years ago I was marshal of an akc junior test water series on a sunday afternoon down at Dead Creek were you all have been. one of the judges asked me to have ready a pick up dog and we had nothing. it was Sunday afternoon after all. so I made the rounds among the parked trucks and gave him a small pail of rocks and said in a loud voice "here is your pick up dog!"
and yes a few handlers did have to ask for the judge to toss a "pick up rock"
hey, we got through the day right?
"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
"The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin
"Your dog learns as much by doing his work right,by your praise and encouragement, as he does by your displeasure and correction." DLWalters