How Many Trials Does It Take

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How Many Trials Does It Take

Postby Bari » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:20 pm

To get that elusive Q?

I'm heading out this weekend (Sat and Sun) with Sabine to ASCA trials (2 each day).

You'd think with 4 runs we might come up with something ;)
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Re: How Many Trials Does It Take

Postby whiteboxerboy » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:30 pm

Lots of good luck you guys! Have some fun, the Q will come!

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Re: How Many Trials Does It Take

Postby Amanda » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:54 pm

Best of luck to you both! And have fun!

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Re: How Many Trials Does It Take

Postby Calypso » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:42 am

Good luck!

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Re: How Many Trials Does It Take

Postby Bari » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:41 pm

Well, we had fun...
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Re: How Many Trials Does It Take

Postby UpwardDog » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:24 pm

If you had fun and gained experience that's a great! A day competing with my dogs is better than almost any kind of other day in my book. All you need now is a bath and a glass of wine? :)

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Re: How Many Trials Does It Take

Postby Jen » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:48 pm

Fun is what it's all about :D Sorry you didn't get your Q though.

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Re: How Many Trials Does It Take

Postby SherriA » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:17 pm

Sorry that Q is still eluding you...but I'm glad you had fun. Good luck tomorrow!
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Re: How Many Trials Does It Take

Postby Bari » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:47 pm

The run run started out terrific. The judge wisely put moving exercises for the first 4 stations. C did an awesome job. After that, we had a lot of sits and downs and come fronts and we still have to work to do on that.

In the second run, he did SIT and DOWN but kind of fell apart due to very heavy winds. We NQ'd both days but we had a blast and met tons of great people.

If we had Q'd today, all the trial folks would have been so jazzed :)
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Re: How Many Trials Does It Take

Postby SherriA » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:13 pm

Sounds like progress!
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Re: How Many Trials Does It Take

Postby Sabine » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:47 pm

You were soooo close to qualifying in that Sunday afternoon run!!! Laurie and I were cheering when Carnegie finally did that sit and down!

There was such an improvement (plus the lack of stationary exercises at the beginning made a huge difference), I'm pretty sure a Q isn't far off anymore.

It was also great to see Carnegie being so relaxed while hanging out.
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Re: How Many Trials Does It Take

Postby connie » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:46 am

Bari, it sounds like you're making progress, so I hope the dry spell for the Q is not too dispiriting! Qs will come. :)

A trial environment is so different from a training class, for the dog and the handler, that just having Carnie get comfortable in a trial situation is huge. Congrats on your good work!!


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