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Old 09-17-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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Talking Rally--every Level!

Had my work cut out for me as I went into the Rally local trial today. Ash is working on his RAE, and Ion his Novice... this means I'm in the ring for every class at the B level. We were up to it!

100 point run, 1st place! Complemented for my confident and quiet handling of him.

99 point run, 1st place! (lost a point for ticking the jump). Otherwise an awesome completion to his 3rd RAE leg, (only 7 more to go).

95 point run, 3rd place. Not bad for his second time in the ring. I opted to do a redo on his Stop and Down because he was hesitating too long (not letting him get away with it), lost a point on Forging into the Normal (he did NOT want to slow down!), and the last point was for a weak moving side step... lost his focus a touch there.

We still have tomorrow... but here's the victory pics including Ashenpaw's matched towel set from his first places.



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It sure was fun! And we get to do it again tomorrow.
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Draco, Congrats to you and your boys! Excellent videos and thanks for posting. I can't wait to see more tomorrow. Ash looked amazing! He is so in tuned to your every move. I love seeing that. Ion is doing great for such a young guy. I can only imagine what Ion will be like in another 6 months or so.... look out agility world!

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Ion will likely have close to another year of training before he debuts in the agility rings. I want to make sure he's truly got down what his job is and that we're solidly running as a team. He's doing fantastic for his level at that moment, and we'll progress at his speed, the last thing I want to do is push him and ruin his drive. Rally is a fantastic for us to be able to work that connectivity at LOWER speed.
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Day 2... And Ashenpaw sweeps the rings with 2 (count 'em, 2) 100 point runs! The courses were tight (with traps) and he nailed them! We got 2 more towels, for a total of 4 this weekend. (I got nicknamed the Towel Lady, and the Novice handlers wanted to rub up against me in the briefing for luck, I just laughed and let them, it was cute). Ion got out there and we had just 1 little glitch on a TIGHT left turn, he forged a bit (and I should have given a better cue for him) We lost 3 points to a redo for a total of 97, an improvement over yesterday where we have 3 errors and 5 points off. He titled today with a 4th place (other scores were 100, 99, 98 respective). Much more attentive today throughout. Very very proud!

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Forging is dog moving too far ahead in heeling position... note at Station 2 Ion was too far ahead of me to accept the Turn Left command and thus 'forged' past the sign. It's a pretty good indicator of an excited/enthusiastic/drivey type dog. This is MUCH easier to rein in than spurring a lagging dog to come up to Heel position. I faced that issue with Parker... I'll take the forging anyday!
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Draco,,,, oh my! What great videos! Your boys are just amazing. I love watching them. You must be so proud. Ash is just unbelieveable... his tail wagging the entire time. Ion is really coming into his own. I really enjoy watching your boys so intent on your every move. I could watch these videos all night. Congrats!

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I loved your videos too Draco!! The you and the boys look terrific out there. Congratulations!!
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