Fun Dog wrote:I have limited tests under my belt, but the ones I saw the dogs were not under judgement once the handler was told he could call his dog in. I watched as they did everything they could to get the dogs to come off the search. In fact the judges left the return of the dog up to others as they debated the scores. This would be a good question to ask VHD magazine.
I am thinking the search portion stops when the judge tells you to call your dog. I would imagine if the dog did not respond and come in it could effect your cooperation score some. I can call me dogs off a duck search but once I start calling I keep it up so they don't get distracted. I have never lost points for continuous calling of the dog after a search and after the judge told me to call them in. I have not had a dog that did not come in when called, except for Klous in his UT1 run last August. He was hot on the duck at the far side of the lake and when I called him he ignored me, taking another 30 seconds or so to grab the duck. Then he came straight in. Good questions, Dori, remember to bring this up at the Handlers Clinic we are hosting here in Alaska in June.
Don and Crew
Forgive me for being arrogant. I own 4 Drahthaars.
Tundramoor Drahthaar Kennel
Don Lietzau, Chugiak, Alaska