Then a couple years ago I showed him in Preferred agility jumpers, and he Qed every run adn finished his title bam bam bam! Like that! Then last year I showed him in Beginner Novice Obedience (doing the bad handler thing of scarcely training her dog before she entered him), and Q got 3 Qs and a new title. Then a couple weeks ago I showed him in agility (not preferred) and he Qed almost every run (the NQ run was handler error). And the there is obedience. Much to my shock, that little dog Qed every time he stepped into the Novice Obedience ring. It wasn't always pretty, but that little valiant heart did its darnedest to be good. And his stays were perfect. I don't think he has ever lost anything on a stay (stand, down, or sit). Its like he freezes into place and just turns off.
Tip finished his CD at the Hyattsville DTC trials in Beltsville Maryland on Sunday September 23, 2012.
|The huge newly minted CD smile, with Tip gazing lovingly at judge Don Levinson.|
On Saturday, people said he was heeling quite nicely (even the judge), but he got a fairly abysmal score (173) because his "Sitter was broken". Yup -- I had a handsome little dog who stacked every time I stopped on heeling and who stacked in front on the recall. On Sunday, I got a decent number of sits in heeling, but I lost him partway through the heeling pattern (he caught up with me after I executed the about turn after the fast, and finished nicely in heel position. With a sit, as I recall. He does have a lovely wait and recall, except he ends up stacked in front of me looking slightly confused.
|Working out technical difficulties in the photo shoot.|
|Finally, Tip is facing the correct direction and the humans are not being silly!|
Here's to a valiant little dog: CH. Waytogo's Walk This Way BN CD NJP!