so as you may recall we had to scratch our first derby (drew #17 dog) because of an incident with a barb wire fence (the fence won!). stitches were removed today and the vet gave us the all clear
i signed up for a test last week thinking that was the response we would get
couple weeks ago i posed a question to my training group. if i was the first dog to the line and i told you i had never run a trial and neither had my dog. would you allow me to drop back a few dogs to get the hang of it
responses varied (including from one who will be a judge at the very derby we will be at) most said probably not
well of course i jinxed myself. got drawn as first dog
what would you as a judge do in this situation? stick the script? drop back a few?