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Amateur trainers,what do you do if your dog gets dropped after the first series?

  • Leave immediately, preferably under the cover of darkness.

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  • Leave but only after making sure everyone within earshot knows how unfair the test was.

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  • Stick around for the BBQ and drink heavily.

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  • Don't know, my dogs never been dropped after the first series.

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Amateur trainers, what do you do?

2124 Views 9 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  AmiableLabs
Thought this might be kind of interesting or at least illuminating :D
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That's the thing I've figured out with FTs - you are in good company whether you are out in the first or in till the 4th - it doesn't bother me to go home without a ribbon in a FT, guess its the nerd in me and I can logically justify that only a few will get one. Thin about it even in a 80 dog stake only 5% will get any points. Unlike some games, not everyone gets a ribbon just for showing up and warming the bench! ;)

Yeah, yeah there are times we all feel like we got screwed but there are also times I know someone else got screwed cause I had a little bit of luck on my side, but all in all it evens out in the end.

I also look at it this way, if I go out in the first, that gives me a few extra days to train vs. the other guy who makes it to the 4th - besides if I keep going out in the first maybe I should be out training vs. trialing or I need a new dog!

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