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    imported_gabbys mom is offline Senior Member
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    I love training for open!

    It is sooo much more fun than doing novice exercises. I mean, we're still reviewing Novice exercises and all, but jumps & dumbbells! Gabby is having a blast
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    Open is a lot of fun but the best advice I can give is don't let your novice work slide. Slacking on the heelwork, fronts, and finishes will kill ya in the higher levels.
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    I agree - I'm looking forward to training for open, and even have started wonderng in my mind how Emilu will do in Utility (just wondering - that's all ) We haven't been training all that much yet - just can't get back into the swing of things after our last show , and it is SO hard to go outside and train in the dark - can't do jumps at all except on the weekends. I also want to smarten up our heeling, and work on fronts especially.

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    DefaultRe: i have to say...

    I'm looking forward to training Open stuff too!! Henry's already been introduced to the high jump and the broad jump (both of which he LOVES to do) and we've just started doing dumbbell work.

    But ugh... we need to do MUCH work on our heeling still!!!!
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    Yep, and wait until you do utility, it's a blast!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patm
    and it is SO hard to go outside and train in the dark - can't do jumps at all except on the weekends.
    I KNOW!

    When did it start getting dark so dang early?

    Most nights I don't get home until 10:30ish- I take a lot of night classes...pffw. I liked summer better.
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    DefaultRe: i have to say...

    We also loved training for Open. But I agree, don't let go of heeling, fronts, finishes and stand for exam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rottnlabs
    Open is a lot of fun but the best advice I can give is don't let your novice work slide. Slacking on the heelwork, fronts, and finishes will kill ya in the higher levels.
    Amen, amen!!! A friend told me to always work on my heeling since it is needed at every level ............ trying to take her advise to heart.
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    First of all I got started in this _____________ years ago because I saw Utility and Open and fell in love with it and knew I wanted to do that! That said, I obviously really enjoy Open and Utility training and competing. Heeling, fronts and finishes make or break you in the ring. If we would have had our f&f's this weekend we would have placed in Open B. Even loosing 1 point on each killed us. One day I would like to have a perfert run in heeling. Have lost only 1/2 point in heeling but would like to try to have at least one run of zero off! What a goal/dream!
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    DefaultRe: i have to say...

    Our heeling has always been pretty sucky, but we do keep at it and I've been noticing lately in Utility that his heeling is really coming along much better, he's not lagging nearly as much as he's done in the past. Keep at it and practice in a lot of different places.

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