Tally is growing up. He had his 3rd Birthday on May 17, which unfortunately I was not at home with him for, as Kaylee treated me to a little vacation up to Orcas Island for my mother’s day gift.
T2B came first and he had a decent run, but 3 bars down. He was pretty keyed up, so I took him out to the field to wear him out. It was quite a wait until JWW, so lots of time to get him settled.
His JWW run was really, really nice. He had 2 bars, but he was trying so hard. And still running fast, at 5.42 yps. So I was pleased with that one.
Another long wait for standard. I did bring him in early because it was just so yucky outside. But he is getting to be so good at waiting! Still have to work with him a bit, but there is no out of control barking and jumping around.
Standard was great – just one bar and it was my fault. Just a little bit late on my cue.
I was very pleased at the end of the day. I feel like the last trial with Tally was just a mess up on my part, wasn’t feeling good and it probably affected him as well. Next week is USDAA regionals, which I am passing on, just too much going on, it wouldn’t be good for Tally. Then a workshop with Heather the following week and then a little break and I am going to enter a trial BOTH days to see if that helps Tally settle a bit.
All in all, feeling pretty positive about where we are right now.