Not getting the Halt-Sit right was incredibly silly.
We did the 1-2-3 thing perfectly in my mind but there was a hesitation at the beginning and that got graded as a no sit which I think was too harsh.
The video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5UR6RVJZVk&list=UUFKXtWqtc-eu-MKrNE1jCOw&index=1&feature=plcp
We of course completely messed up the back up part twice. The stand and walk around I thought went fine after we tried it again but apparently Trek moved when I got back to heel position. Given that we'd already repeated it we were stuck with the -10 as you only get to retry it once. I'm just thrilled that she mostly got the Stand from heeling without sitting down.
I think Qing her was a gift, but we'll take it. Her pivot left was iffy, but ok.
|This was Trek's obedience
scoresheet going into sits and downs. Normally her
off-leash heeling is better but someone (I know who but I
don't need to say) moved a chair about 20' from the ring and
some other things during the pattern and discombobulated
her. It mucked up her recall front positioning
too. I think she'll get better with experience as the
various sounds are not constant like the agility teeters
And it was different noise that messed up her in the long down too. I haven't decided on whether to give her Melatonin before a trial. It's not a drug so it's legal, but probably not in line with the spirit of the rules.
Fast - She would have Q'd if a bar on the double hadn't of dropped at the last moment.
|Our Fast Plan which would have worked if we hadn't dropped
I need to remember the last jump is just to stop the clock and does not count for one point.
For Open you need 55 points. In this course the send was 10 points (3-5-2), plus 20 points for the "Send Bonus" so you need to get an additional 25 points. You can do the Send at any time it just worked out well to have it at the end here.
Pathetic as usual. No contacts at all save for the table. We finally left.
|Ex JWW - She Qed - that is her second Excellent A JWW Q.|
Time to Beat Fun class would have gone better if I wasn't late that day and didn't walk the course
It ran much faster than i thought it would and got there just before our run Fortunately Beverly saw us and let me know as I walked up and I convinced them to let me move her to the end of the 8s. I got enough of the course by watching some of the others. Didn't run it that well, but it went ok save for a long conversation about doing the A-Frame. This course involved doing the A-Frame twice and the second time which was a nice surprise.
|Open Standard. Sad as usual. No dogwalk.
No A-Frame even. We excused ourselves.
|Ex JWW. She seemed to have a nice time and out ran
me on the back straighaway and went off course.
Later on she had a refusal so the off course is just as well as I would have been way annoyed about that. It was nice to see her having a relative good time.
|Lower Field Course 1
1-2-3 I detail below. 6-7-8 did a Front Cross. 9-10-11 Most can't get there to do a FC so instead RC. I can't remember which we did.
|1-3 was a lateral lead
out. Sharon showed the ideal (Derrett style) place to
stand. Trek's understanding of lateral cues is not as
strong, so I stood closer.
|Lower Field Course 2
At the panel Rear crossed, but it was difficult to get Trek to move in front of me.. Sharon suggested throwing the reinforcer forward.
FC at 6
At the teeter the plan was to do the teeter then Serp 9 but Trek was unhappy about the teeter being in the lower field s we just did the teeter and nothing fancy
|Upper Field Course 1
Lead out to Dog Walk and to a lead out pivot because there is a subtle turn to get to the DW.
At the poles stay lateral of the dummy jump or optionally you can just read cross
FC at 8 (see below
Want the dog to line themselves up correctly for going over the 14 double.
FC at 8
to do that the handler should have their hand lower and the dog comes to it just before the FC
|Upper Field Course 2
Lateral leadout. Ideally stand @3. I stood just past 2
FC after poles to 7 stay on that side
Run past 8
Then after 9 run to 10 and 11
|Upper Field short Course
Lots of running
Same sort of deal. Ideally Handler at 3, but I was at 2 - it worked.
FC at 4 (not sure if I did)
Pull and RC at 6