Well, yesterday I took Jack to the trial, he is my Dal/whippet mix. We used to do agility a lot, but he would shut down horribly. Took me many years to finally figure out all the complexities of running a dog like Jack, independant, sensitive, and a straight line runner. Also a dog who thought agility was a waste of time, compared with flyball and frisbee.
I think we finally got it now. He ran phenominally. 3 Qs, would have been 4 but stupid mom called him to the double jump by calling HERE and he very carefully went and did the TEETER. Took me 10 minutes to realize that he probably thought I said 'teeter'.
He was happy, upbeat, and had fun. He ran so fast that when we were playing Full House, where you pick your course for points, he ran the course I had picked with a good 10 seconds to spare. Probaby could have run the whole thing twice and still Qd.
The silly thing though was he was the ONLY dog level 2, 24" so he got 4 first places.
I usually hate wins that don't mean anything. But to be honest, he deserved firsts, he ran so well. He is really a challenge to run, and keeps me thinking. He is so damn fast!
I also paid for over half the trial costs selling tugs, even though it was a tiny trial!