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I just got the judging program for Friday's show. This is the show in which the Tito Monster is in breed, Open B, and Utility B. (The other 3 shows in which I did that are the following weekend but I successfully pulled him from both obedience events in all 3 of those shows). I'm showing him in breed myself at Friday's show.
So....he's in Utility at 8:15 a.m. and breed at 9:00. So far, so good. I like that because my hands won't have all kinds of shampoo smells etc. on them yet when we do articles.
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He's the LAST dog in Open B, and it's a full judging schedule with just one judge. So as close as I can estimate, it will be
SEVEN HOURS
between when he's in Utility B and he's in Open B!!!!! :mad: :mad:
Since we're looking for UDX legs, if he NQ's in Utility there's no point in staying for Open.
I'd NEVER intentionally NQ him in Utility, but I won't be nervous at all this time around because if he NQ's I'd honestly be a bit happy about it.
Boy oh boy am I glad you guys *talked me into* pulling him from the obedience events the following weekend!!!!
 

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I'd NEVER intentionally NQ him in Utility, but I won't be nervous at all this time around because if he NQ's I'd honestly be a bit happy about it.
You know, you will probably have one of the best scores in you and Tito's career just because of that!! Great luck, either way! Can't wait to hear how you do.
 

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It really sucks because the show is about 1-1/2 hours from here. So JUST far enough that I can't come home in between and run the risk of missing his Open event if a lot of other dogs scratch (which they might because of the judging schedule).
I can't imagine Tito feeling like doing much of anything after sitting around the show site for almost 7 hours.
He's pretty lazy, LOL.
 

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Take your duck call with you!!!
 

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Well at least you would know who proofed duck calls in their training!!! That or it could be a wild time in Open B, heheheh.
 

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Hey, you can do it! I know Tito can do it. My dogs actually do better when they show later in the day. One reason to stick around even if you NQ utility would be a chance to earn master points out of open.
 

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Not sure I can sit around for 7 hours, LOL!
I do forget about the master points, it's still so new. But we have lots of years to earn them yet :)


Hey, you can do it! I know Tito can do it. My dogs actually do better when they show later in the day. One reason to stick around even if you NQ utility would be a chance to earn master points out of open.
 

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Not sure I can sit around for 7 hours, LOL!
I do forget about the master points, it's still so new. But we have lots of years to earn them yet :)
Oh come on, what do you have to do that's better than hang out at a dog show? ;)

At least you're not too far from home. I have made a discovery about me showing far from home. The farther away I am, the more likely that one of the following will occur:

1. We totally bomb, making for a really long drive home
or
2. We go HIT and have to wait around until the end of the trial.

I much prefer option 2!
 

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Are you comfortable leaving Tito alone at the show site? I've often left if I have several hours and done some shopping. I've even considered going to see a movie before.
 

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Are you comfortable leaving Tito alone at the show site? I've often left if I have several hours and done some shopping. I've even considered going to see a movie before.
oh, i couldn't - that would freak me out
 

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Are you comfortable leaving Tito alone at the show site? I've often left if I have several hours and done some shopping. I've even considered going to see a movie before.

I've done that plenty of times too (well not the movie but lunch + shopping). Tell the people around you what you're doing and give them your cell phone #. Dog won't know the difference.
 

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nope, waaaaaaay too neurotic!


Are you comfortable leaving Tito alone at the show site? I've often left if I have several hours and done some shopping. I've even considered going to see a movie before.
 

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I would STRONGLY advise against leaving Fisher alone at a show that I will be at....heeheee :p:

I've done that plenty of times too (well not the movie but lunch + shopping). Tell the people around you what you're doing and give them your cell phone #. Dog won't know the difference.
 

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Don't TeefeToes gots his own presidential motorcade or sumptin'? I coulda sweared I sawed him flyin' TitoWON over a large body of water recently...

Tito / Palin 2012!

:curtain:
 

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bwwwaahaaahaaa
I was WONDERING where you've been and why you've been so quiet!


Don't TeefeToes gots his own presidential motorcade or sumptin'? I coulda sweared I sawed him flyin' TitoWON over a large body of water recently...

Tito / Palin 2012!

:curtain:
 

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Now we'll be lurking around Tito's shows just waiting for his "escort and slave" to leave........

I hate sitting around, but being the best sure is fun too! Good luck! I really hope you don't end up sitting around though. I would just have to fall asleep somewhere.:uhoh:
 

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When I'm at a show all day I'll go stick myself in a group of OTCH handlers. They always start talking training at some point, and I'm always looking for training tips.
 

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The OTCH handlers in your area must be significantly more friendly than *most* of the ones around here....

When I'm at a show all day I'll go stick myself in a group of OTCH handlers. They always start talking training at some point, and I'm always looking for training tips.
 

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LOL, well, I just slide myself on in and haven't been told to get lost yet. I will admit though that I wouldn't have had the guts to do that before I started showing in the B classes. Back then I put my chair right behind them so I could still hear but not be noticed. :curtain:

I did notice that once we started picking up OTCH points I had a lot more people coming up to talk to me than before. Of course I've also had more people start talking about me behind my back since we got our open 1st too. It's like high school isn't it?
 
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