I'm a week out from my first run for ribbons, I have my 4.5 yr old "meat Dog' BLF entered in WC. She's well bred, has thrown some good pups, and has retrieved a couple hundred ducks, geese, grouse and dozens of barn pigeons. She's very lady like, very calm in the blind, "graceful" slow water entries, no wasted energy in fact she's so steady and slow that I worry about it being a negative. Im confident she'll pass the WC, likely the WCI and depends on her focus for the WCX. She runs triples, T's force to pile, wasnt FF'd, just did CC, will hold on for dear life until told " thank you. She will handle but nothing fancy, both "over's", back and come to whistle. She's steady to honor in training, not testing in a real hunting scenerio. My questions are, we have to be on site for 8:30 am, what sort of feeding schedule do you do on trial/ test days?, how early should I be to "air" her? any practice retrieve's on site? Any other tips for this weeks training or the day of would be MUCH appreciated!