Things to remember include:
- cue the handler defense by beginning at a sit. use verbal cue and then the physical by asking for "contact"
- cue the exercises where Quinn will be sent for a bite by beginning in the down position
- figure out how I will sit on something. Quinn should move 3/4 but not move behind me
- teach Quinn the position he should return to
Dennis said today that we are practicing work that is at the MR2 level. I'm good with that! Better to practice and be comfortable working at a level of expectation beyond what is required. In that way, the actual competition will be easy, over and done before I know it because myself and the dog will be prepared for something more challenging.
The very next thing I need to do is to print off a copy of the rules so that I can break down the exercises and make sure I know what is expected of us. Oh, and send in my Mondioring Association membership!!