Brody earned 4 Qs and I blew his fifth … skipped a jump on a pinwheel – making it a harder line than it was … but he was amazing! He ran steadily and happily. His snookers run started a little slow but he picked up quickly. We did more weaving then we usually do and he was foot perfect.
His first class was a non traditional jackpot class. Going through two specific tunnels doubled your points. One tunnel wasn’t a super line for Brody so I opted to do a quite different line to anybody else with him. He rocked it with 45 points. I had 15 seconds I could have used to accumulate points but I knew he had the Q so quit when the buzzer went. (Sally earned 54 points and had 9 seconds more she could have used for more points)
Next up was 2 standard classes for Brody. I totally missed the outside jump on a pinwheel – making a much harder line for myself and Brody but he read it beautifully and ran an amazing course. NQ but a Q in spirit for the Bman! His second course was also foot perfect. His time in both was over 3 yps so I was happy with that.
|Sally is already to go. Brody is always watching me!|
Sally’s standard classes were great except for high striding off the dogwalk. Not sure if it was the teeter coming up or the fact I was on her left side ( I had one of those moments when I realized that Sally seems more likely to blow a dw if I’m on her right side – I will start collecting data and see if that’s true or not) Her speed was good not insane – running just under and just over 4 yps, and her start lines were excellent. The weave angel worked her usual magic.
Next class was snookers. I ran similar courses for both dogs although I did extra weaves with Sally. Brody was literally one foot fall away from completing the 6 point weaves in the closing when the whistle blew. He wound up with 33 points which is enough for a Q for him. Sally ran a perfect run – not one bobble – we did one 7 point aframe and 2 6 point weaves for a total of 49 points.
The last class was Fullhouse and I didn’t stay long enough to collect the details (will get them tomorrow). Both dogs ran great courses – I picked quite different plans with them and was pleased with the way they worked. My guess is Brody got about 24 points and Sally about 29. Good dogs!
|My messy crating space|
So Brody met my weekend goal for him today and Sally came close. 3 more classes for each of them tomorrow. Sally is a little stiff right now as she jumped the standard for the oxer and brought it down .. banging her thigh. Hopefully gentle walking and a good night’s sleep will cure her.