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Standard! We were SO close to getting our first Q. We just can't seem to make all the stars align for us on standard runs, but they are getting more and more consistent. This time we were perfect except for Kili blowing her A-frame contact, which was a little disappointing because I don't think she's missed a contact in quite a few trials. You fix one problem... they come up with a new one! So we'll be working extra hard on contacts for the next few weeks until the next trial. The run was otherwise absolutely beautiful! It's hard to tell in the video, but she really put on the brakes in order to stay up on the table. I thought for sure she was going to come off the other end. Tables are something we've been working on! The thing about AAC that is frustrating is that you really can't have any mistakes, even at the Starter level. You are allowed refusals on contacts and weave entries, but that's it. I like CKC because it is more lenient at the entry level, allowing for some mistakes to happen. I always joke that positive reinforcement is important for the handler too, and CKC gives you that by making it easier to get Q's!
Kili got her first Advanced Jumpers Q. Last time I mentioned that I had mistakenly been running her in Starters thinking she needed one more run. Advanced was fun because it's not just straight lines anymore... there are a few little turns and tricks! I was joking that at this rate she'll be in Master everything and still in Starter Standard! Oh well, we'll take it! Two more to go to move up to Masters!