At Pachesham we had a mixed day:
Jumping - 5 faults for the weaves, she came out after the 4th pole but did it second time beautifully.
Agility I - 10 faults for the seesaw and a missed tunnel entry.
Steeplechase - a clear round and placed 5th. I knew it wasn't fast when I was running it but it was good to get her round clear on a nice flowing course.
Agility II - E'd - she flew off the A-frame and then jumped up and down and barked at me! Eventually I managed to shape her back on to the bottom and we carried on but she was a little minx!
Scrambles today was pretty similar:
Agility I - I ran NFC so that I could train her contacts with treats. She did a pretty good round and seemed quite controlled on her contacts.
Jumping - 5 faults for having a pole down - it was such a shame as she was flying and the course ran quite nicely. This is the one that I will beat myself up about but she doesn't knock poles very often so not sure how it could have been avoided.
Agility II - The only contact was a dog walk right at the end so it didn't seem worth running it NFC. She did pretty well and was really watching. We got 5 faults for the tunnel entry, all my fault for stepping away before she had committed to it. Her dog walk contact was pretty good!
Steeplechase - Really nice course and managed a clear being placed 3rd. David and Maggie were 2nd and Sue and Molly were 1st. We are having a really nice friendly competition between us!
In between the two shows I also had the Paws at Play Christmas Party - it was really nice to see everyone dressed up and to be able to finish a conversation without being interrupted by a dog or having to take my turn at training! Thanks to Michelle and Nicky for organising a fun night for us all!
So all in all, a great weekend! We were blessed with cold, but nice, weather, two fun competitions and two more pretty rosettes to add to our collection!
A special thank you to my lovely boyfriend, Ian, for putting up with me and fending for himself while I've been off having fun with Pepper! I'm off to make him a roast dinner now :-)