Rayne and I earned our PDC this weekend in the Dallas/Fort Worth PSA trial!!!!
She is my first working dog, and this was our first trial. I'm so very proud of my girl, even with the couple of hiccups we had (all of them my fault, either in handling or not enough preparation). She did especially well in the obedience portion, even with a pretty tough judge, on Saturday she was 2nd highest OB score in her level.
Unfortunately, I didn't get any in-trial pics of us. Lol, need to bring more minions next time to man both video and camera.
Rayne did awesome in the hotel, she absolutely LOVED the elevator. She would be trembling with excitement while we waited for it, and then she would rush inside and sit down...and then just watch with tail wagging as the door closed. Yes, she is very easily amused
And she even got her own bed, the little diva.
I learned SO much over this weekend, both about my dog and handling her in a trial situation. She is such a sweet dog, and I could tell she was picking up on my nervousness the first day.
The second day, I felt much less nervous, and much more in control of our performance.
HUGE thanks to my club for their support and also our club's trainer/decoy, Darryl Richey. And thanks to Khoi and his club for an awesome trial!!!!!