We just got back from our Open JWW run at the Central Ohio Shetland Sheepdog Association Trial! This is the weekend that mom decided to enter us in the JWW only on both Saturday and Sunday and what a good decision that was! We left around noon and the temperature was in the upper 80s already! I was very happy to get out of that building!
So our run went well. However since we trialed there last (at the horse arena), they changed the dirt/mulch stuff and put in a sand mixture. Today was the first time we all got to try it. And it was so different! Very sandy and deep - it was just like trying to run in the sand at the beach (and not that nice hard wet sand at the water's edge either!). So it was very hard to get your footing as your foot/paw slid out from under you. Our run went very well (sorry about the little hiccup in the video when I went into the tunnel - videographer error!). Mom voted for "drop and run" at the start line and it seemed to work ok. She babysat me in the weaves - not sure why cause I'm a good weaver! - then shortly after the tunnel, I knocked my first bar ever! That darn sand felt weird and I pushed off to jump like usual and didn't quite make it. But I think mom and I did really well at navigating around that twisty course! It was a much harder course than our last open JWW course - our most difficult course at a trial yet! And we did it!!!
Here is the course map so you can see all the twists and turns!
And here is the video:
So now I am going to take a well-deserved rest and we'll see what happens tomorrow!