Sunday, March 14, 2010

APDT Trial Day 2

The notebook with numbers is down in the car still so I'll try to remember scores. I'll start with the highlights...

Candy went 9/9 over the weekend.
He got his Veteran's Title.
He got High in Trial!
He also got High Combined!

We started off this morning with Level IB again, and at the moment I have only a vague recall of that class, but we did Q. I think he got a 206. Then Veteran's, WITH a level 3 bonus retrieve. That's the single exercise that I have totally trained Candy for myself. Here's the video.

Third leg in Veterans

Then Level II, where Candy got his lowest score ever, a 194. He was just not into being precise and was wide, sits were off, just sloppy in general. He Q'd with a decent score, but his first one under 200.

Afternoon started off, and this time Candy was near the last to go, and I wanted to make sure we had a shot at High in Trial. We had the 210 from yesterday, but I didn't know if it was in the bag as that was not the only 210. I purloined some corn chips from my own stash and did a little warm up motivation. As we sailed through that run I KNEW Candy had beaten the previous high, a 208, but was thrilled when he got a 210 (I thought he'd gone wide once and might have lost a point.)

The same magic didn't work for Level II as he got into excited off-leash mode and tried to outrun me, but he did hold steady on his stand for exam and got a 204, which was good enough for a 5th place runoff, but as usual he lost the runoff.

No complaints, though, as his top runs were good for High in Trial and High Combined. He got two enormous ribbons, two stuffed toys, and two bags of treats, and is a happy but tired boy tonight.


  1. Huge congrats to the Candy man!! Oh yes, he can. (Good on you too, Bobbie)

    Nancy in Kingston

  2. Yay for both of you! I'm sure Candy was happy to get two bags of treats. :)

    Kathy N.