Porter & I (and Jodi & Maya) traveled up to Springfield, OH over the weekend (with a blizzard on our heels) for the Dayton trial.
We needed 2 QQ's going into the weekend for our PACH.
We came out of the weekend needing 2 QQ's for our PACH :) Perfection is not something Porter & I excel at!
Although the judge on Saturday really tried to help us out, by not even calling Porter's weave pole fault :)
Yes, it was a day of bad weaving for Porter...
And that illegitimate Q in standard did earn us our highest number of speed points yet: 35! Our previous record was a mere 31 :)
He did have some tight turns, and those tunnels helped too. Yay Porter!
I am really disappointed in myself with that Standard run... My handling was so lazy! I know I was thinking that I would play it safe with some rear crosses, but I could have easily got in position for something else. Especially the rear crossing of the A-Frame, I NEVER do that...
And then, of course, there was our fault. Which was all my fault :) Didn't I just do something similar the other week in practice? Oh, Merinda... I knew that was a weakness, but I was too lazy to hustle to handle it another way :)
So I made up for the lazy handling in JWW. I did a whole bunch of blind crosses! Including a risky one coming out of the weaves! Only one was late :) But Porter got them all!
If you hadn't noticed, Stout stayed home with his puppy-daddy. I hadn't entered him, and it was just too cold to bring him to sit in a crate all day. Jodi also left Dezi home, so it was an "old dog weekend." It was like the (good) old days :) So much easier back then! One crate, no barking, no midnight potty trips, more room in the bed...