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Another JR HT Question

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At what point should a dog be before you enter them in their first HT? This is my first go around and I know she is not ready yet but my fear is entering her before she is ready and doing more harm than good by establishing bad habits in a setting where I have no way of correcting them.
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the best i have seen on this is:

don't enter the dog if you have to regularly address things in training that are expected to be done right at a test.

a good jh example would be a dog that does not return directly to the handler, dropping and picking up the bird repeatedly. if they won't scoop it up and return without fussing, don't enter.

if you know what is required and are honest about your dog's training, you'll do fine. :wink: -paul
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