Not very active in obedience when CoCo officially retired 2 yrs ago and Meteor half way to retire due to old age .
Now left only the young shelties generation, however they will ONLY be focusing on their show conformation and agility, so left only Smash that i have intend to train him in obedience and agility trials.
Since young, i only train Smash on sit , down and focusing however stopped when he reached 9 mths inorder for us to focus on agility before obedience.
Till end Nov, i saw JFF obedience trial which is also the last obedience trial for Yr 2012. Just for fun, i decided to sign Smash for the trial.
After signing out for JFF, i totally forgotten about it as my 3 girls were on heat and boys were going crazy.
Until Thursday i received the email from SKC on the JFF and i realised that the trial was on 1 Dec 2012.
So a last min training for Smash to learn what is sit stay (30 sec), stand stay (30 sec) , down stay (45 mins) , an obedience style of recall exercise and obedience style of heeling.
Day 1 of 10 mins of obedience
- As Smash already know what is sit and down, so we only focus on what is stay
- Teaching him to stand
- Recall to Front
Day 2 of 10 mins of obedience
- Sit stay , Down Stay
- Stand + stay
- Recall to front + finish
- Heeling with focus
From tis 2 sessions, noticed that Smash seem to be easy tired especially just a 10 mins of obedience. Few hours of agility or swimming does not drain his energy except Obedience.
Day 3 is the JFF , inorder not to have too much stress for both of us, he had some morning running at the field and thereafter i had my morning shopping and to rest my mind by ……………
JFF @ Tampines West Community Club
We will late for reporting as we reached about 2.15 pm but great that they yet to start. Collected Smash 1st obedience number 616.
At last our turn, total 5 station . 1st station : heeling , 2nd station : sit stay, 3rd station : down stay, 4th station : recall and last station : Stand Stay .
Great that Smash managed to finished all the exercises .. how good is he , lol i oso do not know as my focus is to give the best presentation to the judge by using my obedience handling skill and Smash best skill to gain more point in the heeling 😀
While waiting for result , both look bored …or maybe just me
So we decided to have some fun …at one corner
Anyway during the JFF, i noticed there was quite a number of dogs performance great and i met a long time no see friend, chit chat with her while waiting for the result. Shortly they started to award those with passing score. Smash number was not called under the passing score list and thought that Smash should have no placing when they started to award the 4th placing.
So didn’t focus much on who the winner thereafter until number 616 was called. So happy that Smash managed to score 49/50 for his obedience and awarded the 2nd placing. Unexpected performance and result for his lil trg.
Thanks Smash for being able to remember what i taught for the past 2 sessions and won a 2nd placing although it is just JFF obedience . Great job my boy 😀
Like i had mentioned before , obedience is stressful .. see after just a short trial, Smash inside the car .