I think it's been about a year since we've entered any AKC events. But since we've been practicing (and doing well) in other Obedience rings, I decided to try for Tripp's 2nd Beginner Novice leg at Cheshire Kennel Club's annual show & trial in Keene. I didn't bother to bring my camera, however, since I'd have to impose upon a stranger again to film us, and honestly, I didn't have high expectations for Tripp's performance. Our luck has just never been in AKC, plus this was an outdoor trial, so you never know what added distractions might appear.
Well go figure, Tripp did a great job in the ring, earning a near-perfect score of 199! Now I wish I had it on video! Oh well, next time, definitely.
Fingers crossed he continues this success in AKC... next trials I plan to enter some higher levels (and of course finish his BN). I sure hope there will be run thrus between now and then for practice!