Soleil lost out to a schnauzer at yesterday’s audition. A dog less than half her size, and, I might add, with half her personality. That said, she was so overstimulated by the surroundings (a schoolyard replete with lots of green grass) and the various people that she only half-listened to the commands she was given. She sat ok, but the heeling was tough, as she reeeeally wanted to sniff the grass instead.
Truth be told, the schnauzer had been trained as a therapy dog and was fairly non-plussed by the chaos. He’ll do well in front of a large audience. My dog – probably not so much.