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danforth

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pre champs ring
« on: January 29, 2017, 06:33:18 PM »
Will pre-champs be run in the same place as Champs?  I was wondering if I will get a chance to sample the champs environment by running a class or two in pre champs.

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Re: pre champs ring
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2017, 06:33:45 PM »
It will be run in the same main arena as Champs :)

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2017, 06:34:30 PM »
thanks.

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Re: pre champs ring
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2017, 05:59:33 AM »
YAY!   
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Re: pre champs ring
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2017, 08:13:10 AM »
It will be run in the same main arena as Champs :)

So then if they are in the same arena, I am thinking there won't be the opportunity to have regular classes during the "main event" like we did in 2015 in Springfield?
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Re: pre champs ring
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2017, 10:25:26 AM »
It will be run in the same main arena as Champs :)

So then if they are in the same arena, I am thinking there won't be the opportunity to have regular classes during the "main event" like we did in 2015 in Springfield?
That is correct.   We will have a warm up ring like in Utah.  But not full courses

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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 07:45:08 AM »
Thanks!  Bummer because my baby dog will be there and I was hoping to run some courses with her, but oh well.....  Can't have everything!   ;D
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Re: pre champs ring
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2017, 07:00:44 PM »
Will the arena be set up same way for the pretrial as for champs..with the lovely purple fencing/gates?
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Re: pre champs ring
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2017, 02:43:31 PM »
Will the arena be set up same way for the pretrial as for champs..with the lovely purple fencing/gates?
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Yes!

We like to set up everything for the pre-trial as it would be for Champs.   That way folks can get used to everything as it will be during the main event :)

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Re: pre champs ring
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2017, 07:36:39 AM »
It will be run in the same main arena as Champs :)

So then if they are in the same arena, I am thinking there won't be the opportunity to have regular classes during the "main event" like we did in 2015 in Springfield?
That is correct.   We will have a warm up ring like in Utah.  But not full courses

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Hoping the warm up area will be away from the queing area unlike at springfield where dogs crashing through tunnels and bounding over the aframe was VERY distracting to the dogs we were trying to keep calm in the Que
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Re: pre champs ring
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2017, 07:56:01 AM »
We'll do our best.  But most likely it will be some what close. 

It's not something we aim to do, but it is championships too, so we expect the level of dogs attending to be able to handle distractions :)

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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2017, 10:22:05 AM »
  Just curious - why do dogs need to warm up on contacts and tunnels when that's not allowed at a regular trial? 

Why are dogs being drilled on obstacles when that is also not allowed at a trial?

I would think a  jump / hoop should be sufficient like at a weekend trial -

Is there a valid reason??
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Re: pre champs ring
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2017, 11:19:53 AM »
  Just curious - why do dogs need to warm up on contacts and tunnels when that's not allowed at a regular trial? 

Why are dogs being drilled on obstacles when that is also not allowed at a trial?

I would think a  jump / hoop should be sufficient like at a weekend trial -

Is there a valid reason??

We have our handy dandy judges standing all over the place making sure the 'drilling' doesn't happen 8)

Since we are able to have the side runs this year it is highly likely that the warm up area will be just a couple hoops and a jump.   But in past years, like Salt Lake where we couldn't do the side runs we felt it was needed to give the dogs a way to get prepared.

Why do we feel they need to be prepared, when they can't prepare the same way at a weekend trial?

Because it's Championships, which is an event that people spend the entire year working towards.    Some people spend more than a year preparing for the event.

So we hate the idea of someone blowing up a run they have been waiting for an entire year to do.   So we give them a chance to warm up a bit beyond what they could at a trial because the stakes are much higher than what you would experience at a trial

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Re: pre champs ring
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2017, 11:23:39 AM »
Ok - thanks - Not being argumentative - just wondering why it is so different -
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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2017, 11:34:01 AM »
Great explanation, Chris.  I might just add that some of the courses are much longer than at regular trials.  It is good to have a dog well warmed-up to do them.  Plus, with the time stretched out between runs being very long, lots of the dogs have been napping in crates for longer than usual.  Great chance to get them awake and mentally prepared to run.

Not to mention that some of the awards are paid for by the nominal fee that we pay to use the contacts to warm up.  Very useful, IMO.
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