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Day 1 Gemini Trial

Kodi was great again!

RL1 score: 204, second place
RL2 score: 209!!! second place only on time... he was tied with the (much larger) dog who won. It's hard to go as fast as a dog with much longer legs!!!

This is his first leg toward his ARCH, which is a combined title. He needs to accumulate 100 points (30 RL1, 30 RL2 and 40 from either) plus double Q with a minimum score of 190 at 5 trials. He's got 114 RL1 points already, and as of today (the first trial where he was eligible to earn points at RL2... you only start accumulating points once you have your title at that level) he earned 19 RL2 points for his 209 score. So with today's double Q, we only need 4 more double Q's and the rest of his RL2 points!

I'll tell you, the math is harder than the courses!!!!


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Karen AND Kodi,

Huge congratulations. You guys are smoking' hot.
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How fun. Talent and hard work and FUN paying off

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Congratulations! I didn't understand that at all, but sounds like he's doing great!

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WAHOOOOO! Congratulations! SO proud of all of your hard work and dedication!!

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Congratulations! I didn't understand that at all, but sounds like he's doing great!
I don't blame you! I tried to explain it a bit, but even though we are working toward the title, I have to go back and check the rule book over and over to make sure I understand the requirements and am entering the right classes to get there most efficiently! It seems the higher level the titles are, the more complicated it is to there! (and I'm NOT talking about the courses themselves, though, of course, they get harder as you go up the levels too)


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I've always been good at math but . . . wha????? Good thing it's you and not me. You and Kodi are an unbeatable duo.

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Karen,

Grand Rapids has finally, finally got an indoor training arena for dogs -- just opened last week. I've got Mojo scheduled for beginner Rally classes (he completed a six week session before, but we had to take some time off to get to the bottom of this excitement/stress/diarrhea business). Any suggestions/recommendations/things you see now looking backwards for us?

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Karen,

Grand Rapids has finally, finally got an indoor training arena for dogs -- just opened last week. I've got Mojo scheduled for beginner Rally classes (he completed a six week session before, but we had to take some time off to get to the bottom of this excitement/stress/diarrhea business). Any suggestions/recommendations/things you see now looking backwards for us?

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The only suggestion I would make is to train as if you are doing formal obedience, even if you can "get away with" less in the Rally ring. For instance, it drives me crazy to see how crooked some people allow their dogs to be on sits and finishes, and loose their heeling is in the Rally ring. I figure if you're going to do it, why not do it right? Plus, if you decide later to go on to formal obedience, it's a LOT harder to tighten things up if you've allowed the dog to think it's OK to be sloppy.

I was talking to someone about that today. Kodi stood from a sit before I asked him to today. I COULD have just quickly moved forward as if he were just heeling with me. (which was what the other person and I were talking about) But _I_ knew I hadn't asked him to move yet. So I took a 3 point hit and re-did the sign, because I didn't want him to think that was OK.

Also, consider APDT Rally as well as AKC. I find APDT more fun... people are really supportive, and the courses are more challenging than AKC, slightly so at the beginning level (AKC Novice, APDT Level 1), but MUCH more at the higher levels. I like challenges.

Good luck, and keep us posted on how you are doing! We have several people here who are doing Rally, and it's always fun to hear how people are coming along!


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