Here are some tests (over many years) I wish I had thanked the judges and walked away from:
Started Mark toward a busy highway.
Senior Trail toward a busy highway.
Water mark with one Over-Under and a third mark with an entry into a deadfall with potentially dangerous sticks.
Into-the-wind triple where there was equal access downwind (following a screwed up land series.)
Upland tests quartering into "blockers." (X n)
Upland with flush at the end a long trail.
Marks into 6 ft. cattails.
"No-see-em" water blind that was technical enough w/o a trick.
The ones that come to mind were either potentially unsafe or unfair to the dog (at the level he was at.)
Misteaks happen, judges only make my "list" with repeats.
...... ..does ZERO good.............you could tell judges why if out of protest but that IS in poor taste and sportsmanship. Not saying that I have NEVER wanted to..... just don't see the point...better to let the dogs do the talking...
with folk spending hundreds and hundreds teaching the dog how to be test wise.
the few spending two or three $85 entry fees to nip it in the bud ain't nothing:cool:
and it does make a lasting impresion on the wild dog that can smell when it is at a real test.
I can think of one or two handlers that should do it, and soon!
I sold my sea monkeys and ordered my super X-ray spy glasses from the back of the comic book and still could not see through Molly MiniVans blouse!!:(