back on the dogwalk. My fault, I know, but still very frustrating. It’s already on my list of things to train for the week. Reward, reward, reward eh? ; )
Surprisingly, Jasmine gave me the “dew claw” during the last run. Yes indeed! She started well enough I suppose, but abruptly stopped, and wandered off, with her nose in the air sniffing away. Needless to say I picked her up as quickly as I could and took her off the course. Tsk, tsk, tsk. Must practice more shadow handling and showing her “who’s boss”. Sheesh….
I didn’t note our scores, but during our best run, the first, we had a five point penalty (going back on the dogwalk thingnie), but I’m not sure what was our time. It couldn’t be that good as Jasmine still has her A-Frame sightseeing issue.