Fortunately Katrin and Holly were there so they were able to give me constructive feedback and I know quite a few things to try and remember NOT to do and to do tomorrow. I also realize that with practice this will get easier.
- Both Katrin and Holly said I was holding my leash too much like heel position and that I can still hold it low, but to hold it away from my body.
- When stacking Bug on the table, TAKE MY TIME!!! I didn't, I totally rushed and didn't adjust him as I would in class. NERVES!
- Down and Back, the dog is supposed ot be in the center of the mat, not the handler. Doh. Common sense!
- Don't forget to free stack in front of the judge (I did that today! Gah.)!
The good news is that Holly thinks Bug looks great in terms of coat and weight (yes!) - that must be at least 80% of the battle, right? Now if I can just clean up my end with the handling
Bug had a big day - he got to see his grandma, which was SUPER exciting, meet Snickers who had her first run in the ring today, and see his bro Luther! I don't think I have ever seen Bug so "high." The boys were being intact snots, but Bug thinks Snickers is just as sweet as her name.
On to tomorrow!