So after much worry about the weather and losing one set of tracking fields at the last minute, all is done.
All of our club members passed their BH. This was no small accomplishment as most of these dogs were not acquired as "sport" dogs. Their handlers all got involved in the sport to learn about handling and never had any intention of getting a title. Now that they've made it through they are all excited about continuing on. The judge, Sandi Purdy, really enjoys working and judging the new competitors and was extremely helpful and encouraging to all.
The guy with the goofy smile and black GSD is my husband, the only "veteran" in the BH group this weekend. All others were first timers!
On the opposite end of the spectrum, we had some of the best of the best at the trial. It was a joy to watch these people trial.
Track layer Wallace Payne watches as Phil Hoelcher and Lux run their 100 point track.
Track layer Josh Markow observing Beth Castro(both who will be at the DVG Nationals) run her track. Nice working team to be sure!
Montel Brown and Hendrix in step and looking sharp.
Jerry Bridge's Darla heading out for the dumbbell.
Helper Dan Sturm with a nice drive of Phil's dog, Barry.
Janis Skeath and CJ with Helper Jeff Batiste.
Now off to start some clean up