matildasmom (matildasmom) wrote,

SCAT CPE Trial in Hamden, CT July 8-10

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.



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.

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