Rio survived his first agility trial!

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Rio, CGC,- RL1, CL1, TD

You can't say- that i can't- play!
Barked: Mon Jul 23, '12 6:39pm PST 
I am exhausted, and even Rio is still exhausted after our BUSY BUSY weekend!!

Rio was signed up for all 4 runs on both Saturday and Sunday at the CPE agility trial. I wasn't sure he'd have enough stamina for the game to keep him going all day but I would have rather scratched day-of than wished we'd signed up for more. He also did lure coursing after the trial both days!

It was such a fantastic experience. People were awesome, judge was fantastic, and I was, luckily, supported by a few awesome friends who made trips out to the event just to watch (and then lure course after the trial).

Rio was AMAZING! He was perfect in his crate, slept on the ground out of the crate for a while, even in a very distracting environment he had impeccable leash manners on the trial site, and was pretty focused considering it was his first time in an agility trial ring (with judges, timers, scribes, and other cool people to say hi to)... or doing a full course outside. We had so much fun together and hanging out with our good buddies! That alone would make it a very very successful first trial.... but there is even more....

He earned 6 Qs out of the 8 runs. Five 1sts and a 2nd place finish.

Day 1:
Fullhouse--30pts--Q--1st place
Jackpot--53pts--Q--1 st

Day 2:
Colors--19.9 sec--Q--2nd
Standard--28.13sec-5 faults--Q--1st
Snooker--46pts--Q 1st (had to take standard time because the timer didn't work)

Thanks for all of your help and advice!

Rio's first agility trial day 1

Is today agility- day??
Barked: Mon Jul 23, '12 7:07pm PST 
Yay you survived! cheer Congratulations on a very successful and fun first trial. You guys looked great! I can't believe he still had the stamina for so much lure coursing afterwards. I hope you're able to make it to another trial soon. I'll be having the same judge at the trial I'll be going to this weekend. laugh out loud
Rio, CGC,- RL1, CL1, TD

You can't say- that i can't- play!
Barked: Tue Jul 24, '12 10:40am PST 
He was a very nice judge for the newbies... answered questions and was really helpful! He even stuck around to watch the lure coursing and thought it was really awesome.

We really had such a wonderful time and look forward to finding another CPE trial at some point this fall a little more local this time smile

I was proud of my little guy (though i think he's still recovering LOL!).

The Duke

of Hazard
Barked: Tue Jul 24, '12 1:19pm PST 
Congrats on your first trial! You guys did awesome! cheer

Duke and I have our first NADAC trial in a few weeks!

Edited by author Tue Jul 24, '12 1:20pm PST

Maggie,- Tika, &- Porter

Aussie-tastic- Trio
Barked: Tue Jul 24, '12 5:10pm PST 
Kent is a fun judge! Glad you guys had a great experience smile

Those were some very nice runs!
Rio, CGC,- RL1, CL1, TD

You can't say- that i can't- play!
Barked: Wed Jul 25, '12 7:45am PST 
Thanks! It was a great time! NADAC looks like a fun venue as well, good luck!

Here are our runs from the second day:

Day 2 runs
The Duke

of Hazard
Barked: Wed Jul 25, '12 3:14pm PST 
Well done, those runs looked great! nice away work

Awesome Dog
Barked: Wed Jul 25, '12 5:17pm PST 
Rio did awesome. You should be so very proud of him and the great training you've done. smile He's such an amazing lil guy. You're very fortunate I didn't take him home with me. big grin big grin big grin

Barked: Thu Jul 26, '12 3:45am PST 
Rio did a great job!!

Can't wait to get out trialing with Rigby snoopy

I am the Sock- Bandit!!!
Barked: Thu Jul 26, '12 6:59am PST 
Congrats, Rio! That's really a great showing...glad you both had so much fun!cheercheer
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