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    DefaultTwo Beginner Novice legs for us!!

    Well, we did it! The runs weren't pretty, but we Q'd with a 2nd place Saturday and 1st place Sunday. It's now much clearer exactly where we need to focus and we have about a month until we try for our 3rd leg/title.

    Abbey is such a happy girl and wants to give love to everybody. Last week we were out and about every day except Tuesday practicing our sit for exam and she did pretty well. On Saturday, she tried to greet both the stewards on the figure 8 and she did lick the judge's hand during the sit for exam, but she didn't move. Obviously no resentment there!

    I made the mistake of showing up really early on Saturday since I wanted to claim a spot for the crate, which caused Abbey to be pretty worn out. She lagged during heeling and figure 8, so Sunday we came later and she did a lot better - she didn't pay nearly as much attention to the stewards and she had her head up watching me a bit more. Her recalls were stellar with a near perfect front, as were her sits while I walked around the ring.

    So now we know where we need to work in the next month before we try for our 3rd BN leg. It's a 2 day event with one obedience and one rally trial each day, so maybe we will come back with two RE legs, our BN title and one CD leg???! Who knows!

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    I haven't seen the BN done yet, but I have a couple pretty much trained for their CDs but not proofed entirely on the long sits/downs and still sloppy with the heels as they tend to wander a bit. Both have several rally titles. I keep toying with doing the BN first and then the CD later on.

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    If you've done rally, you should do well in BN since the on-leash heeling pattern is done with rally signs. The only part off leash is the recall, so a lot of people do BN with dogs that might take off or aren't solid yet. And the "sit" they have to do isn't nearly as long - depends how quickly you book it around the ring. Oh and they get to do a sit for exam instead of stand for exam.

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    Congrats!

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    Congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luvmydog2much View Post
    Congratulations!
    Thanks! I cannot believe how much more difficult competitive obedience is from what I had first anticipated. I absolutely LOVE watching dogs competing in obedience - many of them are just so happy to work.

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    Where are you going next? We might see you!
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    GOOD job! congrats ... it's all learning!
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