Geez how did I miss this thread? Sorry guys! THANK YOU ALL. It was the hardest earned 86 pts in tracking I've ever gotten- and I have gotten a perfect 100 before- on Torro, my GSD.
My young Mal, Lucius du Dantero, also got his BH, as Kadi said, and I'm proud of him too!
How did I do it? I have an incredible dog who works his little butt off for me when I ask. He has trialed 5 times in the last 5 months, too much for any dog this age at this level [he is 3]. 2 SchHAs including the V rated overall one [93-98] A failed SchH1 attempt where I discovered he would not track without food somewhere on the track, and a failed SchH1 attempt at Regionals [in a stadium no less] with 37-95-97.
Since then we've been tracking only, and it showed in the other 2 phases with an 86-86-93. Not our best performance, but it was more than enough.
I don't have pics of last weekend because it was horrible and windy and dusty- but I have pics of Regionals if anyone wants me to share.
Sorry you couldn't make it out Greg. The weather was HORRIBLE and windy, and they did the BHs first- all 7 of them. Then after the trial we went down to our regular club field to train. Insane people, us Schutzhunders.