I realize all pups are different, but I was wondering what people's thoughts are on the age to enter a pup into a started/junior test?
My little girl is 15 weeks now and I'm pretty sure she could pass a started test, not that I'm looking to enter her right now. I haven't ran any retriever tests, but it looks like some of the dogs I've seen in the started tests are about a year old. My original plan was to get her through the started by the end of the spring or early summer? Then get ready for duck season and more senior levels next spring... I know there are no "time tables" in dog training, but I wanted hear some thoughts from more experienced handlers.. .