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Justus and Flyer 2020 "utility or bust"

Discussion in 'Obedience' started by 2GoodDogs, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. Piper's mom

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    Good luck! Cran is a good boy...you'll do great!
     
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  2. 2GoodDogs

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    We are getting ready for two afternoon trials this weekend in Utility A. Paws crossed as this is a different location and there will be a concurrent conformation show of English Springer Spaniels.

    Oh well, if we can do it there we can do it anywhere! :excited!:
     
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  3. Calliesmom

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    good luck:fl
     
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    Good luck! I hate the shows with combined obedience and confirmation indoors.
    Not so much the dogs but the people...they're always standing in the aisles and practically blocking entrance to ring. And of course oblivious to everything going on around them including their dog lol!
     
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    Well, who knew! Flyer wasn't bothered a bit by the Springer Spaniels on grooming tables, or their noisy forced air dryers. On Saturday he did a fine job, after he walked in too far on the signal exercise. (eye roll) He was one of the few dogs that nailed the go-outs. :)

    On Sunday, just for a little added pressure, my Son, Daughter in Law, and three grandchildren came to gulp..watch! It was the barkiest Flyer has ever been and I could kiss the "deaf" judge. :D We qualified for our 2nd Utility A leg with a 192!!!! :eek:

    So practically giddy, I haven't stopped smiling yet, but now I am nail bitting because this Saturday we are entered in the morning in Preferred Utility ( have 1 leg) and in the afternoon in Utility A (gulp, wouldn't it be grand???!!!) and there isn't any do-able trials again until March ... so let's all bow our heads and pray.... LOL!

    He does or he doesn't - it's been a thrill so far and it takes what it takes. We will get there!

    Oh, and after that UD, we take some time off for foundation fixing. That barking has got to stop, and so with the knee nipping... :)
     
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    we only got to run on Sat. Cran did amazing- until he failed to wait until the judge told me to call him on the recall:rolleyes2:
     
  7. Calliesmom

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    congrats- that is awesome that Flyer did so well:yes:
     
  8. 2GoodDogs

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    Well, he did a WHOLE LOT right! Why wait when you can run! Flyer feels his way, it's just a whole lot easier to do it without the wait.

    He's got this, congratulations on all the other things he did well!
     
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    I so wish I had video- he really was awesome:yes:
     
  10. 2GoodDogs

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    Well, today didn't go so well. We NQ'd on directed jumping in Preferred, and he missed the down signal in Utility A. Darn. He was really pretty good, I thought, otherwise. I'll post the video's tomorrow.

    Nothing to do now, but train and complain till March. :D We have entries for Valentine's Day weekend in Rally, unless I want to go to Columbia SC for a trial....and that would be a bit far.
     
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