Sure, he had some insane puppy moments... But this is only the 2nd time he's done agility in public! And he was definitely the youngest, least experienced dog there.
I just can't get over his continued speed & enthusiasm! Porter always gives it about 85% the first time in instances like this, then it drops off drastically with each repetition. But Stout started at 100% and it only began to wane when he honestly got tired (vs. being bored, distracted, etc.).
Unfortunately I didn't tape at all the first half of the first day. These were from his final 2 turns at the end of the day - which is pretty impressive that he was still so enthusiastic, and not too exhuberant. It was an 8 hour seminar day.
Were there moments of puppy-brain? Yes. But honestly, it took until these last 2 runs for them to show up! Little guy was mentally tired...
And at 1:32 on the video, that is Lisa's way of keeping Stout from humping her leg :) Her stomp / kick / dance worked pretty well!
These were his first rear-crosses into tunnels! Until then, we had only done them during flat-work.
Still needs some work, but he's figuring it out.