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: Is this a fault?



Mark Littlejohn
05-30-2020, 04:40 PM
Qualifying stake.

Dog (big one, 90+) sent for the flyer. Picks it up clean, returning like a locomotive back to the line for next bird. Handler blows a sit whistle when dog is about 5 - 10 yards away, then quietly heels him in. When asked why that was done, he explains that he does that to preserve his bad knee. The dog had been known to wipe him out as he flies back to heel. One judge suggests he not whistle the dog to a stop like that again.

Would you penalize for this? If so, what rule applies?

Daren Galloway
05-30-2020, 06:31 PM
Absolutely not. Who cares.

moscowitz
05-30-2020, 09:59 PM
Rule 46 training ?

paul young
06-05-2020, 10:25 PM
Not a fault. -Paul

captain2560
06-06-2020, 05:12 PM
not a fault that I can find.

EdA
06-07-2020, 04:36 PM
Absolutely not. Who cares.
Not me, what if said dog does not answer said whistle? ;)

Daren Galloway
06-07-2020, 05:34 PM
Not me, what if said dog does not answer said whistle? ;)

I'm throwin ya out!!!! haha. but seriously, wouldn't care.

Malcolm
06-10-2020, 02:03 PM
No fault! He could be protecting the line out to the next bird? If so, why would you penalize smart handling??

Mark Sehon
06-10-2020, 03:07 PM
No way!!!!!!

pheona
06-18-2020, 10:08 PM
Good to run

tigerfan
06-18-2020, 11:41 PM
I'm throwin ya out!!!! haha. but seriously, wouldn't care.
I bet you'd care if that 90 lb+ freight train barrels into your kneecaps :)

martaperal57
06-22-2020, 09:28 AM
I think it's not a fault. ¿Why do you think this things?