Lindsay,'animation' is not required for the dog to pass, only correct work.
Go out and do the best you can..if it makes you feel any better..in all the years I've played in SchH..not ONE judge has ever said a retrieve was fast enough...evvvvvver! LOL...even on the dogs that literally tore up turf doing it I'm dead serious about that too...have
watched trials at the National level...some damn nice fast dogs...and then the judge says..
'und das bring could be faster....' I often have thought to myself...really? HOW????
Just go out and do the best you can with each dog..and everyone else can pound sand
E-Dog - 2012 WPBTCA National Championships
The time when screech owls and Bandogges howl and spirits walk and ghosts break up their graves.
Act I, Scene IV of William Shakespeare's "King Henry VI"