Friday, April 10, 2009

Agility and Cold With Patriot

I made a mistake at the National with Patriot. He had been doing so much - coursing, Novice Obedience, Rally Advanced, Conformation, and Brace - that I decided to scratch with in his first agility run of the day. He seemed really tired the night before. However, because it was so cold that day - low thirties, he got out of the car for jumpers and was totally pumped and I could not control him enough to avoid a few off courses and weave pop outs. He settled down - I got him out much earlier - and we had a perfect open standard run. 98% of the time, scratching would have been the right choice - especially in hot weather.

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