The 4th place dog in the Am was Eve. This was her first trial back after being in season.
My husband told me that the Open judges actually had another test set up for the 4th series, a really nice, challenging one, and the fishermen started getting in the way and they had to scrap that test and move to something else. I know that dogs have gotten tangled in fishing line on a number of occasions on those grounds and it is never at the edge of the water where you would have a chance to clean it up while you are setting up. The dogs are actually out in swimming water, which makes it all the more dangerous and necessitates the dog being rescued. I remember that Bruce Ahlers had to take a swim to save a dog from fishing line a few years ago, maybe even on that same lake. Unfortunately, this can happen anywhere that fisherman are permitted on the same water that we use.
On a happy note, congrats to Raven, Gwen and Milton. Also, congrats to Steve Miller on Camma's Q third!