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    I wonder if those so opposed to dogs in the gallery, also get up in arms about giving the birdboys sandwiches to eat at the gun stations.

    Cheese and rice, this is much ado about nothing!

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    Would it be OK if I brought my pet duck? He is cute and hardly makes any noise.
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    I HAVE seen cats at tests on leash. My philosophy is, if your dog is truly competent to run hunt tests, he/she knows fully well what his/her task is that day. It's not to go visit the gallery. For crying out loud.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by copterdoc View Post
    I don't care if there are dogs in the gallery.

    If this is such a significant distraction, maybe we shouldn't have galleries.
    Yes this. Get over it folks!

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    My dogs are on barrow time.
    The hunt is only one aspect of that and the rest depends on me. Should I let my dog stay with me in the gallery after he runs?…I guess that depends on me.

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    Like I said... if you had your dog in the gallery and I was on the line, neither my dog nor I would notice. (After all, we have a group and there are usually dogs nearby when we are running our dogs in training.) And if she did notice... fine! Now I know that we need to work on distractability.

    But it's one thing to opine on line. Let me ask you a question...

    If you had your well-behaved dog on lead and she began scratching or sneezing or just being a little antsy, and it messed up the dog of some guy trying to get his first ribbon in the Junior stakes, wouldn't you feel kinda bad? Are you going to turn to the guy and say... "hey, fella. Dogs that run hunt tests aren't supposed to take their attention off the birds!" (Even it it's true.)

    Wouldn't you feel crappy and wish you'd put your dog away?

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    My dogs get distracted by sandwiches and the crinkle of potato chip bags. Perhaps AKC should ban all forms of food for judges, workers and gallery on-lookers at events!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Wegner View Post
    My dogs get distracted by sandwiches and the crinkle of potato chip bags. Perhaps AKC should ban all forms of food for judges, workers and gallery on-lookers at events!
    Mine just snags the judge's sandwich when we walk to the line!

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    It all boils down to common scence , some have it and some don't, has nothing to do with the venue or breed of dog... A couple weeks from now I will be stake chairing for my club and my wife is going to be out of town, going to have to bring the old girl 14 1/2 she can't see or hear, but I assure you she will be in the gallery at some time, getting some attention ( she's Brown). Pretty sure I could leave her unattended off lead and she wouldn't go Anywhere ( but we won't do that).

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    If only the people with common sense brought their dogs into the gallery there wouldn't be an issue.

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