I took her leash off, told her tire, and she danced around and ran out of the ring.
I am not pleased and not waiting around for JWW.
Macy had a decent JWW run, slow, and had two refusals at the weaves but got them.
DOTC is another weekend!
BTW when she ran out, I knew where she was headed (my treat bag), and I wasn’t going to allow any behavior but coming to me be rewarded. That’s why I kept saying “No, Ma’am” and ignored her until I had the treats in my hand and THEN called her.
It was interesting – right now, I compete very early, and then wait all day, and do all three classes at once. Not fun.
Dulce ran in Novice standard and was not listening. I was ready and had a plan. I stopped, called her to me, ask her to do a few more obstacles, she refused, I excused us from the ring, went to our leash, and she came up and I was able to leash her. Walked her back to the car, put her in her cage, and got Macy as her run was coming up. Made a big deal out of her both before and after her run (she ran clean but over time). Then when it was time to run Dulce, worked on her focus, and went into the ring. She acted up again, I called her, settled her down and started again. This time she did what she was told.
Sometimes punishing a dog works (I removed the opportunity to get rewards for the behaviorists).
Had a good run in Excellent Standard A (our second), and she took an extra jump at the beginning. Since we no longer had to worry about a Q, I made her do all the work by using our distance skills (probably why she took the extra jump).
Also had a refusal at the tunnel, but even with those two mistakes, she was 5 seconds under course time. And I didn’t have to run as much.