I have my very first Rally competition coming in (second or third week of October). There will be four legs for the novice A group. Two rings from my understanding, a judge per ring. All in one day.
So....what should be my game plan?
If I don't care about loosing the money, do I sign up for all four legs and wing it on the day (not doing the runs he isn't ready for, but if he is "on" and game, doing as many as we can)?
Sidenote - I know in my past posts I mentionned Rocky having little to no drive. Well it's fall and he's a bundle of freaken energy (seriously, different dog). He's "on" during our entire class, and still buzzing to go when it's over. I need to move to the arctic, he hates the summer
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
I think it depends on you and Rocky
I started with a class or two - gave me time to figure what was going on and what to do
brody can now do 4-6 classes without being at all stressed (and he is NOT mr drive by a long shot)
sally does no more than two classes or she goes right over the top
I'd do up to three with Thea - she's a worrier who will worry more and more as the day progresses
(of course if you do that math that means I'm doing 11 classes - which is like 40 runs/walkthroughs on occasion... I don't have energy for nerves that way- HAHAHAHA)
I'd start light get comfy and make sure rocky was comfy then add to my day - but if it was the only chance I'd have for awhile I might say to heck with it and go for all 4 with the knowledge I might pull out if things fell apart
how's that for waffling?
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” H. Keller