I just have to say how much I love my dogs. They rock! They did great this weekend at our agility trial. Max had his best run since November in the standard class. He refused the teeter so we didn't Q but everything else was spot on and we were connected through the whole run.
Next we did snookers for the first time ever. Again he was awesome. I miscalculated what he would see and he ended up taking an off course jump so we got whistled off but I was happy with what we did accomplish. He did awesome in his jumpers run and did get a Q (and first)
Rylie only had a jumpers run today and I just have to say how much Rylie rocks my world. Our starters run was the most fun I've had since I don't know when. My trainer said the "right" thing to do was lead out three jumps. I asked her if she thought Rylie could handle that because we hadn't really preacticed long lead outs? Her response was "Do you want your Q's in starters or in masters?" I decided to trust Rylie and our training and led out to obstacle four which was a tunnel. When I release Max from that distance he is often tentative because (I imagine) he's not sure he heard me and doesn't want to break his start line. Rylie on the other hand is all "I saw her lips move so she must want me to go". I had two small (but not serious) bobbles at the beginning of the run when I wasn't prepared for his speed and then we both ran like hell! I didn't mess up his Q this time. He was the only dog running at his height but I'm pretty sure he ran faster than most of the border collies (nobody has ever told him he isn't a border collie!).