Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Do I dare (edited)

enter Grace in the Rally trial to try for that last RA leg?   We just need a score or 71....

Thanks for the thoughts, I probably should explain why I question trying.  Grace is a wonderful dog, but she definately has a mind of her own, not to mention her own agenda.  She has expressed her dissapointment in the judges courses by complaining when asked to do certain exercises.  Anyone remember the 3 steps back exercise  -step one  Bark bark grumble, sit, 2 steps back BARK bark grumble slow sit.  3 steps back Grumble moan sit BARK BARK bark(last one directed at the judge). Or the APDT trial where in the first run she managed to score a negative amount, but then in the next score a 204.

Now, in all honesty, her first RA leg was a 71 which she did in front of her breeder in Richester last year, making me oh so proud! (sarcasm) Her second was a 86 (i think), and she hasnt given me one of those no score runs since then, but with Grace it is always a possibility!

7 comments:

manymuddypaws said...

why not? practice, practice, practice and you'll be fine

Dawn Small said...

Go for it! You may not get the RA leg if you enter, but you DEFINITELY won't get it if you don't. :-)

Winjammin' said...

I would say no point in NOT doing it. Go for it, and get her RA!! Then you can start her off on something else! :o)

ga.farmwoman said...

I agree, go for it! Grace may just set her mind to it.
Good luck!
Thanks for the visit.
pam

Red Dog Mom said...

Dawn, Dawn, Dawn....
Why did you get a Cardi girl - and a RED Cardi girl at that - if you didn't want to learn to be a better negotiator? :) Moira has made HUGE strides in maturity and willingness to be my partner in the last 6 months or so - maybe Grace is growing up too. Enter! If nothing else, you will have more fodder for blog posts and stories!

Holly said...

I say go for it!! If anything it is more practice.

Sherilyn said...

Just do it!! :) Nothing ventured, nothing gained! Good luck!