Yay for healthy dogs and Reliant!

We had a great trial at Reliant. Number one–both girls were healthy through the entire thing!!! I was so happy to be out there again with them 🙂

Trip was perfect. Literally. 8/8, three Double Qs, and won Time to Beat twice. 7 1st place runs, and a 3rd place in JWW. She looked good, her dogwalks were fabulous, and as always, she handled the surface well. She got a massage after that 3rd place run because I thought her jumping looked a little unsure, but I was also being hypervigilant. After that, 3 more firsts 🙂

Ticket also did well. She really handled the carpet much better then I thought she would. I could see her improvement as the weekend went on. She got 2 Qs, her first Exc. B leg, in JWW, with a 2nd place, and an amazing 80 point FAST run for her 2nd XF leg. The story of the rest of her weekend was bars. I blame the carpet and an inexperienced dog, and hope she’ll do better there next year and at future shows on dirt. Her contacts were great, particularly her aframe, which I haven’t been able to practice since she’s been out of commission. She got her weave pole entries on a slick surface, and she worked super hard to stay in them. I’m so proud of how she did, and she was happy to be back out there.

We don’t have much coming up–couple of USDAA shows over the next 2 months, but really not a lot until October. Hopefully we’ll be able to get some good training in fine tuning those skills we’ll be needing down the line.

Here are videos from this weekend:

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