Cord’s first agility trial has come and gone, and I am happy to report that things went fantastic! I’m sure I was way more nervous than Cord was; to him this was just another adventure to be met with the same unadulterated enthusiasm as every other adventure. We ran 5 classes each day, a total of 10 for the weekend. Not sure what I was thinking entering him is that many classes, but he handled it just fine. I, on the other hand, was quite sore after running 2 dogs in 5 classes for 2 days (again, what was I thinking?). So, here’s the final tally: 1 “Q” each in Standard, Jumpers and Gamblers, he even placed first in one class beating his big sister, Annie. I am so proud of my little boy! We still have much to learn before we are a true team, but having tested the waters I know what areas to focus on in our training. For instance, Cord’s only about 50% on his contacts, so I will need to work on that before I enter him again in standard. Also, since I had never actually trained him in Gamblers, he didn’t understand why I was so far away from the obstacles I wanted him to take. As a result, we only got 1 out of 4 of our gambles. Anyway, I’m looking forward to more agility with this little guy and hopefully, you all are looking forward to lots of stories and pictures!