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SCAT CPE Trial in Hamden, CT July 8-10

SCAT CPE Trial in Hamden, CT July 8-10

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We had a wonderful time at the SCAT CPE trial in Hamden, CT. Matilda earned her Level 3 Standard Title on Saturday. Now we will move to Level 4 in everything but Snooker which seemed too scary to even try for quite a while. We'll be starting Level 3 Snooker next trial. I have video of Friday and Sunday, but not Saturday unfortunately. It would have been fun to see her 1st Place Standard Q.

Friday
 

Sunday
 


Matilda was wonderful. She held her start-line stays, made her contacts, and wasn't barking madly while we waited to run. Granted this trial was indoors, not outside like our California trials. I was able to keep her away from the barking, running dogs until very shortly before we ran, but really what seemed to make the difference was that i massaged her. I massaged her shoulders, her neck, below her ears. She went into a sit and just seemed to enjoy it. I think this is what
made the difference in her being able to think and pay attention.




As an added plus to the trial, in the workers raffle, I won a really neat cooler, loaded with cheese, crackers, candy, and two Starbucks frappucchino drinks.
  • Yay!!!
    I know when Raze isn't barking at the start line, I'm in for good things. :)
    • I should have said, too, that Matilda's not barking allowed ME to think and pay attention.
      • Yes, I wish I could communicate to my dog the fact that his loud-ear-crushing barking can get annoying AND makes me frazzled!
        • With a 2x4?
          (just kiddin of course, but couldn't resist)
          • I guess I can admit, I've considered striking him with large objects at more than one occasion. But I know for a fact it would do no good. A fish has gotta swim = a Razor has gotta bark.
  • Nicely done! That's a seriously successful trial, I have a cooler just like that in pink, I love it!
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