Only running Tally at this trial. We got there a bit late, I walked in right as they were setting our course of Open JWW. So just got to walk the course then had to run to get Tally and bring him into the arena with no warm up. Which is not good. He was super high and as soon as I took his leash off, he started. My mind went blank and I just went with it. I guess I figured he had already rewarded himself by taking a jump, so it was futile to try to correct it at this point. Anyway. It was a bad run. Tally seemed really sticky too, he wasn’t paying attention or listening or working with me at all. He was just high.
So after the class, I took him out to the field and we played with the Frisbee for a long time. And when it was time for standard, he was definitely calmer. He once again tried to leave as I took of his leash, but I was ready for him this time and I grabbed him and sat him back down. I don’t know if that is legal, but the judge wasn’t looking, so we were good. After that he held his stay. It was not a terrible run, he knocked two bars and had two refusals, but he also had a perfect dog walk and good criteria on both the teeter and a frame. He also did not once try to come back and bite at me during the run, and after he refrained from biting as well. So there was some good stuff….