The final day at the Fair was the longest. All the judging for our Service Dog Club was done one on one, and to cascade through all sixteen plus members with dogs took literally all. day. The highlight, however, was that Haddie and my son continued to hit high marks.
Another ring showing on this day was to judge the skill of the Handler with the Puppy in Training in regards to the Commands associated with the age of the dog - with planned distractions in the ring. Haddie was classified as an Intermediate, so her tasks to complete were more advanced than a younger Puppy in Training.
Of course!! My son had no idea what to expect or what to do, but he's up for anything that sounds fun. So a crash course in Confirmation was given to him, and he bonded with Lynn quickly over the next hour prior to entering the ring. I sat and had dinner in the bleachers overlooking the Ring while my son was doing all his last-minute prep, and then showing. It was so fun to watch him work.
The result?! A Second Place title. Yay!!! Way to go, Lynn and Son!!
We stayed late that evening helping to pack up e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g with our Club. The kids were running on adrenaline overload from a great weekend at Fair together - while the parents were working hard at shuffling kids here and there to get tasks completed so we all could drive home.
First time at Fair ... the best!