Monday, November 15, 2010

Good Boy!

Duncan had his first ever Rally Obedience trial this past weekend. We drove to Mebane Friday and Saturday evenings for the Triangle Shetland Sheepdog Club show. Yes, I know Duncan isn’t a Sheltie, but they had Rally trials for Herding Group dogs as part of the show. I figured it would be a good first try, since the Herding Group trial wasn’t going to be huge.

The best I was really hoping for was that we’d qualify, although I’d have also settled for not horribly embarrassing ourselves. Duncan really impressed me, though. He did a great job, scoring 93 (out of 100) and taking first place in his group both nights. He earned two legs towards his AKC Rally Novice title. The poor boy, he doesn’t know what he’s done to himself. After all, if he can do that well on his first time out, just think what he can accomplish with some practice and experience! We need to work on his position, as he likes to swing out a bit, but that’s certainly fixable. Our next goal is the Rally trial in Winston-Salem in mid-December. It would be great if he could get his third leg and title that weekend!


Anonymous said...

Whoo-Hoo Duncan and Janine!!!!!
Hip Hip Hooray!!!!
:)Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Good job by both of you. Duncan looks great! And so do you :-) Mary B.