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Kodi and I tackled another venue for the first time today... AKC formal obedience. He has his CDSP Novice title, but there are no long stays in that, just an honor stay at the Novice level. Stays are his hardest thing, because he doesn't want me that far away from him for that long.

We were entered in Beginner Novice today, but I was worried that he'd break the stay and NQ. He was AWESOME! He earned his first leg, second place and a score of 197 1/2 (out of 200). The first place dog was only 1/2 point ahead of him. He lost 1 1/2 points during heeling... He went a bit wide at one point, and I have a (currently on-going) problem with him forging during the slow. He also lost a point for his "over-enthusiastic" recall, where he slammed into me before sitting in "front" position.. So he got full points for his "figure eight", "sit for exam" and "sit-stay". The judge was very complimentary about his run, saying that he was a "delight", and a "great working dog".

Unfortunately, even though I don't really get nervous for Rally or Agility, I DID get nervous today, and TOTALLY forgot to ask anyone to video for me.. Oh well, we've got another trial day tomorrow, so hopefully he'll be just as good, and I WILL rmember to have someone video him! In any case, the show photographer did take pictures, and he said those would be available on his site on Thursday. So at least I'll have that to share!

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Wow, Karen, that is terrific! Congrats!

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Congrats, again, to both of you. You should be very proud of Kodi. He's a great dog. Hopefully you'll get video tomorrow. Where are the trials this weekend, Karen? I'm assuming Fitchburg, as I think Elinor mentioned going there with Tony around this time.

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figured you were at some trials this weekend. you've hardly been on. You nervous , with a dog like Kodi, shame on you. LOL Good luck tomorrow.

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Congratulations! I'm looking forward to the video from tomorrow!

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Congrats!!!! I can only imagine what how I would act if Timmy were involved in that type of competition. Good luck tomorrow. I love your videos, I'm keeping my eyes peeled!

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Way to go, both of you!

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Atta boy! Atta girl!

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Congratulations! Gemma also does the body slam on recalls; she's just so excited to get to come back to me.

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Congrats!!!! Way to go Karen and Kodi!!!

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