Friday, April 26, 2013

Sawyer's Amazing Obedience Day - Part 2

April 21, 2013.  After our stellar morning at the Versatile K9 Sports Club CDSP Obedience trial, I had no expectations for the afternoon trial.  It's a really long day and I wouldn't have been surprised if Sawyer did not do as well.  But the big man proved me wrong and did just as well in the afternoon as he did the morning. 

Our second attempt at Open A went better than the first:

I didn't get the Heeling pattern or Running Broad Jump on video but both were perfect and we didn't have any points deducted.
We got a half point off on the Drop on Recall.  I can't tell why from the angle on this video and the score sheet didn't specify. 

Even though the dumbbell took a bounce to the right, Sawyer still returned nice and straight so we got no points off for the Retrieve on the Flat exercise.

Another bad dumbbell bounce, this time to the left, but Sawyer was great and went over the jump on the way out and back.  That along with the straight front and finish gave us no points off on the Retrieve Over the High Jump exercise.
The Go Out Turn and Sit is the last exercise and the one that I'm always worried about.  Sawyer did it this morning but would he do it again??  Yes he would!  It was a little to the side, which gave us a half point off. 

Final score was 199 out of 200 and 1st place in the class!!

Our last run of the day was Novice C.  The last sit on the heeling pattern was poor so we got one half point off.

The Figure 8 was perfect, again!

 Moving Stand for Exam, no points off.  He looks for me on the return but doesn't move a foot.
Recall Over the Bar Jump, no points off. 

No points on the Honor either gave us a total score of 199.5, making us first place in the class, High in Trial and High Combined again!!!
Here we are with judge, Diane Cordero.  It's especially nice doing well under Diane since she's a fellow Weimaraner person. 
Sawyer with all his ribbons.  What a long, exhausting but very successful weekend!!  He can barely keep his eyes open.

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