Sunday, September 26, 2010
HTAD with shed this morning
Whoo hoo.....#1, 2, and 3 this morning in the advanced class. Jet, Yoko, and Kilt. Thankfully, Jet got a rerun this morning. I retired him as his first group of sheep ran 100mph as soon as they saw him. Weird. I'd understand it if they saw Kilt, but not Jet. :0) Anyway, the course director talked with the judge and he got another group later in the morning. The judge has loose eyed dogs, so she she always knocks a point or two off on my dogs wide outruns. That's okay. I'm there to see what I need to work on with each dog. Jet had a bit of a turn back on the wrong group before he held his two on the shed. It's obviously something I am doing. He received HIT with a 97. Yoko was wonderful. She lost points for her beautiful wide outrun...perfect lift. But, a bit off line on her fetch. I'm still having difficulty getting her to square off her flanks on the fetch. A large ewe stood her off at the pen. YEA Yoko....she held her ground and walked one step, one step, until the ewe turned into the pen. No grip! SUCCESS! Plus, her first competitive shed...better than her mother or her father. Yoko was reserve to Jet. Kilt was one point behind Yoko. She had the grazing strung out sheep. I should have stepped up the pace with her. I was pleased with all 3 and made a few mental notes about what I need to work on.