If you have decidied to enter the trial, I'd recommend you run preferred. Have you had your dog measured? If so, what height would she be jumping?
Oscar and I compete in agility and we took classes for two years before entering a trial. I had quite the surprise at our first trial when he was measured taller than what he was measured the first time and we were moved up to the next jump height. I had never trained him to jump that high, and although he never knocked a bar, I was still worried. I got the tie-breaking measurement before entering another trial. That is just one example of the unexpected things that can happen at a trial.
At my training club, most of the instructors would have a student continue to train and mavbe attend some run throughs or mock trials with a dog as young as yours. The AKC used to require that dogs be 18 months to enter agility trials. Many handlers still use that as their dog's minimum age to enter a trial.
Oscar OA AXJ CA CL3, 4/23/05
& Mali CA CGC 5/2/06, both rescued, docked & floppy
Pups, Kippy, Betsy, Labs; Samantha, Susie, Coco & Tom, Siamese kitties; all at the Bridge
Last edited by DiverDiva; 11th January 2011 at 07:29 AM.