But when she got it she got it. By August she was tentatively, but willingly, going through them in sequence. And in December she ran through a new tunnel in a new place for the first time - with no issue whatsoever.
There was one more round of Tunnelers and Dean did better the second time. He actually ran the course until I messed up after the 7th tunnel. I moved in too deep and he flew forward instead of turning. And after that it was another "wooohooo" run for him!!!
Dean's second Tunneler's run . . .
I don't have a video of Tessa's second Tunneler's run, but it was actually better than the first! A second Tunneler's Q, and her third Q of the day, and she is just one Q away from her first Agility title!
Next up was Touch and Go. I knew it was a long shot that we would qualify in Touch and Go because I really haven't worked discriminations with either of them.
Dean was up first. I have video, complete with commentary, so you can tell where all of the mistakes were. I will say that I was again very happy with his attitude, and I loved the rear crosses in the hoop sequences. Those were nice!!
Finally, Tessa did her Touch and Go run. I messed it up! I called her off of a tunnel that she was actually supposed to take because I got confused, and I never got the flow of the course back after that. Tessa did fine, but I lost our Q on that one. But that's cool - we have many, many, many more to come!!
The fruits of Tessa's labors for the day . . .
And Dean's - he got three NQ placements. I love those!!
And Speedy, who wasn't even there, but who seriously wanted to pose for a picture while I was taking Tessa's ribbon pictures!!!
All in all, I was thrilled with the trial. I was very happy with Dean's attitude, and I'm hoping he will enjoy going to more of these. And Tessa is just the perfect sport partner! I love running with her and I can't wait to go do it again!!!