Sunday night went well, but not quite as well. Conor had a couple of crooked sits and lagged a little on his figure 8, so once again we got our favorite score of 193. He ended up getting 2nd Place this time, but still won the High Score - Aussie award. Kaylie's Utility run didn't really go all that well though. She missed the sit signal, she got one of the wrong articles, she didn't go out on the first command to get the glove, and of course the go-outs just didn't happen. She still worked well though, despite making mistakes. I figure as long as she's having fun and not dragging like a lot of the Utility dogs, we're good. Even this judge commented on how well she works and is such a joy to watch because she does show with such enthusiasm. I'll take the mistakes Kaylie makes over a dog who begrudgingly does the exercises correctly.
Now I have to wait until July 15 to see if we made it into the Nationals Finals. I figure we did as well as we could do, so now it's in the paws of the other dogs around the country. One great thing though is I learned a ton of new stuff at an obedience seminar this past weekend, so I'll be using these new techniques all through the summer to improve on our skills, and to get Kaylie ready to compete in Utility and Conor ready for Open at the Nationals. And if Conor makes it into Finals, we'll be so ready to take on the competition with my new found knowledge.