Wow, what a pooch! Ronin's practice is paying off. Today Ronin took First Place in Utility A at the Mountain States Dog Training Club 119th Obedience Trial. He was wonderful. He was so confident and attentive. Good close heeling. He remembered "Sit" on the signals. He worked the pile carefully and got both metal and leather articles in Scent Discrimination. We got Glove 1 in Directed Retrieve and he turned and sat in line with the glove, did an fast retrieve and good front/finish. No problem on Moving Stand for Exam (ok, a half-step too much). And Ronin remembered that there was another end to the ring on go-outs for the Directed Jumps. Took both the bar and high jumps and did good fronts/finishes. Wow!
This means he got second leg on his UD Title. One more to go.
<< Ronin inspects his trophy and ribbons.
And then he went on to qualify in Open B, enjoying every minute of it.
Well, it is a new day tomorrow, so we'll see what happens.