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What a beautiful pair and gorgeous panarama of the lake and mountains :)

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I'm sorry, D, it didn't turn out the way we'd hoped. :/

It does put the sporting/agility competition into some perspective, speaking as someone who has not experienced these events firsthand.

First is that failure, while embarrassing, is not devastating.  If a classical pianist at Carnegie Hall flubs the last measures of Beethoven's Moonlight 3rd Movement, that's devastating.  But in your case, you are depending on someone else (Boo in this case) who is faced with dog limitations (they don't always mind) and Doberman limitations (Velcro, often one-person dogs), with some dogs having on days, others having off days.  And you get a second (and third) chance to get it right!

Like you said to your daughter Steph, chin-up!  You'll get it.  Our best to Stephanie and Boo for the next round.

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90/100 sounds pretty amazing to me for a 13 year old. I bet her friends are very impressed with what she can do with boo. I would be stoked to have that kind of control :)

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Q, I think Boo is only seven or eight.

Congratulations Steph/Boo on the Rally Advanced score!!! :D

Sorry about the hard lessons.  There's always another trial though, another day.

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Shelties are smart - right up there with Dobermans on the Canine IQ ranking.  My dad had one when he was little.  Steph might be happy with a smaller dog over whom she may feel a bit more control.

Nevertheless, congrats Steph and Boo!  This is very happy news!  :D

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Steph and Boo!!! Great job!

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Stephanie might want to consider an American Eskimo.  My husband and I have one, Lexie, and she is extremely acrobatic, agile, lithe, fast, and smart.  I swear she can jump three vertical feet from a standing position (dinner time, or when she gets excited). Honestly, I'm really reporting her merits because she is an exceptional dog, not just because she's mine and I'm her proud mommy.  She is only 23 lbs. (nice mid-size dog).  She does have a lot of fur, but it doesn't shed randomly like you might think.  When her coat is ready to shed, you can see tufts of fur that you can just pluck out in a clump.  Then if I brush her then, it comes out in large amounts.  Only have to do that several times until her winter coat is out. I wouldn't say that she has ever "shed" to the point of leaving large amounts of hair all over.  Her coat is snowy white and like silk. She has no "doggie smell" and I love to bury my nose in her soft fur.  I tell everyone "I know what soft smells like."  :)  That applies to Ginger, my dobie mix as well.  Lexie is one of the smartest, most well behaved dogs - very sweet and loyal.  She lives to please and was very easy to train.  In the summer, we have her fur clipped and she is like a little white teddy bear.  Good luck.