My main goal was to make his first several ring performances fun and low key. I wanted him to have good experiences to build off of.
He had a bit of a brain fart on the first sign so we had to repeat that station. Otherwise, I was pretty pleased with how well he did. I love his nice focused heeling! Towards the end, he started to get tired of having to stop and do stuff. I think he would prefer the longer heeling patterns in traditional obedience. We are going to tackle Beginner Novice next.
The best part is that even though we had to repeat a station (our final score was a 96), we earned 4th place!