Jones got 2Q's the whole weekend (out of 9 runs) 1 in NF (yeah leg towards that) and he did set the T2B... And no video to see if I was the issue or it was, well who knows... I wonder if it had something to do with back to back trial weekends? (his first back to back)
Friday he went spaz in NF... that's okay first run of the weekend pretty typical spaz. He set T2B that day.
Saturday the Excellent Std course had the weaves going into a wall (probably less then 10ft from the wall), though I still don't know why he would pop out of them since my backyard is soooo tiny that my weaves actually go into the fence... The Open JWW he knocked the last BAR!!! OMG!!! NOOOO... He never knocks bars, and everyone said he didn't cut it, so who knows... T2B someone got a little antsy on the Teeter and jumped off before hitting his contact... Grrrr
Sunday T2B knocked ANOTHER bar, again it wasn't a bad approach to the jump, but I made him stop for his contacts AF and Teeter...... sigh next run... Std I screwed him up (My fault on the course)... JWW he didn't listen and took the off course jump....
Still had fun, the judge made a comment about wanting to take Jones, that made me smile. She said I couldn't have lucked out with a better first dog/agility dog, and once we really start to click we could be unstoppable (That made my weekend)
We did lots of playing in the ring (things that I had been afraid to do, but had done in practice you know)
Layered a jump
I left him on the table and led out. So I could get in a tight cross
I did my first blind cross with him (will probably not do that again.. YIKES!)
I left him in the weaves
Instead of crossing the AF to pull to tunnel I tried to send him out to tunnel, didn't work, but I tried.
Was a very humbling weekend, but I still had fun, and that is what matters
There is always next time.
Oh BTW the weave breaking question I asked my friend who is studying to be a judge/and asked a judge friend AKC would consider it Equipment fault and as long as the dog kept going and did them correctly the dog would not be faulted...