A Great Rally Class Last Night

Got wonderful complements on Misha at rally from both instructors tonight. She is finally starting to settle down a bit and concentrate on working instead of just wanting to play all the time in class.

The best part was that on the 3rd run through, Misha was doing the “back up” station with no luring or Cathy needing to coach with the leash! She is a wonderful, smart puppy.

Misha’s First Show Coming

Misha has been busy taking classes at Leashes and Leads, Rally I and Confirmation classes. Misha is getting ready for her first show, Belle-city Kennel Club, down in Gray Summit, MO.

She completed the first Rally class and mostly did alright. I have come to believe that the Rally classes are more of the owner/handlers than the dogs. The station cards can get fairly complicated to parse out while under the pressure to perform. Misha, pretty much doesn’t care, she does what she is told…. most of the time.

Cathy has been attending confirmation classes to learn how to stack and run the dog, we still have a ways to go. We are under no illusions that we will do well, but will have fun. Though, last week Misha stacked well and placed “2nd” in form behind the Grand Champion that was in the class. So, there is promise.

We will meet up with the breeder and Misha will get a grooming and play with her mommy. Also, 2 of her siblings should be there too, so it will be a family reunion of sorts. Having our first show be so far from home and in the winter may not have been the best idea since the trailer we were going to borrow was frozen into the ground. Nor sure if we can get the kennel, even broke down, into the HHR with out having to put down both seats. Even with the small seat down I am not sure if there will be enough room for Misha in the back seat.