I mean really,,,, Cant you READ??? Thats what Ted would tell me!!
I didnt mean dog BROK to retrieve,, He broke his "sit" and wandered off before the judge told himhe could..
Just like a test I should have failed when I got up off the bucket when I considered my dog sat there long enough!
I got back to the gallery and was told I got up before being release,, but the judge didnt notice..
I don't think there was a break. Rather, the dog failed to accomplish the task with which it was assigned - that being to remain in one place until released. Moreover, the listing of faults in the Rule Book is not exclusive. That is, just because something is not specifically listed on the Rule Book does not mean that it is not a fault.
I think marking is of primary importance, but not of sole importance. I would drop. Clearly, others would not. That is the subjective element of judging
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For the OP, what was the handler doing letting his dog run around & get in trouble before he was released? Seems Like extreme Handler Error to Me; If a handler cannot control his dog on honor, the dog should be dropped "for lack of control" regardless if he's affecting the working dog or not.
We had a similar situation the dog got up wandered and then pee-ed on the judges leg, all while the handler was pleading with him to "heel-sit". No-one questioned why the dog was dropped .
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