Well we are home- and I've been spending all weekend trying to get back into real life. Yesterday was pretty much a bust, but today I had a good time at the Arena trial. I almost cancelled at the last minute, but I thought it would be better to keep busy. I am glad I went- it was fun as always. I just love watching dogs, we have some pretty talented dogs and handlers that participate- so it is always interesting to watch.
My own dogs were 50/50. lol. One of them was awesome, the other not so much.
Leo was fantastic. He was keen, and zippy but still listening and didn't stall out at all. I chose to not even try the drive part as last time it just wasted time. So I stuck to my plan of heading for the wall and being there to help him. It worked great and our time was fast enough for first place! Yay Leo!
Brit had a good start- nice outrun, and had a good pace at the top, but it went down hill on the drive. We could not get our shit together enough to get around the barrel at the top. Her sheep were heavy and pushing on her- and she was very unsure. I finally gave up and just continued on- I didn't want to make her have a bad experience as the last time something bad happened it took me a long time to fix it! We finished with a pen- so not an entirely bad run. But that driving stuff is hard for her. She is okay if it's easy and the sheep are just trotting along- but any pressure and she gets flanky and/or backs off. The run wasn't entirely her fault of course. I had some bad timing. lol. Oh well, live and learn!
I didn't think to take a camera, but Cindy recorded it on her iphone. Not the best quality- but still awesome!
Here is Leo's run. I still have to get Brits.