We have came home from our disaster weekend at Penang. If she can foresee the future, we wouldn’t have went for the trip because is costly. Maybe when we were facing transportation problem earlier on, is a hint that we shouldn’t be going. But every trial, no matter what the outcome, that lots to learn from. Thanks to my helpful friends who made the trip possible for us.
Group stay exercise is always the thing we fear most. The 2 minutes stay feels like eternity. When the handlers were ordered to return to their dogs, seeing me still maintaining my position, she was on cloud nine. But just a fraction of seconds before the steward announce ‘exercise finish’, I stood from down to a sit. The thoughtful me had earned NQ.
We have learnt not to take things for granted. When my stinky rope and chicken meat were not available at our disposal, we screwed up so badly. I barely acknowledge her presence throughout the weekend. Getting eliminated for agility is not something new to me, we have pretty much expected it coming. But not even looking at her at the starting line and burst into zoomie, really cause her to have a mental breakdown.
To say she was just upset is an understatement. On the first night, she thought of retiring me. But after a good sleep, she thought it would be silly to give up. Not running off the ring during the offleash heeling, passing the recall and stand stay are some of the good sign. She will be seeking professional help to curb my chronic runaway and reliability issue. Meanwhile, we will be putting all agility run on hold until further notice and shift our focus to obedience.