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2021 ASSA Obedience

Discussion in 'Obedience' started by Calliesmom, May 4, 2021.

  1. Calliesmom

    Calliesmom Moderator

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    Both Destin and Jocu had 2 legs of Beginner Novice when we headed to Perry.
    Destin was heeling great and doing really well until the sit stay. The judge told me he tried to stay in his sit but couldn't and slid into a down. but he never left his spot.... but it's still NonQualifying so he did not get his title there.
    Jocu did ok but his heeling wasn't as good- I know we got points off for tight leashes and failure to sit. One of the things that the judge mentioned to us in her briefing was that you can give a second command on the recall as the dog has to sit close enough for you to easily touch them. I used that lifeline and Jocu did get a Qualifying score and also 4th place and his title.
    I haven't taken a pic of his ribbons yet although we did get a professional photo taken at the show.
     
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  2. Sharon7

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    Nice report! Sorry Destin got an NQ but sounds like Jocu did fine. I'd be so nervous competing especially at that level!
     
  3. Calliesmom

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    it's like any other trial- it's just that only shelties are there:yes::smile2:
    a lot people enter just so that they can compete there- even if their dogs aren't really ready. I did that with Cranberry and Dixie in 2012- it was only their second AKC agility trial so neither qualified but we did have fun...............
     
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  4. Sharon7

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    I dunno, being surrounded by high performing Shelties would be pressure to me! ;) But I get what you are saying.
     
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  5. Sandy in CT

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    Such fun to be able to compete! Sorry it did not go well for Destin but good experience for him and got him back in things, yes? Have you been in lockdowns or able to compete? I can't keep stuff straight; some can, some can't. Here I think the competitions that have gone on there are no spectators, only the handler and the dog. Congratulations to Jocu (and you!!!) on his title!!!

    Excited to see pics!
     
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  6. Calliesmom

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    we've been competing- but mostly outdoors in horse arenas. Destin and Jocu have only done rally indoors and obedience outdoors.
    I just didn't think about sitting that long a mat while walking around the ring- wasn't a problem in grass or dirt.
    they each got their second leg in early March in preparation for competing in Perry.
     
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  7. Calliesmom

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    not all the high performing shelties were there- and those that were there were in the higher classes:winkgrin:
     
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  8. Chris

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    You should be very proud. I stewarded for Rally at the National once, and it was seriously stressful for the competitors!
     
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  9. Calliesmom

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    we are very proud:yes:
     
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  10. Caro

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    Wow, sitting in a stay while you walked around the ring is pretty amazing.

    Can you explain some of the sections, I'm tossing up whether to do obedience with Kis and I've never actually watched a trial (altho funnily I have stewarded). It would depend if I could manage with my walker tho.

    What do those signs you walk around tell you to do (I assume it's different to rally)? Why do you do the figure-8 several times? Can you give hand signals or verbal commands?
     
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