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BH this weekend - first trial ever!

Going for the BH this weekend. It's my first SchH trial and actually, this is my first trial ever with my dog (first dog).

So first dog + first trial = a little nervous owner

Any last minute advice? Do I work him at all tonight? I kept it very light and simple this week - lots of play and nothing new. I'm planning to work him a little bit tonight and then play a little tomorrow right before I step onto the field...
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Get there early and walk him a lot. Make sure he potties (I know, sounds simple but way embarrassing if it happens).
Breathe and have fun!
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Good luck!

And I agree with getting there early. At least that's calming that you'll know what's what and where, not pulling in late and frantic then having to immediately start..




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Agree with get there early and dont forget to have fun

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Good call on getting there early

Supposedly, there will be a long wait because after tracking the dogs trialing for 1,2,or 3 will do their OB and then the BH dogs will go which will give the first dogs time to rest before protection. So I was debating if I should get there early (like when they come back from tracking) or later. Now I definitely know early is the way to go.

Should I play with him before the trial tomorrow or should I just walk him?
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play or not.... depends on your dog.
My boy is, hmmmm, how to say this.... is intense.
So I definitely wanted to take the edge off. Long walk, tug, ball. All before we started the BH routine. Then more ball and walk before the traffic portion. He is also pretty fit, and the weather was cool.
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play or not.... depends on your dog.
My boy is, hmmmm, how to say this.... is intense.
So I definitely wanted to take the edge off. Long walk, tug, ball. All before we started the BH routine. Then more ball and walk before the traffic portion. He is also pretty fit, and the weather was cool.
Oh so you can take a break to reward and tug a little bit before the traffic portion? I did not know that

Another reason to come early - ask questions lol

Thanks everyone, any more tips - please feel free to post them here. I'll be reading them all day and I'm sure other people would benefit from it
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