A few of Lil’s runs at her first outdoor trial of the season

Here are a few of Lil’s runs from our first outdoor trial of the season.  I could not have asked for better weather, which makes outdoor trialing even more fun than usual.    Not much to say about the video other than I think well Lil ran very well!  On day one, she felt a bit scattered but surprisingly it was not visible on the video.  By day two, we were back in “the zone” and she felt super confident.  Her running contacts looked either good or great all weekend long.  There was just one A-Frame I didn’t like but she hit the contact zone so I shouldn’t complain.

Over the winter, I focused a lot of attention on forward sends and increasing distance with both dogs.  I am so pleased to see how well the training translated to the trial environment.  Both dogs ran really nice clean lines all weekend, including Lil’s Elite Chances run and Jake’s Novice Chances run, which they both aced.

I will be uploading a few of Jake’s runs too.   I just have a few pressing deadlines for my “real work” that I’m focusing on lately (like the last 8 months).  🙂

I stumbled upon this video of Lil running her very first agility course (Tunnelers) at Camp Gone to the Dogs.  She was only 7 months old, but I think she was already exhibiting what makes Lil a great agility partner and family member.  GO LIL!

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