|09-01-2013 07:50 PM|
Things are going great! I really love training with our mutual friend. Later this month I'm going to be back down south training with my old club. Maybe you could come out.
|09-01-2013 07:48 PM|
|mycobraracr||So the schutzhund club that's having the trial same day as our SDA trial may have to cancel because all they have "ready" are BH's. So my TD emailed them and said there are a few of us that would trial if they wanted to move it to any other weekend. That way they could at least have a trial. We may luck out after all.|
|08-29-2013 05:37 PM|
|Jack's Dad||Hey myco, how is everything up north? Too bad they didn't have them on Sat. and Sun.. You could have worked both and been really beat up by Sunday night.|
|08-29-2013 04:46 PM|
I totally agree. Spring and fall months are jam packed.
I had never heard that SchH trials couldn't be on the same weekend if close before. Interesting, I need to look up the distance on that. It seems to happen a lot around here.
I am talking about separate sports. I like to think the dog world is much smaller than that though. In this particular case, there are members or decoys that participate in just about all of it. So I would assume (and we all know what that means) that they would be aware of the other trials. It's really just my problem. I like to play in lots of area's. I'm trying to become a jack of all trades master of none in dog sports.
Thanks for the replies
|08-29-2013 01:40 PM|
SchH trials can not be on the same weekend if within a certain distance from one another. They can be on separate days of a weekend (one club Saturday, one club Sunday) or a week apart (which can also be tough on clubs getting entries).
You are talking about separate sports and I'll bet many of those clubs don't pay much attention to what is going on in the other sports. I doubt it is intentional.
|08-29-2013 11:19 AM|
I know it's lame. There are clubs that do it though. None of the ones mentioned in my first post, but some. There was a club around here that never advertised their trial and it wasn't up on the governing bodies website. Then when people did find out about it, the trial was "full" and they were charging if I remember correctly(this was last year) $75 per spectator. That kinda tells me they didn't want any outsiders for some reason. This has happened twice on the last year.
The majority of groups I can think of, are as you said. They advertise way early and try and get as many outside entries as possible. Heck my old club would waive the entry fee for club members if they had enough outside entries to cover the trial. Believe me, we wanted outside entries. My current groups trials are filled a month or two in advance. Most of those are outside entries. Actually last trial we had to turn it into a two day trial to get everyone through.
|08-29-2013 11:15 AM|
Trials are more common in certain months because of weather...so every one tries for those 6 weeks or so when the weather is most likely to be promising!!! And then many clubs share judges/expenses (at least in the 2-3 regions near me) so the trials are definitely clustered together.
|08-29-2013 11:05 AM|
I've not heard of people doing it on purpose, that seems kind of lame. Why would a club want low entries? At least in SchH the cost of putting on a trial is basically fixed...you need a judge, lodging and transportation for the judge regardless of how many people trial so the more people pay an entry fee the better of it is for the club.
When I do SV shows I try to confirm the date well in advance and tell the club how many dogs I'm bringing (my own dogs plus any dogs I know I'll be handling). I've had events canceled because of low entries or not enough entries confirmed so if I really want the event to happen, I try to guarantee I will bring at least 5 dogs.
|08-29-2013 10:52 AM|
Multiple trials one day
Next month was planning on going to two different trials. That was until I realized they were on the same day. One is a SDA trial and the other is a ring trial. The groups are about 2 hours away from each other and there is no way I could go to both the same day. Now, the following month it happened again. My group is having our SDA trial and a local schutzhund club is holding there trial. I'm starting to think these groups are doing it on purpose. Do your groups ever do this? Host a trial the same day as another local group. Maybe to limit the number of people who come. I think I'm going to send out a letter to all the local groups, telling them they need to get written approval from me on their trial dates haha.