Grace is a wonderful dog, but she is very different than Magic. She can do all the required aspects for Novice, and at times she can do them beautifully, but other times you would think she had no clue at all. We are not consistant together. So do I enter her for the experience, and enjoy the time together, or do I not?
See here is the thing, I enjoy going out and playing with the dogs. We always do our best, but I dont stress over the win or the q or any of that. I truly like going out and having fun with my dogs. Grace LOVES going. Grace gets very happy and very excited, and therefore less likely to be focused and listening. But, that is Grace and I love that about her, and dont know that I want her to lose that excitement even if it does make our times in the ring often interesting. So do we enter and try and hope for the best, or not?
Some people say never enter before you are perfect. I will never be perfect, how can I hold my dogs to that standard. Is it wrong to go out and have fun even if we score 70? In some peoples opinions it is. And I don't hold anything against the people who want to earn perfect scores, but I also dont think that should be a requirement to play. Someday I may be interested in that, but right now, honestly I am not. I would prefer to Q but if I can go, have fun, see improvement, or at worst see what more we really need to work on, I don't think trying/playing is wrong. What do you think?