Started off with Excellent Standard - a nice course, but we took out the first bar (never a good sign) and headed up the a-frame instead of the tunnel. Had a few other bobbles, but on a good note, he stuck all of his contacts this morning! I'm still struggling with how to best set him up for some of these openings...since right now he tends to pretty much bolt in a straight line, I thought for sure he would be past the dogwalk entrance...I guess that's what I get for thinking. :)
Next was Open Jumpers - did *not* see that tunnel coming! Then he crashed through the double when I didn't give him any room (oops). I decided to proof some lateral movement in the weaves (which was nice), but then I pulled him off a jump (oops again). Forward first, forward first, forward first (reminder to self).
Another reminder to self - do not wear my "GO UGLY EARLY" sweatshirt when running said spotty dog! :)
The good news was that we were done by 9 am so I came home and went back to bed. After a very busy couple of weeks, it was nice to catch up on some much needed sleep! Although it was tempting to skip the trial this morning, I'm glad we went. Even though our runs weren't great, we still had fun.
And next week we're off to Miami for a four day trial. I'm really looking forward to taking a few days off - a much needed mini vacation, I suppose!