The long weekend came around and the Saturday and Sunday saw us showing in Canberra. Summer took RUBOB on Saturday and Best of Breed with Titan Runner Up on the Sunday.
Monday was Rally Day. Also held locally, Dolce and Mischa were super excited to get in the car after watching the other two the previous two days. We got to the trial nice and early and i got Dolce out and all prepped to go. He was called into the ring even earlier than i had expected and was a little flaky for his first Rally run. But at least he made it through. I cost him a couple of points but he qualified with a rather uninspiring 74. This earnt him his Rally Novice Title.
Fortunately we had a trial again in the afternoon where i thought he would redeem himself.
An altercation outside the ring with a rather feisty smaller dog and i thought i might've lost him but he amazed me by switching on and doing surprisingly well. I made the same mistake (which I wasnt aware of until the end of the day) which left him with a rather undeserving 84/100. I was so disappointed to see the score as i thought he'd been exceptional. Turns out, he was exceptional it was just my lousy handling that cost him 10 points. I was really proud of him during his second run.
MIscha came 8th in the first Advanced Trial with an 88/100 (again i cost her 10 points - if only i'd known what i was doing wrong earlier) and AGAIN i cost her 10 points in the 2nd trial and cost her the qualification. Mischa, unlike Dolce, gets flakier as the day progresses. She was a little all over the place so i certainly don't think it will hurt us to compete again in the Advanced A class.
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