I am about 80% ready to enter Bosley in Open Obedience in December. There is a trial in Calgary that is Obedience only and it should be a nice, quiet trial without too many distractions. I have my entry form filled out, but I still haven't mailed it.
I am 20% unsure mainly because Bosley is not always 100% on his attention in the ring. We are also still tweaking his drop on recall.
The other night we did a complete run through of an open routine exactly the way it would be in a trial - no treats and no talking between exercises. Bosley did very well. Today we did another run through in a place that Bosley had never been before. His first run through was good. His second time through, he was a bit more distracted, but we made it through without me losing him completely.
In a real trial, I think if I can have his attention and focus during the heeling, the rest will be OK.
The entry form is in my car. I just need to put a stamp on and mail it. I will need to decide soon.