Oh My Gosh.
Did I say I was going to an agility fun match today? I don’t remember. I should go read my old post. LOL. Since St. George didn’t work out I took the boys up to Kelley Creek Farm. They were having a herding trial, and an agility ring set up, and dock diving and swimming in the pond.
So I ran Levi through and when he did all 12 weaves beautifully, he got a nice jackpot right in the ring. I was very happy with him. I love to watch that collie weave.
But who I’m even more happy with is Chase. Oh. My. Gosh. This focus work has been paying off. It was the most wonderful run we have ever had. He paid attention. He got all his contacts. He listened to me and used his brain. They’d set up a USDAA Grand Prix course. He would easily have Qualified!
It was a super hard twisty course, but Chase flowed so nicely our run was just about effortless. He turned when I said, came when I said. Wow! I really hope this is how it works in a trial.
I only ran him once because of his sore feet. I actually was only going to do a couple obstacles with him, but when he was flowing so nicely and watching me, I kept going. And there was a really tricky part at the end to, and he was perfect.
So I sent my obedience/focus instructor an email thanking her. I am going to enter Chase in an ASCA trial in August. Just one day. Just to see how he’s doing.
We were able to also do our focus work around the obstacles. About five people asked me what on earth I had done to get Chase to work so nice! I got lots of compliments on him! I’m so excited! 🙂 Yay! He is such a good smart boy.
Then he got to swim for a while, and he swam after the ducks for a good fifteen minutes in circles, the goof