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    READ THE RULE BOOK BEFORE RUNNING A HUNT TEST REGARDLESS IT BEING AKC OR HRC. As a AKC judge who ran HRC it is always in your favor to know the rules.
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    Yes. Read the rule book.

    But our club has plastic cards that are put up in the second to last holding blind with the most significant highlights. I believe they are there at the Senior stake. They are certainly there in the Junior. (The card just goes over the things the handler has to remember, the sorts of things that just disappear from one's mind under pressure.) The cards ought to be superfluous at the Master.
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    I've marshalled at the line and last holding blind and it's amazing what I see come out of the last holding blind to the line. For example; junior dogs brought to the line on slip leads around the neck, name tags dangling from collars, and chain training collars. The judges were very kind and reminded the handler about the JHT rule regarding collars and leads. SH tests for example; flat collars, but no leads to the line. Luckily the judges didn't notice in the SHT the flat collar, but after the dog and handler ran the first series, I advised handler about the rule of no lead or collar restraints from the last holding blind to the line. Handler wasn't aware of no collar or lead restraints running a SHT. UGH! Read the rules. You and your dog might be fabulous and nail the test, but reading and following the rules and regulations will save your bacon and be the deciding factor of a call back with a pass or fail!!!!

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    I heard not one but two judges at a Junior test tell all the handlers that they had to bring their dogs to the line without collars and had to use slip leads. Those judges clearly didn't know the rules either.
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    I judged a Master once that had an experienced handler do a walk-up in the third series with the dog wearing a collar. I noticed it when the dog was returning I went to speak to my co-judge about what I was going to do and when I turned around, the handler and dog were headed for the truck already. These things happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Walker View Post
    I heard not one but two judges at a Junior test tell all the handlers that they had to bring their dogs to the line without collars and had to use slip leads. Those judges clearly didn't know the rules either.
    That's another reason to read and know the rules. Sometimes you have to educate the judges - at any level.
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    I reread the rules every fall as a refresher. Little things seem to change and I always forget something. I've always found it useful and to be honest, when marshalling, it helps to help the new people that are running, regardless of level. I remember my first tests and the marshals helped with hints as reminders, since you seem to forget the first few times you run a new level. Always calmed my nerves and it's amazing what you can forget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Johnson View Post
    I judged a Master once that had an experienced handler do a walk-up in the third series with the dog wearing a collar. I noticed it when the dog was returning I went to speak to my co-judge about what I was going to do and when I turned around, the handler and dog were headed for the truck already. These things happen.
    What did you end up doing?

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    Dropped the dog. We went to the handler and spoke with her for a moment and then we got on with the test.
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    HRCh Struan's Devil's in De Tails SH, WCX ("Lucy") ... as is her daughter
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    Struan's Master of the Hunt JH, WC ("Charlie") ... also gone
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    NSDTR/CH Struan's Driving Us Crazy JH WCI ("Daisy") ... the baby in charge
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    I believe the rule book is about 68 pages or so. I read a lot of books personally. Kinda tough to remember every sentence.

    At some point you ran your first junior, senior, master, started, seasoned, finished, etc test right? Let's lose a little bit of the self righteousness guys and gals. How about we welcome new folks to the hunt tests, cover all areas of what is expected of the handlers and dogs prior to the test, and welcome questions...maybe even ask who's new to this particular test and give some common reminders and pointers. Some of these folks drove a fair distance to your test in an attempt to actually have some fun on the weekend. What if we actually make the newbies feel welcome and leave wanting to come back again pass or no pass?
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