Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sat AKC Dixon

I have four goals every time I step to the line with my dog:

  1. Relax and enjoy
  2. Handle with confidence
  3. Don't sweat the mistakes
  4. Make Fin feel like she is a superstar
I did achieve my goals today. The Q's weren't there, but they will come.

In standard I was very worried about the 4 jump sequence after the weaves.  She had two tunnel off courses that, for her, were very attractive.  I was also worried about the weave pole entry as there was a big fat tunnel staring her in the face there as well.  My worry was my failure.  In trying to get to my FC position, I pulled her off the jump after the table...the rest of the run was wonderful.  She did the 4 jump sequence with little regard to the tunnel (my handling plan worked) and our only mistake was me pulling her off a jump.  My bad.

In jumpers.  I thought it was a good course.  Fin felt she needed to go around the triple after the weaves (a consistent handling challenge for me and Fin).  That's ok.  she is still my little superstar and I am so glad I made the drive up to Dixon.

Going back tomorrow for another try.


Kathy said...

I think it is great that you have the ultimate goals in mind when you step to the line ;-). You guys always look great running those were some good runs-Fin looks like such a fun dog. Good luck today!

Diana said...

Man, Fin is just flying!!!