If you want to do FastCAT, make sure that you have two people. Since it's a straight 100 yard run, you need one person to release him at the start and another to catch him at the end.
Ah, do you think that is something where I could ask someone to do on the spot? My kennel club is having one in December, so I know I would have help there, but the one in Nov is 2 hours away, and I doubt I can find anyone to come with me.
It is a lot of fun, so is the regular CAT! If you're not sure if he will chase the lure I would recommend asking to volunteer with a club doing a local Fast CAT and ask if you can do a fun run with him on a break.
If Ace is like most dobermans be aware that he will probably become totally nuts at the sight of the lure. Most dobes scream bloody murder and want to pull you down while they wait for their turn. Sometimes it takes 2 or 3 people to hold a dobe when it's on deck.
BTW you can find upcoming trials on the AKC site's events search tool.
Yup, I used the AKC site tool to find the shows within 2 hours of me, and I have several coming up. I have never been to one though! Maybe I should just wait for the one in December that my kennel club is putting on, that way I have my trainers there.
My breeder does the Fast Cat with all of her dogs, and recommended playing with a FlirtPole first to see his interest levels. That arrives tonight! But I just figured it would be something fun for him to do.
Honestly, Ace's drive is not.... well... not really strong anywhere lol. He's not all that food driven. He loves his treats, but if there are people around, he could care less. He's not much prey driven either. He will chase after squirrels and birds, but that is rare. He usually just stands there and stares. He's like... people driven? Its the one thing you can't break his attention with. He loves meeting new people or friends, and that is when he tends to lose his mind. He just cant wait to get to them and say hello and get pats. I honestly thought that part of him would settle out by now, but its still the same, haha. Prey or treats cannot break his love for people.
So I have no idea how he would actually do with anything lure related. Its going to be interesting to see!