a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Whoa, What Happened Here?

Friday, August 26, 2011

Whoa, What Happened Here?

SUMMARY: Did Boost's Good Twin finally make an appearance?
In class last night, Boost and I did three runs and three weave-pole follow-the-leader challenges. She was perfect! I was, well,ok, almost perfect. There was one challenge where I suddenly remembered that I was doing it wrong as she was going over a jump and she knocked it as I jumped in her way, but I won't count that against her.

Otherwise, no bars down, no refusal, no runouts, not even any hesitations. Sure, some wide turns when I wasn't quite where I needed to be, but, jeez, clean run after run after run never happens!

Except with Tika! Whose third run last night disintegrated into a complete disaster and I finally just left the field with her. (But I cut her and me a lot of slack because she does so well normally.) (And also, oh, yeah, she found a bag full of another dog's dinner and ate it about 10 or 15 minutes before that, so maybe she was just a little, er, oversated.)

Not only that, but *I* felt good. Knees good, hips good, legs good, didn't get tired or winded. And that's refreshing for a change.

So maybe not practicing is a good thing??

I hope this all keeps up through this weekend! Hope hope hope.

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