Yes, I'm asking a question about Juniors.
Can a lead be "out" when the dog is running or does it need to be shoved into a pocket?
The lead is being used silimiar to a slip lead in the sense that it is strung through the collar and when the dog is sent the one end is released and it slips through the collar. The other end is clipped to the handler's belt loop via a clip.
So can the handler let the slip lead dangle at their side, exposed while the dog retrieves and then delivers the bird? Or does it need to be stuffed into a pocket and out of sight?