On another thread which got pretty snarky there were some comments that either stated that the handler was out of line for video recording his dog running the test (he had a camera in his glasses, he wasn't actually trying to handle a video camera while simultaneously handling his dog, which would be impractical and dumb) or implied that it was against the rules. However, nobody ever cited the rule or rules against this.
I have often had others video my dog running. Not so I could lynch a judge (don't think I ever posted a video good or bad), but so I could learn from it and so I could have a record of my dog running (hopefully well) because in the end all we have left of these dogs is our memories. I think it is good to look at your dog's run because as most of you know if you think you blew the whistle 3 times you probably blew it 5 and you always notice things you didn't remember.
Anyway, I want to hear why it was or may have been against the rules for the handler to record the test.
Some asked if he had the judges permission. I have never read where that is necessary.
Some seemed to imply that there was a difference (in terms of rules violation or sportsmanship) in having someone video your run for you or doing it yourself with the super cool video glasses. Can you please show me where?
The only thing I can see that the guy did "wrong" or possibly should have had permission for was that his video apparently showed one of the judges faces (because the handler looked at the judge, so his glasses camera was "aimed" at the judge at that moment) and then posted it on the internet. So what I'm saying is that I can buy that he should have edited out the judges face or the few frames where his face was shown before posting it, but other than that, just in terms of the video recording and not in terms of posting it on the internet, I would like someone to tell me where it says in the rule book that it is not permissible.
I have not been fortunate to handle my dog in a hunt test for a couple of years, but the next time I do there will almost certainly be a video camera involved (if I can get someone to video for me) so I'd like to know if I'm violating rules or if these other posters were just making junk up when they implied that he needed the judges permission to record or that there was some issue with having the recording device at the line as opposed to the gallery.
Thanks in advance.