We spent the the weekend at the Red Deer dog show doing some obedience, some scent hurdle racing and lots of hanging out and visiting.
Bosley was entered in 3 obedience trials and after some really awful heeling on Friday, he pulled it all together on Saturday to earn his first Open leg with a High in Class. I was so excited and relieved to get that first leg - I was beginning to think it may never happen. Sunday his heeling was off again and he stepped in the broad jump for an NQ. But . . . his drops were perfect all weekend and his fetching was great too! I bought a new heavier wooden dumbbell and have been practicing throwing straight - and was happy that all my throws at the show were pretty darn good :)
Bosley with his HIC ribbon.
Hanging out at the show.
Saturday night was our Scent Hurdle team debut. We were all so excited to get out there and have our first race. We were ready at the start line . . . the whistle blew . . . and everything fell apart. The dogs acted like they had never been trained at all. Bosley left his lane to go visit a cute Sheltie at the other box, he really liked Kort's dumbbell and kept bringing back Kort's instead of his own. All of the dogs on the team had trouble of some sort or another. We were very discouraged after those first couple races. Everyone on the other teams were very nice though, and the more our team ran (we had 8 races) the better they got. In the end, all the dogs settled into the racing and we even won a few heats :) In Bosley's first ever scent hurdle race, he came home with 30 points towards his Scent Hurdle title. Not too shabby for our first race ever!
Here is a video of our team in action:
I can't not share the video of our team bloopers. Funny stuff :)
So overall, a very fun and successful weekend. Can't wait to do it all again :)
Thanks Amanda for the great pictures !!!