The first week of April was the American Shetland Sheepdog Association National. This year it was held in Albany, OR and I went out for the week and roomed with Pam Fugitt-Hetrick and Molly. On Sunday Pam and Molly competed in the herding trial. Molly was entered on both ducks and sheep. She did a GREAT job. Unfortunately for her, she had an "attack duck" as one of the 5 ducks she was attempting to navigate around the course. This duck had already attacked another sheltie by pecking it on the nose. When it came for Molly, Molly said, "No- you will go where I tell you to go". The judge said, "Warning" to Pam and when that same duck came back around for Molly the second time, Pam decided not to risk injury to the duck. The sheep were much better behaved!
On Monday Molly and Pam earned their first leg in Novice B toward the CD obedience title and I got to take Molly in for her first leg in Rally Novice. Molly and I got a score of 97 out of a possible 100! Pam was impressed that Molly worked so well for me- considering I have never trained her or worked with her before.
Tuesday Molly qualified in agility (what's new) and on Wednesday she participated in the "sheltie Olympics" and won the cookie toss contest. It was a fun and busy week. Pam took a cute picture of me and Molly at the National- Thanks for a great week Pam!