Here's a picture of Maggie with her first place ribbon and tennis ball award
(side note for those of you who aren't crazy obedience people: Veteran's class is a non-regular/non-titling class for dogs 7+ years old. The class contains exactly the same exercises as Novice obedience, run in the same order, and scored the same way)
Maggie rocked in Veteran's today. She lagged once on heeling (very mildly) and did couple of "hover-sits" (in which she sits, but her hind end isn't quite on the floor - Maggie says, " why sit all the way down when I know I'm just going to start again?"), but otherwise was great.
Her final score: 197!!
My best score ever in obedience.
What made this all the more special is she reminded me that I can actually train a dog and have that dog love to work. After 3 hours of sitting around reliving Z's Rally performance (see today's post) I was feeling pretty lousy about spending years training, taking a day off work, driving 1.5 hours to get to the show, and having a miserable showing.
Thank goodness for Maggie!!!