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MN April 2017 : CDSP Trial

On Friday we drove up to Minnesota for an action packed 3 days; participate in a trial, judge a rally obedience trial, go to the vet specialist, and visit with dog friends.

Yesterday we got to do two runs in CDSP obedience first thing in the morning before I judged. 7:30am  – which is 6:30 in “Ohio time.”   Griffin was great (because he’s Griffin) -we’ve never done training so early but I knew it was unlikely to throw him off.

The previous weekend we finished the Open level (with 2 passes) and so we were entered in “Open C for this trial. I wanted to see if he would do well away from home.

He was very good. Some of our details (heeling) have faded away in the last few year but his retrieves were awesome. I think it’s very cute that he goes around to the back of the dumbbell and scoops it up on his way back. I know some of our training friends intentionally teach that but I don’t know that we have.

Now onto Utility – we just need to train scent discrimination!