Over the Past two Saturdays, we had a (smallish) crowd of folks show up for a Rally Fun Match. For those of you who don’t know what a Fun match is – it’s essentially a pretend trial. Fun Matches give dogs and handlers a chance to practice their skills in a more formal setting than your typical class.
As a rally judge and a trainer, Fun Matches are my chance to highlight and reward some of the great work being done by people and their dogs that may (or may not) earn them a qualifying score in a ‘real’ trial.
On Saturday, August 13th, participating teams earned the following awards:
- Renee & Bella earned the Superb Side Step Award for making a difficult exercise look easy!
- Isis (with Tom) earned the Happy Hound Award for wearing a big doggy grin in the ring.
On Saturday, August 20th, participating teams earned the following awards:
- Kathleen and Shaylee earned the Déjà Vu Diva Award for performing perfect retries.
- Kathleen and Ty earned the Superb Side Step Award for making a difficult exercise look easy!
- Beverly & Skye earned the Dynamite Down Award for nice, prompt downs.
- Lexi (with Darryl) earned the Patient Pooch Award for keeping it together while her handler figured things out!
Congrats to the award winners – I look forward to all of your runs next weekend!