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Last night we came back to our hotel room and we were all talking about how great I did. I asked for some help to understand some of the patterns. My mom, Mrs. Tami and Mrs. Shelly explained why you walk a dog in a triangle. The triangle allows the judge to see the rear, then the side and gait and then the front of the dog. They also told me that you walk the dog down the center of the mat, nit you down the center.

So today when we went back for day two of the Specialty, I hoped the judge would ask me to do a triangle so that I could do it correctly. Guess what? I did! The judge said I did a great job. I was nervous at first when I got into the ring but when I got out, I wasn’t nervous any more. The judge wants to see you be confident and having fun. That’s what I did today. I got Best Junior Handler again, but today I really earned it and everyone else told me so too. I even got my picture teen with the Judge.

The other girl that was entered was unable to come again today. She is a really good handler and I felt bad for her so I gave her mom my trophy to give to her. It was the least I could do.

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I have been working with Mrs. Mary-Lyn for a couple of months and she has been teaching me how to show dogs. She has been training me to show Huggie.

Today was the Tampa Bay Chihuahua Club Specialty and this was my very first dog show. This is what I have been getting ready for. When we got there I was really nervous because I didn’t know what to expectant this was first time showing Huggie. I got even more nervous when I found out I was going to be the very first person in the ring for the Specialty and I would be in the ring by myself. There were two juniors entered but the other girl had a family emergency and couldn’t make it.

When I got into the ring, the Judge told me to do a small circle but I didn’t know what she meant. She explained it to me and how I make one so I just walked around half of the ring. I only know what a down-and-back and a triangle are. Once I figured out the small circle I felt better but I really need to learn more patterns.

The judge told me that I did really good but that I need to listen more closely. I came out of the ring shaking but everyone told me that I did really great and they knew I was nervous. I was nervous because I thought I would do bad, but I didn’t! I am so happy!

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