Dottie earned her CDX on Day 2 of the Bahia Del Sur Kennel Club in San Diego. She had a score of 195, missing first place by .5. Her heeling could have been more attentive, and we lost points due to a slow drop. I have to figure out how to speed her drop up, without making her show pressure. Right now when I say "down" her ears stay up the entire time. (PS- That is good.) I'm not too worried about it, but it was a point loss we could do without. Her fronts and finishes were pretty straight. Over all a good girl!
Pie refused the drop signal in utility. This is her most common failure. Pretty frustrating. Then she was clean in Open B, but sad. The judge combined open A and B groups, so I'd have to get a handler for one of my dogs for the groups. My dogs aren't going to listen to anyone else for the groups, so even though some other competitors nicely offered, I declined and pulled Pie from the groups. So once again no UDX leg for us.
I suppose I'm not ready yet to write about my decision regarding Pie's continued (or not) obedience career. Some other day. For now, we'll focus on Dottie CDX AX MXJ IPO3!