On Saturday night, the dogs and I attended the Manly & District Kennel and Dog Training Club. Jedi, Ahsoka and Revan were all entered making it Rev's first ANKC competition in any dog sport. There were 201 dogs entered, with four rings going (all at Novice level, obviously!). To make the night more interesting, Rev, Jedi and Ahsoka were all in separate rings, which meant I got to compete in three different courses! The atmosphere was great, with people clapping and cheering others on and the judges were very supportive, helping people to understand where they had gone wrong. The presentation was very long, with the vast majority of the competitors qualifying.
Among those to qualify were Jedi, Ahsoka and Revan making it three for three for the Pawformance team and a great start to the year!
Jedi scored 96/100, losing most marks due to a 're-do' of an exercise. He worked beautifully otherwise and placed 5th in his ring.
Ahsoka scored 95/100 and placed 4th. She had a great time in the ring and loves to have the verbal feedback I can give her in the ring.
Revan scored 83/100, having to repeat two exercises. This was Revan's first trial in any dog sport and he did a great job. His heelwork was beautiful and he ignored all the distractions around the ring. The poor boy managed to pass despite having not been trained in left 360 turns, left 270 turns and right finishes prior to an hour before we went into the ring! What a trooper!
We are very much looking forward to our next Rally-O trial at Hills District Kennel and Training Club later this month.