I took Auggie to his second fun run today. The first time through was a bit of a bust - he got the zoomies because there were three jumps in a row all lined up, and got away from me as he took off through 'em all... and there was no real recovery after that. It was exactly what happened last time... he just decided to make up his own course and quit listening to me. A girl that is in our agility class was there, along with Auggie's breeders oldest son, and we thought maybe I could try to slow down... but the problem is more that I need to keep up with Auggie, not him keeping up with me! But it was worth a shot... so I tried to take it easy the second time through, but as soon as we hit #5, the a-frame, I had to speed up to catch up to him. =P Regardless, we did everything fine, and before he took the second jump in the series of three I called him, got his attention back, and put him over the next two jumps... straight into the tunnel successfully! We missed the teeter on the first approach, but this place is indoors and it's really too small... they don't have the room to space everything to regulation so the equipment is really a bit too close together. No big deal, I called him back and got him on it, and then over the final jump. Success! I forgot my stopwatch so I don't know what the time was, but I'm going to guess it wasn't fantastic. Regardless, I think we'd only have had that one refusal on the teeter, so I think it would have been a qualifying run. I think at this point I really need to do my best to slow Auggie down and keep his focus tight on me, and we may do just fine! Regardless, I think we're going to skip the trial here in April and wait until the one in June or July before we officially trial. I just don't think we're ready yet! There is video of both our runs but I don't have it - Auggie's breeders oldest son was there with the camera and it might be a few weeks before I can get a CD with the runs on it. But I was soooo proud of my little boy... he did great. We don't have a Petco in town but there is one in the town the fun run is located at, so I wanted to go... and Mom told Auggie if he didn't settle down and pay attention on his second run he couldn't go to Petco. So we were joking he decided to shape up because he really wanted to go to Petco, LOL.