I suggest, before entering in anything else, read the rules.
read the rules before entering. I was told before walking in the class that he couldn't eliminate. I never figured he would since I had had him use the bathroom multiple times before walking in, and its not his usual style. He went from sniffing the rats, to an instant squat marking something before I could even react. I corrected him as quickly as I physically could, but he was already DQ'd.
He was not the first dog to eliminate in the ring this weekend. Probably not the last, either.
Beginners are going to make mistakes, it happens. Its people who are understanding and helpful, not critical, that keep them coming back to learn more.