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    Question Delivery to hand question – AKC Senior test

    Delivery to hand question – AKC Senior test when a dog returns to the line can he/she hold the bird in its mouth while the blind is planted (the judges have the dogs turn around so they can’t see the bird boy plant the blind).

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    why?
    your taking a chance of the dog droping it and not picking it up or you and dog getting into a hissy. do not give the judges something to judge. get the bird from Rover and get it out of your hands.
    and then the ever looming chance of some do-gooder pointing out they are sure you are training on the grounds.
    get the bird, get your hands free, line up your dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    why?
    your taking a chance of the dog droping it and not picking it up or you and dog getting into a hissy.
    1000% agree.

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    I too am interested WHY you would want to do this at a TEST??

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    Maybe.

    The judges might say that the marking portion of the test ends before they allow you behind the holding blind.

    Just a hunch, but is there some underlying obedience issue with the dog? (i.e. some high rolling dogs are a handful at the line except for when they have a bird in their mouth).
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    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Delivery to hand question – AKC Senior test when a dog returns to the line can he/she hold the bird in its mouth while the blind is planted.
    I know perfectly well where you're coming from and yes you can have the dog hold the bird in its mouth while they plant the blind if you so choose just remember you are under judgment the entire time.......

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    Delivery to hand question – AKC Senior test when a dog returns to the line can he/she hold the bird in its mouth while the blind is planted (the judges have the dogs turn around so they can’t see the bird boy plant the blind).
    If the judge asks for then you have to give it to them,,,but if they let you go back into the holding blind with it (which has been my experience mostly and they don't ask for it until the blind is ready,,,,, then,,,,, if you find it advantageous to do so then take advantage of it. Good handling at a test is not necessarily good handling during training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Shafer View Post
    I know perfectly well where you're coming from and yes you can have the dog hold the bird in its mouth while they plant the blind if you so choose just remember you are under judgment the entire time.......
    UNTIL the judge asks for the bird....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridget Bodine View Post
    UNTIL the judge asks for the bird....
    I have never been asked by a judge to take the bird out of my dogs mouth......

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    I had a judge ask for the bird last month . I have a busy dog and was going to let her hold it and the judge asked me for it. It was at Rover's Content, in Brandywine...
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