Hannah just earned her first novice leg! My Great Dane was only 6 seconds off, which was really good for him, the courses aren't really built for giant dogs.
Gretchen Red - I usually don't sign up for instinct, but the next trial I am going to has a special that includes all the novice runs and instinct for a set price, so I'll probably do it then. Otherwise, I don't think it is worth it.
Thank you for the advice. Someone suggested I do it since we've only trialed for practice once (3x in one day but it was 4mo. ago). I hope to get a practice class in at least one more time before the trial. In the future I probably won't do the instinct then.