So anyway Bindi really loves lure coursing. She again outran the three Singles dogs she was pitted against (Afghan hound, bully mix, elderly greyhound) and earned her second High Score In Meet ribbon of the weekend. I don’t normally collect ribbons but since she actually beat some other dogs, I’m keepin’ em.
She was also slipped by multiple strangers and handled it just fine. And she shared her tent with my roommate’s dachshunds with no issues. And lastly, she was a crowd-pleaser when she “helped” me bring the lure back to the start line by holding onto the squeaky toy on the end.
I practiced operating the lure some more, and again did the doxie and terrier races, and then the “small mixed breed” race and the GSP race. It’s tricky to keep the lure just enough in front of the dogs to keep their interest but not so close that they can catch it. I kept on having too big of a lead so my lure was a bit jerky instead of smooth. I’ll get better with practice!
I also judged most of the morning races, helped set up the timer for the Singles runs, and slipped the dachshunds, several greyhounds, a GSP, and a border whippet.