I just moved Jonah up to level 2 for next weekend's Wildcard, Jackpot and Jumpers runs. Exciting!
I did some scouting work again. Before move-ups, here are the sizes for Jonah's classes. I didn't look up Fullhouse for Sunday because I don't know if we'll be in level 1 (if we don't qualify on Saturday or they don't do at-trial move ups--the premium doesn't say) or level 2 (if we do qualify on Saturday and they allow move-ups).
Snooker-Jonah and two other dogs, one of which is the dog that was in all our classes last weekend. I found out that this dog hasn't moved up to level 2 and is working on getting his 1000 point title at level 1. I guess he's getting pretty close to that point because his handler was talking about potentially scratching him from some classes at Riverside because they don't give a ribbon for the 1000 point title. Anyway, the dog has a lot more experience than a typical level 1 dog. I'm a little concerned about snooker because there is basically no room for error. It's also the one class that we have to Q in if we want to get our CL1 title next weekend (we have two shots at fullhouse and have to get one of them).
Wildcard-Our first level 2 run! There are four other dogs in the class. That means he could actually qualify and not place, but we'll just do our best and see how it goes.
Fullhouse-Jonah will be one of three dogs in this class, one of whom is the 1000 point dog. I have to say I'm not too worried about fullhouse. I don't think we'll have too much trouble qualifying. I'll just try to make a nice flowing course with a reasonable number of points and we'll go from there.
Jumpers-Our second level 2 run. There's one other dog in the class. Levels 1 and 2 run the same jumpers course, and I don't think it will be too bad. There won't be any contact obstacles to distract him.
Jackpot-Our third level 2 run. Again, Jonah is one of two dogs. As with last time, I think Jackpot will really just depend on what the distance challenge is. This might be the area he is least prepared in, so we'll see. The level 2 challenges should still be pretty straight forward.
Fullhouse-I don't know which level we'll do or how many dogs there will be in the class, but again I think we'll be pretty good at fullhouse. It will probably take me a handful of rounds to get to know the timing well. I think that will be our biggest challenge.