Monday, May 25, 2009

A Perfect Day!

Our first weekend of AKC trialing ended on a great note - Today Peyton qualified in novice standard with 1st place and novice JWW with a 2nd place! I am so, so, so proud of how well he did this weekend...he ran so hard and I really think that he was having a blast out there!

Our first run was novice standard and I was so happy with this run. We only had one refusal at the table, but he came back around and did it on the second try. After yesterday's table incident, I was thrilled! I also loved how well he handled this opening...even with me running about a jump behind him, he nailed the weaves like a pro. What a good boy!



Novice JWW was a little messy, but he did really well considering my less than stellar job of handling. I have to admit, I spend a little too much time watching him run when I really need to be showing him where we need to go next. :)




So we ended up qualifying in 4 out of 7 runs this weekend, with 2 of our NQs being in novice fast...obviously not *my* strength at the moment! And again, I'm just so insanely proud of my spotty boy! He handled himself very well in what I know was a very challenging environment for him. I think this weekend was a great learning experience for both of us, and I'm really looking forward to our next trial which will likely be sometime in July...at the moment I'm still debating between a couple of good options. Yay Peyton! :)

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Woo-hoo! Great weekend for you and Peyton. So happy to see it all coming together for you. Peyton is just wicked fast and so fun to watch. Congrats again!

Paula said...

Yay, Team Spotty! Great job all weekend, both of you! It was a fun trial, I'm looking forward to the next one already.

Kim said...

Thanks! He is a lot of fun... :) And Paula, Alex looked fantastic! We're still debating about DACOF...it would be great if you guys were going!

Paula said...

Kim, we ARE going! I can't believe I forgot to tell you when I saw you this weekend. Hope to see you and Peyton there.

Kim said...

Hooray! I'm pretty sure we're going...fun, fun, fun!