Our first run was jackpot (gambles in aac) not Brody’s strong suit so I planned an opening to get minimum points to get some momentum built for the day .. and felt the gamble was doable for him
we did a nice opening but when I pushed him a little to get the tunnel away from me he actually pushed WAYYYYYYY out and got the far end… an error of enthusiam is something I can celebrate though – I was thrilled with our NQ (no qualifying score run) and pleasantly shocked by our second place… I guess a lot of dogs struggled with the gamble
Then we headed out to the standard ring – Brody got SUCKED into to two tunnels – choosing them over the a frame. TWICE! I was shocked…except I couldn’t really blame him – it was HOT and the tunnel takes a lot of work from Brody. He did it immediately and ran a lovely course – including the weaves apart from that. He placed second again as only dog qualified at his level in this class.
Our final run was jumpers. We were back inside and we both like jumpers so we simply FLEW the course- fast and clean and I was thrilled with his Q and first place!
It was another LONG day so we went back to the motel for a bit, tidied up and headed out for dinner. We to Findleys on Sharon’s recommendation but sadly it wasn’t as good as Bob Evans.