Well, day 1 and first show/rally trial is in the books. Started off extremely stressed (both she and I). While we've trained in some very high distraction areas where she eventually did fine, today, she would NOT pay attention to me for anything. Once in the ring, she did ok, except our nemesis.....stop and down. Had to redo the exercise. But, we placed 4th and knocked down our first qualifying leg. All the judges were floored that she was only 7 months old and that for her age, she did great.
Now some rest, hopefully a good night sleep, then on to day 2 tomorrow.