On June 13 SWC held a Retrieving Ratings Test at Prado Dog Training Facility in Chino, CA. The day dawned clear and
sunny, with hot temperatures forecasted. We had an entry of 10, all in the Novice level. Everyone got there early so we
started with laying out the land course and we measured all the dogs around 7:30. We were ready to go 5 minutes before our scheduled start time of 8am! All the handlers were on top of it, being ready on deck without having to look for anyone all morning so we were able to finish up before it got hot. All the dogs (and I hope all the handlers) had lots of fun, with everyone cheering for everyone else. Great sportsmanship and support were shown by all. We had seven qualifiers, but the other three looked like they could be ready with just a bit more training. Congratulations to everyone on their new NRD titles!