|Lync in yesterdays Trial|
In Trial 1 I was the reason for our NQ. Lync alerted on a tube and I knew it wasn't a rat as the previous blind had a rat in the same spot. Lync wouldn't leave it alone and I didn't know that I could say leave it and try to call him off so I called it. I was really bummed to find out I could have called him off of it. I do not have the luxury of training classes here so I learn as I go.
In Trial 2 it was Lync's fault we NQ'd. I could not get him off of a tube that again I knew did not have a rat in it. He kept pawing it and the tube was about to fall off of the hay bale so I had to grab it which caused us to fail. The judge said I had no choice as the safety of the rat is number 1 and even though I knew there was no rat I still had to treat it as if there was one
I decided to pull from todays trial. I don't want Lync alerting on every tube he finds and I feel that he is doing just that. I am disappointed. I really hoped to get at least 1 Q this weekend. It is hard to pay entries and be done in a minute!
This summer a few of us are getting together, buying some hay and tubes and are going to do training, this way I can correct him for a wrong tube and get him really thinking before he alerts .
There is a trial coming up in Red Deer that I might go to if Brad has the weekend off so he can watch Kort and Ash.
I have decided I am going to try Ash at it. I will need to teach him how to tunnel as he has never seen one, we don't do anything like agility so he has no clue. I think he will make a good ratter and it will be fun to have both dogs to trial. I hopefully wont have to worry about him lifting his leg now that he is neutered , at least I hope not!