the comeback tour began with a strong start today

2/2 without a foot wrong

Masters Snookers .. the closing went tire(2), tunnel (3), jump (4), dogwalk (5), tunnel, jump, tunnel (6) and weaves (7)

I usually don’t pick sequences for Brody to repeat but this was CLASS ONE of the tour .. and I wanted flow – the best flow BY FAR for Brody was red, 6, red 6, red dogwalk and start the closing – he sailed around it – nearly got through 6 in the closing …about 1/3 of the dogs qualified in the class so I was very pleased Brody was one of them :)(he won his class too) he was very pleased too – which was pretty amusing.

Masters Jumpers – a nice opening line around and into a tunnel then a line back with a LOT of off course options … then a spin around and angled line to finish

The course was made for Brody – so I pushed myself and handled him as if he were Thea or Sally – adding crosses in places Brody might not need one and being as tight and clear as possible with my handling … it felt really really good – there wasn’t one second on course that I had any doubt about my dog – and that included when a horrible sounding squabble between dogs broke out .. it distracted me quite badly but Brody just steadied til he knew where to go then blasted away

He was 9 seconds under time – a quick little JRT beat us for first but only by 3 seconds .. I don’t really mind where I place in a class – I suspect that comes from my starter days when sometimes I’d be the only dog – and getting a ribbon when you don’t q seems weird to me

a very nice start to the tour that’s for sure 🙂