Stewie and I had a great trial in RI under judge Ron Young. The first run of the day was Regular, it had a fast start and Stewie was revved, and I lost him to an off course tunnel at the 4th obstacle. Of course after that, he went on to get great weaves and had a fast finish off the dog walk.
The next run was Chances, and I lost him to the same off course tunnel, and then did the rest of Chances great. No Elite dog Q’ed in Chances, and only one Open dog Q’ed. Tough course.
Next was Touch and Go, and it looked different than any other Touch and Go course I have seen. There was a lot of handling in the beginning on the right side of the ring, and then after that, there was 2 tunnels and a hoop curving to the dog walk. It was the fastest course I have ever seen. Stewie got his dog walk contact, good boy! and boy was he flying. His time was 6.83 yards per second which I think is his fastest speed ever! This was a Q and a 1st place!
Next was Tunnelers, and we tried the 15 point bonus line. We only had one bobble, and the rest of the distance and directionals were no problem. At the end the judge said good try, which I thought meant I hadn’t Q’ed, but I checked the next day, and we had Q’ed with a 3rd place, we just did not get the bonus.
The last run of the day was Jumpers, and it was a different looking course too! There were 23 obstacles, and a 4 jump serpentine that you did each day. At the far end of the ring was a series of 4 jumps which you did twice, both times I layered them with the 4 jump serpentine. There was no problem or hesitation with layering the lines of jumps. This was a really great run, no bobbles, and it was a 1st and a Q.