It is the HANDLERS responsibility to....
1 Train and prepare your dog for the level of testing you want to participate in.
2 Read and re-read the rules of the game overall and level you want to participate in.
3 Arrive at the location of your test on time.
4 If unable to watch test dog run, watch at least a couple dogs and ask any questions before you run.
5 To concentrate on running your dog to the best of your ability. (there will be time to chat at the tailgate party)
6 To bring up any thoughts, views or opinions of wrongdoing immediately to a member of the test committee. (Not the next week on the internet)
7 To question your pass fail status at the test, not the next day.
NOTE- This is very important. It has only happened to me once and I have run a fair number of times. Once I was very sure my dog had simply smacked a test. At the ribbon ceremony, I was not called up. I very politely asked the stake marshal, and together we asked one of the judges. The judges had handed the stake marshal a very small and soggy scrap of paper with the qualifying dogs. My dogs number had sloughed off. If I had not asked I would have failed that test and nobody would have known. The judge instantly remembered me because I was running the only Chesapeake's at the test!!! And yes I get jokes about that all the time.
8 To know when enough is enough and as quickly and efficiently as possible pick up your dog when the friendly hand on the shoulder comes.
9 To Thank the judges as you leave the line. Every time, no mater if your dog ate up the test or if the test ate you!!!
10 To police your area even if visiting a neighboring club. Leave the grounds as clean or cleaner than when you parked.
11 To obey the instructions on parking, airing, viewing the test and driving on test grounds roads.
Can you all come up with some more???