Good luck on judging. Fill us in and take photos. Sometimes when I judge hunt tests, I take a video of the test dog. It's really nice to remember how things came together.
Trained last Saturday with a totally wild Riot. He was a crazy dog and completely embarrassed me. But last night he was amazing. I corrected him only once. Thankfully my husband was there so it wasn't just my imagination, Riot really did very well. It was only drills, but gosh it was nice to have a session that was completely great. Now if I only had it on video! Sometimes I think Riot will be just like his sire, hot one day, cold the next. Last night I ran him completely on my left side. Tonight I'll run the same drills from my right side and see how he does. I don't run him from both sides nearly enough. I'm a one sided human, so I have to think really hard when I run him on the other side. He doesn't have a problem though, it's strictly his handler.
The calendar for Alaska trials/tests is already up.
June 1-3 field trials at Pt MacKenzie
June 8-10 field trials at Pt MacKenzie
June 15-17 hunt tests at North Pole
July 6-8 field trials at North Pole
July 13-15 field trials at North Pole
July 20-22 hunt tests at Turnagain Pass
July 27-29 field trials at Turnagain Pass
July 28-29 flushing hunt tests Pt MacKenzie
Aug 3-5 field trials at Turnagain Pass
Aug 17-19 hunt tests at Pt MacKenzie
Aug 25-26 flushing hunt tests at North Pole
Generally our Open and Amateur field trials have 15-18 dogs. Our Qualifying field trials have 6-12 dogs. Our derbies 3-10 dogs.
Master hunt tests 6-24 dogs, senior hunt tests have 5-10 dogs, junior hunt tests 10-30 dogs.
Let me know if anyone is interested in coming up to run their dogs. Small entries, no ticks, beautiful locations, no hot weather. $100/dog to fly on Alaska Airlines each way.
Here's a link to videos of some of our locations: https://www.youtube.com/user/GraylingConst/videos
Please consider coming up and running your dog. Let me know if you can judge, we're always looking to fill a spot!