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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-16-2012, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Trial Prep weekend!

I've been considering going for Aiden's IPO2 in October. It's never something that I ever considered as an option before (since he really isn't an incredibly amazing sport dog), but his progress in training has really been proving me wrong. We have so much fun moving forward together. It's our club's trial and I think if we make a few more little tweaks here and there, we may just be able to do it! Wish us luck!



















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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-16-2012, 07:30 PM
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Looks great! Go for it! I wanted so bad to do our trial in October but with my long vacation, other dog events, some family commitments, and then the thing with Pan I haven't been able to get enough rounds of protection in.
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Looks great! Go for it! I wanted so bad to do our trial in October but with my long vacation, other dog events, some family commitments, and then the thing with Pan I haven't been able to get enough rounds of protection in.
I just can't even believe I'm considering it! I just need to really work on the back transport. He's super quick to learn, so I don't see it as being a problem. Our biggest problem for our IPO1 was ME! His scores could have been much higher if I hadn't totally freaked him out, lol. I think I just need to get out there more to learn how to handle myself in a trial, if anything.

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Don't under estimate your self or your dog! He is already an IPO1. What do you have to loose?!
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Don't under estimate your self or your dog! He is already an IPO1. What do you have to loose?!
I think I'm going to do it...I'm just so nervous!

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I went to a seminar w/ Brenda Riemer on reducing handler trial stress.
I'll review Brenda's methods before I trial Karlo.

At least you know you aren't alone in your nervousness!
I wish you luck on the 2, you'll do great!

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Cool! Good luck!!

I am right there with ya with the nerves. When it comes time to trial, I will have to practice on that field a few days in advance, or I will have MAJOR handler problems on the trial day. lol! Same issue I had with the horses for many years. Finally got better after I did it for 20 or so years.

You two can do it though!!

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Go for it and good luck! You guys are doing incredibly great and honestly, you are an inspiration that you take a dog like Aiden and you get the best out of that dog. He is not a bad dog and honestly, I can see the two of you taking onto the challenge and go for the IPO 3 once you've put the 2 on him.

You are a great handler!

My helper said we'd be taking the BH and the 1 next spring. While I believe him I can't see myself doing it just yet but I can totally see you two getting both. The 2 and 3.
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Aww thanks guys! You're all so supportive!


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DO IT!! what's the worst that can happen? Plus, from what I gather on this forum you guys are doing great and you're doing an awesome job with Aiden, so why not try for IPO2. I'm going for IPO1 in 3 weeks and nervous as can be, so I know how you feel - but, I know you guys will kill it.

Where is the trial?

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