In hindsight, it turns out I didn't have anything to worry about. He was all over it, amped up, super happy, completely tuned into me and the sport. That was a huge relief!
Since I was in attendance Wednesday for the working dog and Dane specialties, I was able to come over and get crates set up before all space was gone on Thursday morning. This is our spot - before the melee. I love having it set up by the curtain. Gives us lots of extra storage space that's also out of sight.
Our time was 30.04 - another super fast run for Leo! Despite the need for a second attempt at the weaves, he was truly moving out there, having the time of his life. I'm so glad because we were really struggling with time in those last couple of legs for his open title. This was the best decision for him. Although what I do find ironic is how high he actually jumps anyway. Hopefully in time he'll level out a bit and not clear the jumps by so much but at least he's not slowing to focus so much on jumping high enough now. That's the big thing. So two legs toward his NJP title. I couldn't have been more pleased. He was one super happy boy, confident, and loving the sport.