EO just couldn't go any better as this year 🙂 Great surface, great facility with lots of shadow and enough room for walking the dogs, fun and fast courses, meeting lots of my online students in live and watching their runs when I could and of course - running two super dogs. - Super happy about pretty much all our runs!
To was sooo fast and happy, screaming all the way and not having any shoulder problems at all! But in one course, I skipped one tunnel (forgot it completely!) and in all 3 other runs, she decided weaves are just a waste of time and exited early??? – Really weird as she had no physical problem at all and she NEVER pops out normally - I think she only did it once before in her whole life, in one of her first trials. - So a very weird mistake for her.
And ah, the Super Midget... She won and set best time in 4 of her 5 runs, winning finals, both individual runs on Saturday and also a team run on Friday. What makes it even better is that we've got some really great dogs in Medium this year. In finals, we had our good old friends Silas, Laura and Werner in next 3 places - podium is always better in great company 🙂
Thank you Italy for organising such a cool event, the judges for fun and fast courses and of course Diamond for keeping my crazy dogs sound. And thank you Ta for partying all nights, seems like getting no sleep is good for my focus during the runs!
My only complaint is separating small from medium teams 🙁 That just made the event longer, competition smaller and level lower. And of course, give advantage to bigger countries with more dogs in S/M classes...