We are on day three of showing and this dog show business in crazy! People really get nutty over entries and judges and grooming and all things related to dog shows! We went through our morning drill and before we knew it, Orso was back in the ring. For the 3rd time, Orso was alone in his 6-9 month class, so he took first. Then he went back in against only Argento since Saggio finished his championship yesterday and was moved into the next level of competition. Orso took Reserve in the class and really made us proud with his behavior. In just a few days of showing, his concentration and focus has improved dramatically. You can tell he is much more comfortable in the ring and seems to understand what is expected of him, including trotting instead of galloping around the ring. Orso also likes to help us lug around his stuff as you can see from the photo of him carrying his own slobber rag. Thanks, Orso! Below are some shots from today and a link to the Cane Corso results from today’s show.
Today’s show results: http://www.infodog.com/RESULTS/2011124801/201112480133500.HTM
After the show, Orso, we drove to a shaded open field next to our hotel to let Orso play for a little while. We put a 30 foot lead on him and let him play tug with us. We also worked on his recall command. We would take turns hiding behind trees and either blowing the whistle or giving the “here” command while Orso would run at full throttle to us. It was very cute! Below are 2 video clips from our playing session and our recall training.
After all this excitement, we went back to the hotel to freshen up a little bit and then headed back out to have lunch. We took Orso with us and decided to go to a Hooters near our hotel that has outdoor seating. Orso behaved like a little gentleman. He slept the entire time on his blanket and didn’t fuss at all. We went back to the hotel and relaxed for the rest of the afternoon. For dinner, we headed into downtown with Orso. We ended up meeting Jessie, our handler, at a nice steakhouse, where Orso got to hang out with us while we feasted on a great dinner. By the end of the night, we were all exhausted and ready for a good night’s rest before our last day of showing.
Meanwhile, Nichelle snapped a great shot of Mouse, our Doberman, sleeping on the sofa at home, see below.
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