It went really well today, I'm almost afraid to say anything in case I jinx us for tomorrow. You are required to get 350 points to qualify for Nationals, and Jake has approx. 280 already, and we are only half way through.
It was a bit of a rocky start with our first class and first obstacle. It was a Gamblers class, and I started with the dogwalk which was worth 5 points. I purposely started him at an angle to it, as he has reoccurring teeter issues, and I was hoping that he would be able to see enough of it to realize it wasn't the teeter (even though I call it something else). Anyway, I raced to the other end, obviously NOT keeping my eye on my dog. I heard the spectators gasp, and he had bailed off the up plank of the dogwalk. That kind of threw me for a loop, but we continued on and it went well for the most part after that, with him doing an awesome gamble.
The next class was Standard, and I thought I was really going to have to baby him over the teeter and dog walk, but he was okay with them. A clear round and 14 seconds under time, so we got 14 bonus points.
Jumpers was the last class, and he got a clear round there also, and more bonus points for being well under time. Good boy Jake! Let's hope we can continue the success tomorrow.
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