Entered Toe in the CKC dog show February 14-17. Oy, four days of agility! I know I am not a die hard agility handler cuz I am not looking forward to driving 1.5 hrs each way to Denver and back. However, I wanted to get his versatility title thru AKC, do dog performance stuff I'd never done and he is ONE qualifying score away from his standard agility title. The last title needed for the versatility title.... He has his tracking title, obedience title, rally title and jumpers with weaves title....shew!
Figure 4 days of running courses I have a pretty good shot. We will be in classes Jan & Feb leading up to the show which helps me to figure out running and remembering all the body language needed....when classes have been sporadic like over the holidays, my already beginner handling skill just deteriorates into crap. There is a reason I was never a hunter/jumper...can't remember courses to save my life. At least with Dressage tests the patterns only change after years...I can memorize them for months and months.
Agility has been HARD! It's so much like working with horses only with dogs you aren't on them - you are on the ground and every facial expression, movement, and step is read by your dog. I have learned a lot, and know it's only a drop in the bucket. Wish me luck!
Happy S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night! 70's songs just run thru my head.....