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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-03-2016, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Training break before trial?

I was wondering if anyone feels taking a few days off of training right before a trial is beneficial?
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Unless you and your dog both have a lot of experience, I wouldn't.
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For Karlo, less is more when it comes to trial week. I will take him on the field if it is a new one to him and work on what we need at that time, but don't over do it. Running blinds is a given. I think it depends on the dog.

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Depends on the dog, for sure.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-03-2016, 06:28 PM
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I agree depends on the dog. I did 4 trials to figure this what works for the dog and me.
What I discovered was I do go to the field a week before, do blinds, also do some jumps if they are different in appearance, I do a long down and a go out.

With my dog less is more. I do nothing the week before

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-04-2016, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone! I guess it will be seeing if regular training makes it good or bad and then go from there since it is my first!
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One thing is to not change anything a few weeks prior to trial.


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Absolutely!!
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The couple of weeks before a trial, I only work on something we have a problem with. For instance, before our first tracking trial we were having a bit of a problem with articles. I worked on articles once that period. She did fine. I quit working until the trial. We got the best tracking score of the trial.

Similarly with the BH on both dogs -- just backed off - didn't do club the week before the trial, did a brief bit of play on the new field the night before the trial on the time it was at a new field.
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