Hello All - I am new to this board and this is my first post.
I am considering entering my 13 Month old lab into a JH Hunt Test in 2 weeks.
I have never even attended one of these and had a few questions.
Do you think its a bad idea to enter my dog the first time I ever come to an event or should I come watch one before entering? Are they open for people to come "Watch"?
How long does it usually run if it Starts at 8AM? Do I stay the whole time or until my run is over or either one?
Will other dogs be close by distracting the running dogs or are they separated?
Also- How do "Drops" work on the JH Portion... Lets say my dogs gets the bird, comes out of the water, shakes, drops it accidently, picks it up and returns to heal and delivers to hand... is that a pass or fail?
Suppose he drops the bird while running back out of excitement, picks it up and retrieves to hand?
Thank you for all the help... this is very new to me.