I have nothing to worry about!
Max had a nail-biter of a qualifying run in Excellent Standard and followed it up with a lovely easy Excellent Jumpers Q (during which I might or might not have shouted “SHUT UP STANLEY” at a crate on the other side of the field with the loud screaming coming out of it…right in the middle of Max’s Jumpers run). That makes double-Q #13 towards his MACH2 AND he picked up about 25 speed points!
Stanley did great for his first time in the Novice Standard ring, showing speed under control and great contacts! The teeter snuck up on him though and he had a flyoff (not realizing it was a teeter when he flew to the top) so we didn’t qualify. But I’m not complaining at all – for the first time running a big boy course, it was fantastic.
In Novice Jumpers for the first time as well, he zipped around the course for a clean run, his first AKC agility leg and 1st place in his class!
I certainly didn’t expect to come home with 3 out of 4 qualifying runs! Yay, boys! Max knows the day is done and has gone right to sleep. Stanley is still wired and a little fried and doesn’t know what to do with himself, so he’s sitting on me, panting and staring. GO TO SLEEP, STANLEY!
Yea! Nice work - to all 3 of you!!! :) Definitely a sign of GREAT things to come!
Ok... I can only imagine how funny watching you yell at Stanley to shut up would have been. Even the thought makes me laugh.
Stanley and MAX are ROCK-IN!!! Woot!! If I send you my four dogs, will you train them? You can send them back in a year or two! ;-)
That is awesome, Molly! Congrats to you and your boys. And GO TO SLEEP, STANLY!
Your boys did you proud. Stanley will certainly learn about trials and relax in between times. He's a good boy and he tries so darned hard to live up to Max!
You should be proud of your training skills too!!!
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