Saturday, October 18, 2008

Day # 2

I didn't want to get up this morning. I thought about Fudge's lack of attention yesterday and didn't want to go through it again. But it's supposed to be fun, right? So we got ready and went back for another try.

Here are some of the beautiful dogs at the trial today.

I really like this little mop.

It's time for Splash to go into the ring.

He's going for his Advanced Excellent title, so he has to do two runs on different courses. He did really well today and earned another leg.

After everyone completes the course, there is an award ceremony.

The humans get ribbons and the dogs get a toy.

Then it was Grace's turn. Today Grace was playing 'space cadet'. She couldn't concentrate on any of the commands. The distractions outside the ring were too much for her and she didn't receive a qualifying score.

Here are Fudge and I practicing.

And Practicing.

And Practicing.

And still more practice.

Then it was our turn. The course was not too difficult. All the commands were ones Fudge can do. There was one that he had been having some trouble with, so we've been concentrating on it all week.

On the first part of the course we were having the same problem as yesterday. He wasn't paying attention to me. We had to repeat a couple moves.

Part way through, he started paying attention and did much better. He actually did better on the difficult moves than on the easy ones. He aced the one we had practiced so hard.

Some of the paraphernalia you accumulate at a dog show, course maps, treats, leashes and hopefully ribbons and toys.

J and Splash show off their winnings.

Fudge received these and earned his second leg. One more to go.

1 comment:

SissySees said...

I never did an indoor show; we always did outside, with birds and whatever the field normally held smells to distract Soot...