Day 1 of the trial is now in the books. Sagira is busy resting up for another big day tomorrow. She did really good today, we are very proud of our girl.
Her first run was in Novice Fast. This was her very first time running fast. In this division you have to earn 50 points in a certain amount of time. Everyone told us to go in get your points and get out. Jeremy made the mistake of trying to get a few extra points and ran 2 seconds over time, but she ended up with exactly 50 points. She has a qualified run (Q) and earned 3rd place.
Her second run of the day was her Open Standard run. This was for her chance to earn her OA title. Our girl did not let us down. She went in like a trooper. She did go off course once, but I think just about every dog in this class went through the chute instead of the tunnel so she wasn't the only one. It was a hard turn. She was allowed 1 off course and was able to still get her Q and earned a 2nd place ribbon. She did go a little over time on this one as well. So Sagira now has 3 AKC titles, NA, NAJ and OA.
Her last run of the day didn't go as well, but that is okay. We were stuck inside a very hot building with NO A/C or fans running. It was just so hot in there and she was so tired by the end of the day. She didn't go off course, but did refuse the triple jump 2 times. She was also very slow moving and went over course time which caused her not to qualify. But that is okay, we will take 2 out of 3.
I can't believe that she is moving up to Excellent class tomorrow. That is where the big boys are. We were welcomed to eternity today. :)
We also met Ricky today. We have a funny story to tell you about that and will post a pic of Sagira with Ricky soon.