|Barked: Wed Jun 6, '12 12:45pm PST |
|Oh yay! CPE is my main venue, but I adore NADAC - Maggie is faster and more confident at those trials than she is even in practice. NADAC is more open between obstacles and you really get to see the dogs run a path, I use more distance work in NADAC because of Mags' speed. CPE is really fun though and I always enjoy the trials despite wherever I am (I have been to two trials in MI where I didn't know anybody and I met some wonderful people). I am actually heading to the West Coast CPE Nats next weekend
Handling is tricky though, I had no issues with the basics, but as soon as I started working difficult courses (USDAA Master level) I had trouble, just takes practice and feeling what you are doing - most of it is just more complex things of the basics lol!
From the videos you guys look trial ready, but be prepared for it to fall apart lol! One of my friends has a dog that is wonderful in practice (and she is an experienced handler)...but that first trial was so exciting to the dog lol. By the end of that first day though the dog started to get that this was still agility and the next day went pretty well despite a hilarious first run. I am sure you guys will have fun one way or another.
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