I'm very pleased to say that Hildy earned her first qualifying 'leg' towards her Junior Earthdog title on Saturday, June 11 with a picture perfect run. Straight in the tunnel, straight to the quarry, and working by continually bite the bars and digging for the required time limit. She ran two more times that weekend but a combination of the heat (90 degree plus with high humidity) and frustration meant neither of the additional runs qualified.
On Monday, June 13, we traveled to Columbus All-Breed Training Club where the Border Terrier Club of America was holding its 2016 National Specialty earthdog test. Hildy had a perfect run ("text book" as the judge said after I retrieved her from the tunnel) and earned her second qualifying run and Junior Earthdog title! Such an exciting way to finish her title by earning it at the BTCA National Specialty.