Got a couple of questions, and need ya'lls advice !
There's a HRC Hunt test at the end of the month here locally, and I have already taken vacation from work to go, so I am going for sure either way !
I have a 8 month old BLF that I am sure most here know broke her leg when she was 3 months old, that's hopefully behind us now, and she has came along well in her training ! We have finished force fetch, and am currently working on stick fetch/stick to pile, and if everything goes well she should be ready for starting collar conditioning to commands next week, She delivers both bumpers, and birds (dead and cripples) to heel/hand, and is doing simple doubles both on land and water, marks are being thrown remotely with wingers.
Only issues we have right now is due to her injury, and lay off for so long we have not worked up to long distance marking, but she is reliable out to 50 to 60 yards, but any futher she starts checking up and hunting short of fall ! (Were working on this now) .
I have never been to a hunt test! So like I said I am going, to atleast see what it's all about and what to expect !
My 2 questions are !!! Being I am going should I enter my pup in the started class, with the current training she has ? From the guys I know that have been before, or run dogs in hunt test they say she's ready from talking to them and explaining were we at in her training, and how she's doing !
OR should I just go and observe, and get a idea of what to expect ?? I am in no hurry to enter her ! But do want to, and look forward to in the future ! and figured I may give it a try being I am going, but don't want to enter her if I risk issues in her training, or if ya'll think she does not have a chance to get a pass with were she is at currently!
Also If I don't enter her, can I carry her to atleast get her around the enviroment, or is this frowned upon ?
Just looking for ya'lls opinions that have been there ! My heart wants to enter her, but I keep second guessing if she's ready, Mostly due to me not knowing what to expect, how advanced in training she needs to be, and her lack of socialization with other dogs because I have been unable to let her play with them until recently due to her injury !