Well he's nothing if not consistent...
CDSP at Surefire today. Trial one, beautiful job overall. Then the gloves. Same one - #1 in the corner. He LOOKED right at it too the little twerp! Goes out, swerves, and takes glove #2. Ahh, Tripp! ;-p LOL Of course, never have that problem in baseball. No, only in the part that counts. Sigh. Practice practice! Methinks we need to hit some run thrus or classes to fix this problem.
Oh well, once again trial two made the trip worthwhile. Tripp performed quite wonderfully. In fact he only got a half point deduction for one crooked sit. That's all! :-D Me, I got hit with a big 5 point deduction for handler error. But he got those gloves right! LOL And we Qed. That's all that matters.
And you know what that means... UDX-C! Yay!!! We finished with a score of 214.5 and 2nd place. I'll take it! haha Great title run. :-)
Plus another 15 OTCH points earned. I did the math, he only needs 17 now to title. Wow. With Tripp's history, unless he starts scoring terribly, that means we're likely to hit OTCH-C in two more trials!
Wait a minute... two trials and done? I don't think so! We're just getting good, I can't retire him now! Guess we're gonna have to go for OTCH2. ;-) hehehe
Show season has begun. Tripp is back in the Obedience game, working on his CDSP titles and rank. The points are building up! :-)
We've had a couple successful trials so far. And a few flops too, of course. haha The gloves seem to be our major downfall at the moment. Ah, well at least we know what we need to work on more.
On Feb. 25th, Tripp earned a score of 213.5 at Tova, for 15 OTCH points, which officially put him just over halfway to his Championship. Nice way to start the year!
Then on Mar. 5th at MHS, he got another 15 points, bringing his current total to 68 out of 100. That also gives him five UDX legs now, with just one more to go for that title.
Now, traditionally we don't have the best luck at MHS. I love the place; it's one of the best humane societies around, with a very nice event facility to boot. But unfortunately we have a high failure rate there. I actually had to look back to see if we'd ever Qed there in the past! LOL We had - earned a title even. (It was a while ago! ;-) That didn't make our odds any better. So although we NQed in the first trial last weekend, I was very pleased with Tripp's performance overall. He was (mostly) focused and worked well. I'd say probably his best performance there to date! He did a pretty fantastic job actually, other than the gloves, where he took the wrong one. Ugh, bummer.
Trial 2 was his redemption. It was a long day and the boy practically slept through our turn. LOL So considering how tired he was, I'm amazed he worked as well as he did. A bit slower than in the morning, but pretty on point for the most part. A couple position faults, which I expected, and I had to give an extra cue for the sit in Baseball (that was unusual), and I could personally nitpick a couple more things we didn't lose points for, like mouthing the dumbbell, but otherwise he had a beautiful run. Yeah, I know, I'm a total critic. We got tons of compliments, and I'm sure if I could have seen it myself I'd be even more impressed. But I really am - he earned an excellent score of 198, which put him in 1st place, plus 17 bonus points in Baseball, for a grand total score of 215. I am certainly not complaining! ;-)
More to come... This year's goal is not only to get those titles, but to achieve higher rank as well. That'd just be a bonus, but hey, if we're earning points anyway, why not? hehehe