run throughs today trial tomorrow and sunday
I have Heidi entered in Rally Advanced. She is not as ready as Babsy was in December. We will be lucky to qualify.
I took her and Babs to the run through today.
I did not want to jump Babsy, so I had her do novice obedience. She did well. Ok, we messed up the recall, she blew by and went to heal position. Everything else she did very well on.
I did a run through in obedience with Heidi, and well, she is not quite there yet. Her stay is broken. I knew this from class. We are working on it, but for some reason it broke. And she broke. Both on recall, sit and down. Her heeling was better than her stay. Her first stand for exam was ok, but she broke at the very end while I was walking back to heel position. Points off. He had me do it again, and she broke quicker. Glad she is not entered in obedience.
So Rally Advanced. She did the entire course very well, but refused the bar jump. Hmmmph! it took three tries to get her over it. They said 5$ for ten minutes so they let me in to work on the jumps. After a few times I found that if I put my hands high in the air and say jump, she does it right. OK. they had the broad jump there too, so we went over that.
We did it right about four times. Then suddenly, she started hitting it or just stepping on it instead of sailing over it. She seems broken on that too, now. Well we fiddle farted around with it.
Some utility people came over and started lecturing me on how she has no idea what it is and that she cannot learn it over night and that she has to be taught, and how I should put two bar jumps up with the broad jump in the middle and, etc. They acted really condecending.
I do not own these jumps. I do take her to classes, but she has only seen the high jump so far, until today. I entered this show even though we were not ready because it is our local club and I want to support the entry.
Still, if people in the club are going to be so crappy, I dunno. I am doing rally because it is fun.
After the women gave up on us, the judge told me to bring her back in and we did a few things to get her to go over it. And we ended on an upbeat.
In all, I was glad I went. Hope I do not have to do a broad jump tomorrow.
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