I'm feeling panicky about the direction I want to continue on with Kort.
Our first time in the Open ring went well, he heeled well, missed a few sits, then missed his broad jump, as well as his high jump, he did his long sit & down. Our next time in the ring the stress was apparent from the moment we entered, he refused to sit, at all. He did everything else except for the broad jump. He laid down on his long sit at the 3 minute mark as I was returning to the ring :(
That weekend we entered Rally Excellent as well. He fell apart on Day 1, no sit again, visibly stressed, we NQ'd. I had Amanda take him in the next day, he worked for her & came out with a 99/100 & his 2nd RE leg. The 3rd day with Amanda again , he miss judged a jump & went around it, so an NQ.
Since then Kort has been on a "vacation" from obedience, we still practice at home but that is it.
I have been doing alot of agility, Kort & I finally feel like a team, there is lots of room for improvement but we are getting there. We just finished our ADC & SGDC titles with the AAC Agility Organization. Last year Kort got his CKC AGNS in one weekend with all High Scores in Class.
We have also been doing Scenthurdle & Kort is a Scenthurdle Champion.
I am thinking, that except for our local trial in August, I am going to put AAC Agility on the back burner for now.
We are entered in a CKC Agility Trial here in Lethbridge the first week in July, & one in August at Spruce Meadows, then one more AAC Trial in August in Calgary.
So this is where my panic comes in, if I don't continue going to Agility Classes we will fall behind. It is hard to watch my team mates go on without me so to speak.
BUT....I can't afford too, or focus on, too many things. It stresses me out that I am not giving each sport my fullest attention.
I want to put Kort in 1 day at our Lethbridge Show in November to try & get his last Rally leg, & to also get a feel for how he feels in the ring.
I want to go back into the Open ring in 2013, to do this I want to put my full attention on obedience, & nothing else.
It makes me sad & panicky, like I said, I want to do everything, but "I" am not mentally capable of doing it all.
So I think my mind is made up, it's time to put Obedience back on the front burner :)