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#1 2bc4me

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 10:44 PM


We entered the Crook and Whistle SDT held in Jefferson, WI at the Novice level. It was our first time at a USBCHA trial. Pip did very well and we took first place at this trial. We have some stuff to work on, but this run felt really nice to me. The field we train in is not this big and I was unsure if she would go deep enough, but the way she went out, made me proud of her.

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 10:56 PM

Pip is off to a nice start!  Her outrun was very nice.  She certainly understood to go wide and deep enough.


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 02:16 AM

Very cool, congratulations! I didn't know novice level trials do not have a cross drive.I would like it if they did it that way here in Iceland. I think the entry level here is too demanding, keeping a lot of stockdog owners from entering the trial world.


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 05:07 AM

Dear Fellow Sheepdogger,

 

Congratulations to you and Pip. You'll have fun with her.

 

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 07:16 AM

Thank you for sharing this and congratulations!



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 10:17 AM

Nicely done. Congrats!


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 12:17 PM

Nice, nice!


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 12:53 PM

Very nice job - congrats!!

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 08:08 PM

Nice!
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Posted 14 September 2016 - 01:00 PM

What a great first run!



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Posted 14 September 2016 - 01:05 PM

Smalahundur, here on the East coast of the US, there are four levels: Novice-novice (drive is optional - the handler may opt to have the dog wear the sheep instead); Pro-novice (dog must drive the sheep once they turn the post); Ranch or Open Ranch (a cross-drive is added); and Open (a shed or obstacle like a Maltese Cross is added). It does provide a lot of opportunities for folk just starting out. For years I'd only watched Open trials, thinking that I'd never, ever get there. But then I watched some of the novice classes (Novice-novice and Pro-novice), and hope sprang eternal.

 

USBCHA only *sanctions* Open and Nursery trials, but many (not all) trials also offer the other three classes.

 

Very cool, congratulations! I didn't know novice level trials do not have a cross drive.I would like it if they did it that way here in Iceland. I think the entry level here is too demanding, keeping a lot of stockdog owners from entering the trial world.



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Posted 14 September 2016 - 05:21 PM

That is pretty cool, entry level here is the "young dog class" which has an age limit on the dog (I don´t think that is such a smart thing). The course is a standard triangular one, outrun-fetch - round the pole -cross drive- penning.

The only difference with the B class is a shorter outrun.

At the open A class a shed is added, this is usually just a splitting of the group.


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Posted 15 September 2016 - 06:58 PM

Great job!


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Posted 16 September 2016 - 11:30 PM

Yeah, kind of like saying your kid just had his first Major League Pewee game. ;-)

Congrats on your first run and welcome to this addicting activity!

#15 2bc4me

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 04:26 PM

Nope, the peewee league is the PT course for AKC and the JHD for AHBA. Novice in USBCHA is at least Little League.

#16 2bc4me

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 04:27 PM

The last post left off my smiley face. Here it is. :)

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:11 PM

Thank you for sharing that.  I have been getting ready to trial for the first time, and enjoyed getting to see your Novice run. Nice job! - Kim




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