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Rally Beginner Success!

Discussion in 'Obedience' started by CharlieBrown, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. CharlieBrown

    CharlieBrown Forums Regular

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    So a few weeks ago I posted a thread about being nervous for my first ever rally trial.

    I am pleased to announce that Charlie Brown and I qualified our first run with 87/100 and qualified our second run with 88 points that actually gave us 3rd place!!

    I did stuff up a little though. For the call front, step back 1, 2, 3, Charlie sat in the wrong position and I wasn't sure how many points I'd lose for that so I did a retry and then he sat wrong again (GAH!). Found out its only a one point deduction for 'out of position' so instead of only loosing 3 points for the 3 bad sits I lost 6 points, 3 for the retry and 3 for the out of position sits. After looking at the score board after this realization, if I hadn't retried we would have got 1st place! Oh well, lesson learnt.

    I would just like to thank everyone for their kind words of encouragement and tips about the nerves. Yes I still wanted to throw up during the entire course lol but I kept thinking that I probably wasn't the only one feeling like that.

    Here is a picture of Charlie and I after the day. Charlie was so tired and could hardly keep his eyes open for the photo.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152151246485373&l=ba520e482f
    and another just during the day
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152151113845373&l=19277a7434

    We have entered in another trial in a few weeks time so hopefully we will gain our 3rd qualifying score and then our RN title!!

    Enjoy!
     
  2. Mom2Melli

    Mom2Melli Forums Enthusiast

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    I like "Rescue Remedy" -- not for the dog, for myself! It was very helpful during our CGC.

    I realize Agility will kill me knee, rally will make me sick to my stomach. I think we are going to head off after nosework, but not barn hunt because I feel bad for the rat.
     
  3. CharlieBrown

    CharlieBrown Forums Regular

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    What is nosework? is that like tracking?
    and what is barn hunt?

    Yes I have a little bottle of rescue remedy now thanks :)
     
  4. Mom2Melli

    Mom2Melli Forums Enthusiast

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    We are going to start with scent classes and if we are any good wander off tracking things. I would like to be able to track lost pets. I met someone who did that years ago and still does in another city. Urban tracking of pets who have escaped a yard.

    Barn hunt is a course + finding a rat in a tube hidden. But I like rats and have had them as pets as a child and they feel fear so I am against it on a moral basis. I know the rats are safe and treated well the rest of the time, but I am pretty sure when the dog is hunting them they are a bit upset by that.
     
  5. Chris

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    :lol: How true!!!

    Congrats, Charlie! Colonel Underpants loved Rally when he could still do it.
     
  6. Cazj

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  7. fuzbuttsheltie

    fuzbuttsheltie Forums Enthusiast

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    First time in the ring in nearly any sport, coupled with a canine teammate is nerve wrenching, so congratulations on a job well done! Nothing terrible happened and even though you wanted to throw up, you didn't! I hope you can see that with more knowledge of the rules and practice your ring nerves will vanish.

    I haven't used Rescue Remedy but many of my friends have tried it and they like it.

    Good job Charlie Brown!!

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  8. dmeyer123

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    Good job!! Congrats. It gets easier after the first time.
     
  9. 2GoodDogs

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    Congratulations! You will always remember that first time, your Novice A dog!
     
  10. bkzoo

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    Congrats on a job well done! Trust me, it DOES get easier & more enjoyable as you go on.
     

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