We finished day 2 of a 3 day agility trial today...no for Q yesterday - we dropped the same jump in both rings....in the same sequence! UGH. Tough sequence though and she ran beautifully overall. Mom was proud of her.
Fast forward to this morning in our FAST run. As a review, FAST is where each of the obstacles is assigned a point value - unlike standard and jumpers, I make up the course, have to get a certain number of points from my course and have to do a certain sequence of obstacles in a row - with Chelsie working 15 feet away from me. There is a line I can't cross when I send her over the sequence, and at her level, that line approximates 15 feet.
Typically, I use this as a warm up run...a fun run to get all her "crazies" out and practice her A frame and weaves and do not put her into the "send", where we have to do the certain sequence of obstacles at a distance. But today, I decided to try the "send" - it was set up in a way I thought I could handle her through the distance. However, to do this, I had to leave her at one end of the ring while I went clear out to the other end. The sequence was jump, jump, jump, into the end of the tunnel furthest away from me. So she waited like a good girl, until mom got out as far as she could, literally behind the tunnel. I called her - and she came. Jump, jump, jump...and then into the correct end of the tunnel!!! I figured she would get the jumps, but whether she would go into the end of the tunnel furthest away from me was anybody's guess. But she did it. Mom screamed the scream of joy heard around the world when she went into the tunnel. She was only dog to qualify in her class, and thus, earned her first qualifying score in EXCELLENT FAST with a first place.
She was 1-2 with her other runs...a beautiful std run and then she, like a lot of other dogs, dropped the second bar in jumpers. But she ran well, listened to mom and had a very good time. For her efforts, she was the recipient of some Timbits, her dinner and a nap!!!