Ringo SPOILED me this past weekend!
We earned his Musical Freestyle Masters title on our first try!!!
Despite 30 seconds of changes added to his routine just 3 weeks ago, and minimal time to practice, he met me more than halfway and put in solid cheerful and engaging performances. He earned a 94/100 on Saturday, with a second place in his class, and a 92/100 on Sunday, with a first place in his class. He also won a combined high score award for highest combined scores in advanced class over the entire weekend!
Our routine was not without a few expected bobbles, as we really had to scramble to add new content while taking advantage of a live show opportunity just 3 weeks after earning his Musical Freestyle Excellent title. I entered the show with the mindset of learning about how the new sequences would flow (or not), and how strong the behaviors were in a performance setting (we still have some work to do!). I had not set my sights on his Masters Title, I only wanted to get our feet wet in Advanced class with other much more advanced dogs and handlers. Well, boy was I pleasantly surprised! What a lucky lady I am!