|Rocco puts on his game face!|
This competition is different than the others we compete in, in that we're competing only with other Havanese! When we started in agility it wasn't offered at the Havanese National (not enough agility Havanese!), so this was our first time competing in it.
|Some of the agility competitors|
Rocco had some good runs and we even brought home a blue ribbon. He earned a first place and qualifying score on this Excellent Standard agility course.
In order to qualify in Excellent you need to have a perfect run and finish under a designated time. Rocco's dog walk (the second obstacle) was a bit pokey, as you can see. Something must've smelled awfully good on the middle of the plank. But even in spite of that we finished well under time as Rocco sped through the rest of the course with accuracy.
Running on a ballroom carpet was also a first for us, and some of the dogs had trouble slipping on the surface. Rocco has some trouble making a few of the turns, too, but overall he had plenty of good moments!
Rocco had a great time and so did I. We hope to do it again next year!
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