A world wind trip brought us a little closer to the National competition in October. My buddy Laura and I drove to Utah on Friday to compete Sat/Sun in order to bring home a bye or two. A dropped bar in Steeple and that was that. Speedy little 12" performance dogs kicked ass this weekend. Fin and I had the best competition with people coming from all points north and south.
One of the areas I want to improve on is my mental game. I tend to make mistakes at these big competitions. Whether I don't walk with the right mind set or I loose my concentration, I often don't bring home the bacon.
For Grand Prix, it was the last class I would be running in Utah. I hadn't really done my best up to this point. The competition was deadly. Competitors were hanging out watching. Then all of a sudden off we went and I ran the exact course I walked. Fin read every cue and responded. Awesome feeling. GP Bye...done.