Aha!! I thought so. Deep breaths.
Different shows manage things differently. It's par for course at breed shows to "stage" (like you see me doing) which means your ready at cone "A", do your pattern, then exit. But local schooling-level shows will have everyone enter the ring and then pull you out one by one to work your pattern. When you're done, you line up again. It's important to remember your quarters when dealing with the later type of situation. And you must constantly show to the judge. A lot of judges will turn and survey the crowd to see who's paying attention.
No matter which situation, you will almost always "stage" while the previous competitor is finishing up their pattern. That means be ready at cone "A". Don't hang back. Unless the judge tells you otherwise.
E-mail me if you need a therapy session beforehand. LOL.
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