Chispa's best run of the weekend was on Monday, and she really had a fire lit under her little butt:
She presents challenge I've not had to deal with for a long time – the challenges unique to a young novice dog who really wants to go FAST 🙂 The last young dog I had like that was Solar, way back in 2008. Solar and I headed in to the ring in the Fall as well, and while I have some footage of our first foray in to the ring, there are a whole lot of runs I don't have on video – runs where I left the ring when he was too nuts to concentrate, runs where I stood still and watched him take all the obstacles in the ring without me, runs where I'd ask him to sit to see if his brain was still there, only to see that his eyes were spinning in his head.
Juno was a lot less confident as a youngster. Frodo was not a confident youngster. Chipper – not a confident youngster.
…and…Chispa. She doesn't lack for confidence, and her overarousal is hard to spot, because she doesn't dance around, or bark, or show many outward signs of being SUPER ready to rock and roll. In fact, in the run above, we'd just overcome (to her) a major disaster; she pooped, had a hanger-on, and decided she could in no way walk until I pulled it out for her. Then, the run above happened – it was like I lit a firecracker in her butt.
All in all, a good weekend, and this wasn't the only thrilling run – just the most entertaining!