Thanks for the advice haha ...
Are spectators welcome?
yes they are, dress in drab/dark colors. bring a chair, bug spray sun goo and raincoat.
Great thread! Has me more than excited for our first JH, but also lets me know how much more work we need to do!
I glazed over this earlier and did not view! All the new kids need to watch this short vid! Great set up, decoys, duck calls, a "ducky" looking spot! It is just great! You musta been worried during that long hunt on the 2nd bird! and yes slap your camera man!!! You have a happy dawg!
DropinBack, if you haven't done so, you might want to get together with a training group at least once and simulate a junior test before you actually enter a real test. Most clubs have at least one monthly training day in which they do such simulations and many clubs offer the one free training day for potential new members. The reason this is important is that many times dogs act entirely different at a test than when you are training at home by yourself. There are so many distractions, smells, noises, people, dogs, etc.. One training day with a group where you are with people who know exactly how things go at a test can really help you and you will see how your dog reacts to everything. If all goes well then you can go into the test with much more confidence. If not then you know what things you need to work on to get ready. Best of luck, I'm sure you'll do fine!