Would it be a nuisance or seen as rude if I took Talon to an agility trial to work on his dog reactivity? The trail I'm thinking of is in a large warehouse type building with barn style doors (working from pics of it online). They welcome well behaved dogs into the trial area, but I'm not sure he's ready for that. Should I email the trail person to let them know or just go? I was thinking it would be good for him to go to a trail once or twice a month to work on staying calm around other dogs in conjuncture with his dog classes (which are currently on hiatus until the end of march). However, I'm nervous about going and creating a scene. My plan is to just stay outside, a distance away if possible, and work on staying calm and work towards getting inside. Obviously I'd stay out of peoples way and I'm not going to let him just sit there and freak out lol He's been doing so well in class that I think he's ready for this. He's able to be right next to his classmates without getting super excited and he's going well when we see dogs outside on walks as well, so I think this would be a good next step. He's also not super vocal unless he get REALLY close to an unfamiliar dog and can't get to them, and than it's a a really high pitch screaming whine. I'm mainly just don't want to ruin other people's day if he does have a freak out, even if I move him back quickly. Also, are there often out of control dogs running around? He's not aggressive, but I don't want to get further back in our training by too many run ins. I'm hoping to go to the trial this weekend to check it out without Talon and than go the following trial with Talon to start practicing. Good idea or bad idea? Things I should know before hand about etiquette? not sure if it matters but the trials at this place are NADAC and ASCA. *edit* Oh and I was thinking it may be a good idea to get him a "I need space" yellow vest for it as well? I figure people at a dog trial would know what it meant and respect it more than the general public.