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Hi everyone, I have a (hopefully) simple question:

I am entering my first obedience trial, and the entry form gives me the option of Breed/Obed #1 or Obed #2.

I've looked and looked, and cannot find the difference explained anywhere. Is Obed #1 breed specific? Is it just a matter of two different groups for judging's sake? Is it an experience issue?

Thanks :blush:
Julie
 

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What show?? I'll take a look if you give me the club name and date.

Sounds like there are 2 trials the same day. Are there 2 separate event numbers?
 

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Okay. I read the premium. I heard AKC was going to start allowing more than one trial per day.

Thursday only has one trial. Friday, Saturday and Sunday have two trials. So, you can enter up to 7 trials (if your class is offered) during the weekend. How many are you entering?

(See page 17 of the premium.)
http://www.infodog.com/prm/2020/prm2020.pdf#pagemode=bookmarks
 

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Yes, AKC :)

Here is the Premium. (entry form is page 49)

I would like to enter her in the obedience trial on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There is a list of boxes at the top. Since it is the same dog and the same event (just different days), I can do it all on one form, right?

This is what I was going to fill in:

BREED: German Shepherd Dog
VARIETY: (left blank)
SEX: Female
DOG SHOW CLASS: 90000
CLASS DIVISION: (left blank)
ADDITIONAL CLASSES: (I can leave this blank, because I checked multiple boxes in the list, right?)
OBEDIENCE CLASS: Novice
RALLY CLASS: (left blank)
JR. SHOWMANSHIP CLASS: (left blank)
 

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Yes, you can do it on one form. If you want to enter 3 trials, you do not need three separate days. You can enter 2 on Friday and one on Saturday, or 2 on Saturday and one on Sunday.
 

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Hmmm...okay, let me ask your opinion on this, if I may :blush:
My line of thinking was that this is a young pup (7 months old). This will not only be her first show, but mine as well. I was thinking about trying to spread out the classes to one per day, thinking it would keep it from being 'too much' the first time out. I was going to take her to the show on Thursday, to let her get used to the noise and commotion and excitement level, but not show her that day. However, I gather that Saturday and Sunday will be the most busy and I do like the idea of showing her on the calmer days. Would you do 3 classes on Thursday and Friday, rather than spread them out over the last three (busier) days with a day to check things out?
 

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What class(es) are you entering her in?? 7 months is very young.
 

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My opinion....it's tempting to enter a lot of trials, but it can get expensive real quick, especially if it's YOUR first time and your dog isn't quite ready.

I went to these trials once....the time I went, the shows were HUGE, and noisy. Had to park far away and had to pay for that too. There was even a flyball tournament going on in one of the rooms! Obedience was in its own room, so a bit less distraction there.

These shows close this Wednesday, so if you ARE entering them you should probably enter online.
 

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Oh and sometimes the last day of a big circuit is actually one of the quieter days....people want to get on the road and head home!

I see that Saturday and Sunday are limit entry....and just be aware that the entry is $29 per trial. The reduced fee for second entry is only for multiple entries of the same dog in the same trial.
 

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Thanks, everyone, for helping me with this :)
I've faxed the entry form...hopefully she is entered LOL I went ahead and did the Friday/Saturday/Sunday with one class each day. I'll take her in on Thursday to just walk her around and let her get a taste of the action.

I know she's young, but I feel pretty confident that she can do well. She does well with her classes and we do almost all of our work off-leash already. We've also been practicing in public places...doing extended stand/stays on the sidewalk downtown with people walking around her, etc. Her biggest obstacle will be handler error ;). If we don't qualify, we'll do it again another time. :)
 
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