I drove to Perry Ga for an AKC trial. I only went for 2 of the 4 days. Its was on and off stormy.
All those pictures were taken the day we got there, Wednesday evening. My friend was already there , she ran her dogs on Wednesday. (They did only excellent dogs Wednesday). While I was outside, she it texting me asking me what Im doing out there and didnt I see the storm. LOL , I told her I was trying to get my dogs to go to the bathroom so I dont have to get up at 2am when they decided they need to go.
Thursday I only ran Java. Miley seem off to me. She didnt want to play with Java outside. They usually play chase but she didnt want to. Hmm. She stayed in the crate without barking. She usually barks when I come to the crates wanting it to be her turn. She didnt want a turn all day. Hmmmm.
First up was T2B. The teeter was the third obstacle. It was double sided just like the one she wouldnt get on a couple of weeks ago. Well she flew off have way up the teeter and then took the wrong tunnel entrance.
She had a nice jumpers run but I did a call to heel over a jump out of the tunnel ( which Ive been practicing) and made her drop the bar.
Then the standard run. She cut in front of me after the weaves. I have no idea why. Then she cut in front of me again after #6 and went to the dogwalk. She missed the dogwalk contact. Then we went to the table and got back on course. The she flew off the teeter and we left the ring.
When I was leaving the building they were having some type of cow show in the next building. There were signs that no dogs allowed on the grass on that side. There was a sidwalk between our grass and there grass. They brought the cow onto the sidewalk between the two building. They started walking them between our cars to another area. The first building they were grooming the cows and I guess they were taking them to the show building. Cow pies every where.
I show up to the trial the next day and a lady has smooshed me out of my set up area. She pushed my two crates right up again the person next to me and then pushed her stuff right up against the other side of my crates. I dont leave extra stuff at the site but I need more room then just my crates. She had 3 xpens and two crates her chair and cooler. She had 10 dogs with here. No she wasnt running 10 dogs, I think 2. OMG, she didnt even say sorry when I moved my stuff across the hall. WTF!! I was so pissed. Did she think I should climb over stuff to get to my dogs. Its just put me in such a bad mood. What is wrong with people??? I would never have done that to someone.
Miley seem like herself again. Barking in the crate and played chase with Java. So I thought I would run her in jumpers and if she dropped a bar, leave the ring.
She was freaking awesome. Whoohooo. We Qed and took 3rd place.
I wasnt sure if I should run her in standard but at the last minute I decided to.
Java had a nice jumper run but I called her over #11 because a lot off dogs went off course over 6 so she dropped a bar. I didnt need to call her. Ugh. No video because the girl taping forgot I was in 16 inches. So she didnt get it. Well she got the last part.
In standard she missed the dogwalk, again. I even did a lead out thinking it would cause extension. But you can see in the video she isnt extending enough. I could tell by the third hit she wasnt going to make it. I wonder if she thought it might be the teeter? I put my arm up too soon over #4 and pulled her off. The she didnt get on the teeter at all.
It was really hard for me to write up this trial post. Way to depressing. The teeter issue has taken me over the edge and makes me want to quit agility. I just cant handle it. Something must have happened in the ring on the teeter 2 weeks ago that spooked her. When I was at the practice jump, they had the teeter and a-frame sitting again the wall. The practice jump was maybe 2 feet from it. When I practiced a rear cross, she took the jump and went on the teeter without a problem. I did take her off the teeter. But makes me think she isnt scared of it, it has to do with the ring. So how to fix it since you cant train in the ring? There are some b-matches but few and far between. There is a b-match in August but its a day that Im suppose to work registration for school. Ugh!