We ran two Gamblers, two Standards, a Snooker and last up, a Jumpers. First up was a Gamblers, I didn't try any of the minis, just went for points. I know Beckett is fast enough to get the points so if I'm not sure that he'll do the minis I don't waste precious seconds trying to get him to do them. I was really happy that he did the first four obstacles of the main gamble, quite a few dogs didn't get this gamble. It was very hard to get them back out the far tunnel mouth.
In our first standard, we got five faults. I wanted to make sure that Beckett took the frame after jump 7 so I did a front cross which kept him out of the tunnel mouth I was worried about but very nearly put him in the other tunnel entrance but in almost doing the other tunnel entrance we got a refusal on the A-frame. The rest of the run was just great. Beckett ran the course in 45.99 seconds, going 3.91 yards per second (yps). The Standard Course time was 61 seconds.
Our last run of the day was Jumpers. Having NQ'd all of our other runs I was hoping this would be the one but nope, we came up empty handed. Well I did anyway, Beckett still got his hot dogs as he was a good boy and ran very well all day, hardly any spinning. Jumpers went very well right up to nearly the end of the run. I wanted to front cross between 17 and 18 but Beckett was so far ahead of me that I shoulder turned him over 18 and rear-crossed but I knew I didn't want to go too far to the tunnel so I hesitated on course as to what I should do. Beckett not receiving any information as to what he should do, back jumped 18. The course time for this Jumpers was 48 seconds. Beckett ran it in 35.30, for him a very fast 4.9 yps. How can you not be happy with that!
Our next trials are in April, 7 April at Dream Fields again and 14 April at Absolute Agility. I hope the agility gods will be with us then as the leprechauns weren't with us last weekend.