Going to run my dog for the first time in a Qualifying this weekend. I read through the rules and didn't see if I could speak to my dog if he is on the Honor. Maybe I missed it-
I know I can speak to him quietly in a Master.
Is this permitted at a Field Trial Qualifying?
No you cannot speak to your dog while on honor.
pg 32 Chapter 25 Field Trial Rules and Standard Procedures for Retrievers
During the period from the moment when the
handler signals readiness for the birds to be thrown
until the dogís number is called, the handler of the
working or honoring dog shall remain SILENT. Also, in all
marking tests during such period, the handlerís hands
shall remain quietly in close proximity to his body.
A handler who projects his hand during such period,
whether for the purpose of assisting his dog to locate a
fall or otherwise, should be considered to have used a
Thanks Evan & EdA! Knew I just missed it